If you only listen to your heart, you will oft times end up pigging out on french fries with cheese sauce. (Am I right?) After a while, somebody else will be listening to your heart – your cardiologist. Next time you’re hungry, stop and listen to your head a minute. So yeah, a great big juicy steak grilled to perfection and smothered in butter might sound really good to your limbic region, but engage your frontal lobe and consider what it will do to your abdominal and posterior regions. Is that 10 minutes of pleasure worth all the work you will need to do over the next couple days/weeks get your diet back in balance again?
I ate a salad today for lunch. Fresh salad is loaded with vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and very little fat. It wasn’t my first choice, but when I took a moment to consider my future I remembered that I’d probably be much happier long term than if I just ate a big steak. (not that I eat steak anymore anyway but you get the idea.) After I ate I was delighted to experience that light, energetic aura that slow burning carbs give you, for many hours. It was Wow.
Eat well. Dream big. Live like you mean it!
Mercy Hill Farm