Tag Archives: overeating

Chocolate Cheesecake Fudge

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Just another quick little recipe that I have featured on Instagram before but haven’t managed to post here.

In the past, if there was ever a choice of cake going around, my preference was always cheesecake. Not sure why, but it just hit the spot. The more I learn about good fats, blood sugar spikes with too much sugar and carbs and the rest of the havoc caused by wheat products (currently reading Wheat Belly by William Davis MD and having mind blown,) I am coming to understand more why my body would choose this high fat treat option. It knows best!

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Buttery Peanut Butter Fudge

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So I was drooling over everyone else’s PB fudge online and I really love any recipe that doesn’t require me to haul out the food processor – I totally have to be in the mood to go that far! Anyway, as you know I love PB, so what could be better than little squares of this loveliness to tantalise your taste buds whenever you get the urge?

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The cutting out certain foods debate…

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On social media, a person gave out some advice, which was aimed at those with eating disorders and part of it said…

“…and never leave any type of food out of your diet. Just eat less of it.”

Now I disagree with that sentiment completely because after discovering I was addicted to a few foods, leaving them out of my diet has been one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to me.

I am at the weight I want to be; I can eat like a normal person and never overeat or binge any more, I have a healthy relationship with the rest of the food I do eat, I’m happy to cook now, I can talk about it all and blog about it without food becoming an obsession for me again and life is easy breezy.

So not only was that advice not suitable for me, the complete opposite was true for me.

So I advised the writer of my view and she went on to explain her angle of Anorexia Nervosa sufferers and Orthorexia Nervosa (obsession with eating only healthy foods) where everything gets out of control and this is one of the methods they use to combat the onslaught of this type of condition.

They try to have a healthy relationship with all foods, so nothing becomes a ‘can’t have’ or a fear food where they basically freak out if they eat something they think they shouldn’t. Her theory may indeed work in those cases; I am not an expert so I don’t know. All I know is what I have experienced.

So in my experience, my approach to leaving foods out is far more relaxed.

It’s not that I can’t have it, it’s that I don’t want it.

I want to feel physically fantastic all the time and I have identified the foods that achieve this. The rest I don’t want because they give me headaches, or make me feel tired, give me a pain in the guts, make me overeat or easily put on weight.

It’s all peace, calm and happiness without those foods from where I’m sitting.

There have been times when I have eaten the foods I normally leave out, and after feeling the unpleasant effects again; it just reminds me why I don’t eat it.

No drama.

There is no fear involved, there is no freaking out involved however the solution I discovered for me, works for food addiction, which is a physical issue not the other eating disorders which are psychological in nature. Just as with any addiction, the solution is to not have it any more. They don’t tell alcoholics to keep having a little bit and just try and control it. Sounds silly doesn’t it?

I guess it’s a lesson again in everyone is different and that general advice given out as gospel may in fact be damaging to some people. So just a general word of advice for you guys, I am all for trying things to see if they work for you and the way you know it works, is that you can do it easily, it’s achieving your aims and it feels good to you.

Don’t keep banging away at something that just doesn’t resonate with you, no matter who says you should be doing it. It’s not you, it’s just that the method is wrong. Try something different and keep switching it up until you can say, ‘yeah, this feels good.’ And sometimes this involves leaving whole food groups out. No drama.

Happy, happy, joy, joy.

 

Kristy xxx

The 5:2 Diet and mindfulness…

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Library trawling again, I found this short little paperback called The 5:2 Diet Book which is written by Kate Harrison and not the original diet’s author – Dr Michael Mosley.

It’s basically more of a story of her experience with the diet and snippets from others who are on it, taken from their forum where they discuss ideas and experiences with it all. Quite entertaining.

When I first heard about this diet, I was quick to dismiss it without really knowing anything about it – jump to conclusions much? Smack on the hand. I thought I was a bit more open minded about things these days. Sheesh!

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The Golden Arches make me feel sick now…

My husband and I were on a road trip to find a field of sunflowers. He is a photographer, so these fun adventures lead us to all kinds of stunning places where I can just sit, enjoy and bask in the beauty of the planet. As we passed a McDonald’s sign he said, “The Golden Arches sign makes me feel sick these days…”

This was an interesting statement as he was once a junk food king, devouring Maccas on the way home from work, pizza for dinner, Hungry Jacks as a legitimate lunch option and downing all matter of soft drinks as part of his normal diet. It didn’t make him overweight but there seemed to be an internal protest going on and slowly over time, it seemed his body couldn’t handle it any more. Call it age, call it just being overloaded with crap for too long, call it whatever you like but the stomach pains, gut pains, feeling nauseous, just generally feeling bad after this type of food led him to eat it less and less often to the point where now he doesn’t eat it at all.

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It’s time to say good-bye to…

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What amazes me about my whole health and weight loss journey is that while I have come along way from the overweight days and have learned so much, the universe never ceases to amaze me further with new discoveries all the time.

Usually these revelations don’t come out of the blue but they build up over time and if I don’t get the message in the early stages where the discomfort is minor, it gets to a major discomfort stage to get my attention. Think pain, hardship, embarrassment, whatever – it just gets worse until you do something about it.

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Harvest Box…snack time!

HarvestBoxBox How cool are the crew at Harvest Box? Have you heard of them? Offering a great healthy alternative to junky snack food, they started out delivering boxes of their scrumptious combos of dried fruit and nuts to people, workplaces etc. who wanted an alternative to chocolate bars and chips.

It gained popularity, won many people over and has now morphed to include snack sized versions that you can take anywhere. Awesome!

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