Post Christmas Detox: Day 3

In contrast to my reference in yesterdays post about it being okay to feel hungry, I read today about eating what your body tells you it wants, when it wants it. I’m quite interested in this. It seems sensible, I suppose, that if you really listen to your body it will tell you these things but the worry is that I suspect my mind and my body are not working together. In fact I think my mind is trying to trick my body. If I listen to my mind it will tell me that I’m hungry when I can’t possibly be and instead of nutrient rich food, it will tell me that I want chocolate. Or at least, it always used to. Recently I’ve noticed that foods I used to enjoy just don’t seem as appealing any more and foods that I would have previously turned my nose up at, I really like eating! That isn’t to say that I don’t get cravings or steal longing glances at the office offerings (today it was red velvet cake…) but I think there is a definite improvement there from this time last year which is something to feel proud of I think.

As for listening to your body and giving it what it needs, this is certainly something worthy of more research in my opinion, but I think it would need to be executed with some care and responsibility. Watch this space for more on this.

Here’s what I ate today.




1 slice of sourdough toast with marmite, scrambled eggs and fried tomatos

Glass of coconut water and a mug of hot water with apple cyder vinegar


Home made vegetable soup, full fat natural yogurt with cinnamon and a green apple.


Handful of mixed nuts and raisins



Wholemeal spaghetti with brie, tomatos and basil

Handful of fresh organic strawberries and raspberries


Hot chocolate made with cacao powder, oatmilk and a dash of cream


I woke up a bit late this morning and managed 20 minutes lower body work out on the Wii Fit. I’ll try to get up earlier tomorrow and do an extra 10 minutes.

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