MY NEW RELATIONSHIP
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.