I think I found the best diet ever. I'm kidding of course. I've been sick the last couple days and I'm amazed at what happens to our appetite when we're not feeling our best.
I mean, where does it go - where does your hunger go?. How does it happen that you don't even feel like eating (one of those rare moments in life), there's just absolutely no mindless eating at all. Yea! It seems effortless.
And when you do feel like you should eat something, nothing sounds good. How often does THAT happen!! There's not even a growling stomach, and if there has been, I haven't been aware of it.
I'm not a scientist, not even a doctor, so part of me is interested in the physiological part of why our bodies do what they do when we're physical ill. On the other hand, I know I should just "ride the wave" and be excited about a potential 2 pound weight loss.
I know, I know....it will come back as soon as I start eating "normal" - can't you just let me enjoy the moment!
So while I'm weathering the storm, I'm enjoying a reprieve about not worrying about food, what I should eat, how many calories are involved, or when I'll be eating.
Some things to keep in mind however when you're sick:
Stay hydrated, slurp on some soup, maybe munch on some toast, and just get rest. Getting sick is your body's way of telling you something. Slow down, do what you need to do for you. Because if you don't take care of yourself, you are no good to anyone else.
Who'd thought that something good could come out of being sick. Here's to better healthier days ahead.