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Intelligent Programming

Whether you believe you come from apes or you have a Creator, you have to admit that the human body is absolutely amazing.

If we have a cut, we clot.

If a cell dies in our body, our white blood cells eat them to clear the debris.

When we are exhausted, we fall asleep.

If we break a bone, we somehow grow it back together.

And we do all of this without even being aware of it. We don’t even think about the processes happening in our bodies. Actually, we probably would mess it up if we did.

Think about circadian rhythms… when left in the dark without any clocks, humans quickly go back to dividing their days in 8 hours blocks: sleep, work and relaxation.

It is as though our bodies have brains and know how to heal themselves, how to regulate themselves, how to protect themselves, how to nurture themselves. Our bodies are simply brilliant. 

So why is it that when it comes to food, the very thing that feeds this amazing body, we think it doesn’t know what it needs and we should take control of it all?  Why do we feel the need to micromanage everything that has to do with our eating in view of what everybody says? Hmmm…

What if we would go back to recognizing hunger pangs and eating only when the body tells us to eat?

Remember the movie Home alone? I don’t remember the little kid’s name (the one who was left home alone), but didn’t he start by eating all the junk food he could? He loved eating the stuff  that he normally was not allowed to eat. But eventually, the junk food made him feel horrible, and his body started to crave healthy stuff. He wound up eating nutritious foods–down to veggies! Instinctively, he realized his need for good food and he want for it. Hmmm…

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Interesting, isn’t it?

Could your body be smarter than all the advertisers, researchers and marketers put together? Could your body be smarter than your brain?

What if we started a revolution by paying attention to our bodily signals and eating what we really crave? My bet is that after a trial and error phase, we would settle into eating what we need. And we would be so much healthier for it.

So, what’s your inner voice telling you?

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Comments on: "Intelligent Programming" (11)

  1. So I have a huge testament to this. I recently switched my family to an all organic – less prepackaged meal diet. We don’t eat boring food…instead of store bread, I make homemade…instead of cake and snacks, we have homemade zucchini bread with yogurt…anyway- we went out of town and while we didn’t over eat….we didn’t eat right. It has been 5 days and I am still recovering. I will spare details BUT I am tired and other systems have not regulated:( My inner voice is calling me an idiot!

  2. joyfromyesterfood said:

    “What if we would go back to recognizing hunger pangs and eating only when the body tells us to eat?”

    Barbara, I’m going to print this off so I can see it regularly!

    Thanks for linking both your blogs up to Let’s Get Social Sunday- I just got back from My Life as an Adventure! 🙂

    Joy @ Yesterfood.blogspot.com

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