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What a strange change has been happening to me these days. I have switched to mostly organic and have been listening intently to my body telling me when I'm full, hungry, thirsty, etc.
My costs have gone down!!!
I'm just not as hungry. I feel full and satiated with less food. Some part of me wants to eat more just "because I should." But I have so much energy and life!
Mind you, for the last couple months or so, I have been doing less frequent vigorous exercise. I still walk plenty, but that would take very, very fast walking or several hours to get me a little tired these days. So, I'm sure that my body is become more efficient and simply is not expending too many calories. That's got to be part of it. BEFORE I switched to organic, I had noticed that I didn't need huge amounts of food to fill me up.
09-25-2008, 05:59 AM
I've noticed the same thing and it really makes me happy :)
09-25-2008, 08:38 AM
That makes sense now that I think of it. We tend to overeat, not because we're not full but because our bodies aren't receiving nutrients. With organic, since we are receiving more nutrients, our bodies give the "full" signal sooner.
I'm digesting way faster, pooping more and eating small meals more frequently. A "small meal" may be two, very ripe pears. I'm also not eating the huge salads I use to with greens, tomatoes, cukes, sunflower seeds, olives, bell pepper, raisins, etc. Now they're smaller with less variety ~ no seeds, no raisins, olives on the side.... and fewer of them.
09-25-2008, 08:53 AM
I think in the beginning we are so malnourished and our body has lost it's instincts on what REAL foods we need to find certain nutrients that we tend to overeat. Then after awhile those deficits have been met and now we just need to maintain. just my thoughts.
09-25-2008, 08:53 AM
As a newbie, it is so nice that you all have gone before and share the experiences you are having. It gives so much hope and a lot to look forward to.
Revvell, that is EXACTLY what is happening with me!!!
An example: I had only short time before my Hungarian class started last night, so I had to just eat an apple to hold me over an hour or so until the break. I ate another apple, felt satisfied.
I guess that was dinner.
And when I make my salads these last few days, I just am not interested in the huge variety.
LOL. I think it would be "not enough" calories (according to, well, somebody out there who counts these things) if I added up my whole day... but I have energy to burn! And I'm feeling great! Not losing weight or gaining, just stable at a perfectly healthy look and feel.
Very interesting. I'm loving it! I should have made the switch to organic a few months ago. :cool:
09-25-2008, 09:12 AM
Yes, I've had to stop thinking of it in terms of calories b/c I eat what I'm craving and I stop when I'm full.
Sadly I'm still not gaining any weight...
But what can I do...? Ya know, I think some of us are just naturally skinny. I feel like it's not a health issue (I feel great) so I shouldn't worry. :)
Raene, Are you really small boned?? Some people really are just thinner naturally than others. If you are eating when hungry and full of energy, I can't imagine a problem -- unless you have a history with eating disorders. But, if you have a healthy relationship with your food, no worries, lady! (Well, that's my take on it anyways!)
09-25-2008, 10:12 AM
I'm encouraged by your experiences. Can hardly wait until my body gets the message!
09-25-2008, 10:23 AM
I can't believe how much less food I NEED now compared to when I first started, My body is telling me I just do not need a ton of food, I feel clean and light, only problem thinness.
09-25-2008, 10:25 AM
Yeah, I'm pretty small boned. And bony as well. Lol.
Actually even my doctor said I have plenty of fat, I just need some muscle. Makes sense to me. I keep saying I'll start working out...some day I will ;)
09-25-2008, 10:42 AM
One of the things I remember Storm saying is, his kids would be even smaller than they are if they didn't work out. He keeps them moving, building muscle and strength by moving.
I've got Tim VanOrden coming over for a meetup Saturday evening ~ from all I've seen, he's pretty thin. Another one who I think is pretty thin is Gabriel Cousens.
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