I have a new relationship!  No it’s not some hot young guy, its FOOD. 


Like most great relationships this one took me by surprise.  When I began my journey to treat menopause my doc spent a lot of time on nutrition.  Honestly, I did not want to hear about it.  I know what I SHOULD eat, for goodness sake; I have been on every diet out there – probably twice!  I won’t list them all – we all know what I’m talking about.  I wish I had put every dollar in the bank that I have spent on diets; I would be rich for sure. 


I didn’t give my weight even a single thought when I sought treatment for my hormone imbalance (that’s what I will call it from now on, no more menopause, it was a full blown IMBALANCE).  I prayed to GOD to just stop my hot flashes.  I just wanted to go to bed and sleep through the night.  The focus wasn’t to lose weight.  But when the doctor mapped out how to eat, I was pleasantly surprised and listened.  And boy am I glad I did! 


I must say the first few weeks were hard, not because I was on a DIET, but because it was all Greek to me.  I mean the eating so much was hard – it felt backwards.  I was so used to starving myself that my body was in shock when I started eating more often.  Now my body needs food every few hours or my blood sugar drops.  I was angry at first.  I was like “great, now I have a new problem,” but it’s not a problem at all, its NORMAL.  Our body NEEDS fuel. And what I have found is that when I give my body what it needs I don’t think about food all the time.  I do not deprive myself EVER. 


When I eat simple sugar it makes me sick; headache, grouchy, tired.  My sweet tooth is still there, so I eat dark organic chocolate when I want something, it satisfies me.  No carb induced coma either.  No headache.  No yucky feeling.  I think for the first time in my life I have a healthy relationship with food.  Oprah, are you out there? You said you fell off the wagon; you never should have been on the wagon in the first place.  I bet all my winnings from Vegas what she has is a hormone imbalance.  It is no coincidence that her thyroid is out of whack.  (Well that’s my opinion!)  Why is it that so many of us have a new onset thyroid problem just around the “CHANGE” hmmm!  It’s something to investigate.  And trust me I will!


Ok, I must eat my before lunch snack now, so hungry. 


Until later 





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