I can't prove it but I think I've been entering into the land of the fair fight for the first time in 60+ years.
Since starting this “Always Hungry” program in early January, the big reveal to me has not been lost pounds (though that has happened) but the relative ease of doing it and the lack of hunger and cravings in-between meals.
So, why do I say “fair fight”?
My physiology is no longer artificially determining what appeals to me, that's for sure. What has also emerged is the ability to recognize when the impulse to eat something has nothing whatever to do with cravings or hunger.
It is sobering to realize that this part of the fight has been “fixed” for years by the steady, drip drip of even small amounts of sugar and processed carbs. After seven years on WW, I certainly ate less of those foods but they were still a daily presence.
But now, I am faced with none of that physiological base and the silent space made available by no longer having daily mental negotiations about how much of this, how much of that is like taking the stage in an empty auditorium. The resources needed to follow this AH plan are a different thing. It is a totally logical education system. Read the book. Get the principles. Try some the recipes. It is not a battle if you have signed on.
But, the long haul?
This is where I am: The physiology is apparently under control as far as I can tell.
Towing the line so far without kicking up a fuss.
How long this shall last, I do not know.
But, at least now, I shall know when and if it kicks up dust, I won't be thinking my body needs these foods. I'll be back to “What is it, Pat, that you really are looking for?”
If chocolate is not the answer, then what is the right question?