There is a grocery store by my work called Mariano's. It is seriously a gift from God to my body and my lunch hour.
The salad bar in it is jam packed with all organic, fresh delicacies. Vegetables like crazy and a choice of 5 different lettuces, including KALE. What a DREAM.
So, I get a salad every day for lunch. My co-workers ask me if I eat anything else, which just means they don't see me outside of work. :) But something interesting happened today during my salad experience.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I literally thought the words, Get mushrooms every day. You love them. They are hearty like meat and just goooood. Don't forget this and get them every day.
Then I smiled and went on enjoying my shrooms.
But TODAY I literally thought, Mushrooms do not taste good in salads. Remember you don't like them in here, and as good as they look every time your creating your masterpiece of greens, don't get them.
What the heck? I am weird and indecisive, yes. But it also made me think of another great health concept that I want to stick to more and more the older I get:
Listen to your body.
This can be taken in the wrong way, giving yourself an excuse to eat crap. That's not what this means!! What this does mean is if you're full, stop eating. If you're hungry, eat some more. If you want something dense and hearty, eat an avocado (not steak. hehe.). If you want something light, grab some watermelon or make a salad with lemon juices as dressing and cucumbers. The more you do this, the better you get at it. What this does is it gives your body authority over your mind, or, dare I say, heart.
Emotional eating is listening to your head.
This is listening to your body.
Your body will tell you what it needs and when. How brilliant is that? And nice of it, if you ask me.
And I can tell you, I probably won't be eating mushrooms in my salad for awhile. And they won't be missed, for whatever reason?
But, when they are, I'll give them a real quick shout out.
Now smile, put your hands on your stomach, and say,
Thank you, Body, for being better at communicating than