Am I still enjoying some of the homemade cinnamon raisin bread, cornbread and chocolate chip cookies that are on our counter? But of course friends! I like balance, what can I say?
But here's what is different now than before…
I'm not eating the above items because I say I should, or because I want my jeans to feel better, or because I want to lose weight or have a flatter stomach. I am not eating the above items because I binged on sweets or overate the entire holiday weekend.
I am eating these foods because they are exactly what my body is asking for.
Cravings for a salad? You bet. Simple oatmeal? I dream about it. Fresh fruit? I can't get enough of it.
And I am just as excited about these foods as I was for the homemade apple pie, gingerbread and candy cane cookies last Saturday.
And I ain't lying.
Trust your body friends. Listen, listen, listen, listen. It never makes a mistake.
Don't set yourself up for disaster as we approach the new year with a strict, harsh and insane food plan. Don't demand that you exercise for 60 minutes everyday of the week. Instead, demand from yourself that you listen to what your body needs. I can promise you this…it will tell you what it needs.
What types of foods are you craving this week? Is your body asking for specific foods?