Thursday, March 14, 2013

Learn Much?

Six Ingredient Challenge buttonJoin the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle!

We're on a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we're blogging about our journey on the way.

This week we're answering the question: What are you learning about your body through this challenge? Your family's rhythms and routines? Your feelings about food?

You can see all the responses to this question on March 14 at the link-up post.

To join in the Six Ingredient Challenge anytime during the six weeks, visit the sign-up page for a list of posts and to link up!


Wellll, I'm having a hard time learning much because I'm dealing with sleep deprivation due to medical issues. Spencer has severe restlessness associated with his thyroid. I have noted, however, that when we're run down and not at our best - those are the times when we're that much more likely to grab convenience and comfort foods. We're too tired to take proper care of ourselves. Comfort foods make us feel better... in the moment.

I know I'd feel so much better if I ate real food (a term we used in our household when I was a kid - it meant non-sweets). And yet... on a particularly bad day I found myself having Boston Cream Cake for breakfast. Then I had another slice for a snack. I later had a slice of cheesecake. This is not a healthy diet!

I managed to cook breakfast and dinner today and not only do I feel better, I feel accomplished! I prefer to eat meals I've cooked myself, when I can muster the energy and brain power to do so.

How do you resist the urge to indulge when you're running on empty? Or do you cave, too?
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