This is something my fantastic amie Sheila says and is true for health, per this neuroscientist!
I read a study by Sandra Aamodt a while back. Want something easier? She got a TED talk about of it! Bam. One talk, you don’t even have to read, just watch the nice lady in the blue dress.
In case you’re going ::snore:: hop forward to the graph about 2/3 through. That’s shows fat people, thin people, etc., who add good things and end up being about the same level of health.
A bit later, she’ll talk about intuitive eating (she may have called it something else, sorry with all my books and stuff, I smoosh names that mean the same thing together). She’ll explain it in 1 minute. You’ve wasted more time reading my drivel…today! I also call it hunger-directed eating after Josie Spinardi.
My mother and her sister have severe eating disorders where they’ve been hospitalised many times and had surgeries, interventions… When you’re raised with that, you usually do, too. I’m not crying, I’m a low-level / high-functioning disordererer. I’m on top of it sometimes and others not.
What’s sad to me (though it’s a GOOD thing, she can’t!) is like yesterday, trying to explain it to somebody. I gave up, ‘I can’t explain Crazy.’ I cannot explain it to somebody who doesn’t have one! Thank God if you don’t understand.
I like the shift where we’re learning diets (well, we knew this from the 1940s with the infamous Keyes study) are damaging and what we need to focus on is: Adding Good Things. Let the rest go.