Monday, November 5, 2012

All You Can Eat

Trust me, if there was a diet, any kind of diet, any kind of food combining, or non food combining, whether it was "no white foods", "no carbs", "no gluten", "no dairy", "no animal products" which meant you can eat everything else, non stop, until your esophagus was backing up, I'd be the first to tell you about it!  Seriously.

Why do some of us, a lot of us, seem to think there is some kind of magic formula?  If it existed, it would have been found out by now, guaranteed!  Oprah would have been the first to had paid for it!

At this point in my life, experiencing what I have, and learning, paying attention, being more and more "mindful" of what I eat and what other people eat, I have come to the conclusion that we just don't need near the amount of food we think we do! This revelation came to me about 2 months ago during a conversation with Mark.

I am so lucky to have found Mark as my partner in life in numerous ways.  What I've learned about training, about being and experiencing my physical body through movement and exercise is beyond priceless.  But to also have a partner in life that has never had, and never will have, to worry about being overweight, or "fat", is of extreme value. Mark is not the only person in my life that has given me an example of this, but of course living with him every day reminds me that "if one person can do it, then it can be done!" And of course I know way more than one person in the world that never seems to worry about gaining weight besides Mark. (I've had dinner with Pavel numerous times and it would seem as if he eats whatever he wants....but it's probably more calculated than some of us think!)

In the past 5 years I have come such a long way in my beliefs about overeating and being part of the victimization of the food industry and what I used to believe was the unfairness of it all.  When I look back at former blog posts I've written and shared over the years I am so freakin' happy that what I once considered "compulsive overeating" was just an excuse, not a fact.  I am not a compulsive over eater.  Did I find myself overeating compulsively at times?  Yes.  But it was not who I was.  I was not a compulsive over eater just because I acted it on it every once in a while....and less and less the more I realized it was NOT who I was!

You can not eat anything nonstop or without boundaries, and you shouldn't want to.  You simply do not need that much food.  Figuring out why you want to eat so much may be part of a process, but frankly, for myself, I don't care about the whys, I only care about feeling better.  Most of the time eating more does not help me feel better, it actually feels worse, more and more....and I couldn't be happier about it.

Here is a blog post I wrote over 5 years ago....I've come a long, long way since then. I would probably still choose a buscut with pnb and jelly, but I wouldn't feel such a victim about it.


Mahda16 said...

I enjoy reading your blogs. I'm finding myself eating more than I need to at this time. I'm working out 4-5 (sometimes 6)days a week for 30-40 minutes (KBs), so I know I'm doing that right. Just need to shut the pie-hole. LOL!

Tracy Reifkind said...


yep, pretty much! lol