Jul 06 2010

Out of the mouths of babes…

Category: Fitness,Weight ManagementPatricia @ 7:02 pm

My dear friend recently shared a story about her 3 year-old granddaughter, Tayden. One morning at 7:00 AM, the entire family went to pick strawberries (Tayden’s favorite food). Tayden would pick about half a container and then sit down and eat the entire thing.  Pick another half container and sit and eat the entire thing, etc.

About an hour into this, Tayden had probably eaten 2 or 3 containers of strawberries.  Her mom said, “Don’t you think you have had enough?”

Tayden shrugged. Clearly, it was hard to think of ‘enough’ strawberries. How many would that be?

So, her uncle asked, “Well, how does your belly feel?”

And she replied, “Oh, my belly is full. But when it’s good and my BRAIN wants to keep eating, it just doesn’t listen to my belly!”

How often have you continued eating after your belly was full? You ate because it tasted so good or because you were happy or bored or lonely or tired or angry. Are you listening to your belly? Is your brain (your thoughts) fully aware of your body and your physical needs? Or are you ignoring it?

In order to create and maintain excellent health, your mind-body connection should be fully engaged and in working order. If you need a tune-up, I can help you to access the power and make the connection. Choose your thoughts. Choose your body.

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