I was cutting up another cantaloupe. Yeah, I know, we’ve been eating a LOT of cantaloupe lately. It’s been so sweet and good, and it’s great for your skin, which is as important to me as an ‘old’ lady who refuses to get old, as it is to my teenaged daughter.
As I cut it in half, I remembered my grandparents.
They would cut a cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds, and then fill the center with vanilla ice cream. They would do this almost every night when cantaloupes were in season.
They were from the south where everyone makes healthy food unhealthy – or do they?
My grandfather lived until just short of his 90th birthday. My grandmother lived to be 96.
Oh, so now you’re saying “Well, that’s why she’s so healthy – she came from good stock.”
My mother was adopted.
Eating habits are learned – NOT genetic.
Oh, you may be predisposed to gaining weight faster, or slower, but overall – the way you eat is a learned habit.
One of my ‘followers’ went from a size 16 to a size 10. That’s where she leveled off 2 years ago. That is her natural set point. She could work out and get smaller, but she doesn’t have the time, and doesn’t want to. She’s perfectly happy at her natural set point, and she looks and feels good.
When you eat a healthy balanced diet, your body will take care of bringing you back to your natural set point. It happens all by itself, and pretty quickly. Yeah, you need to get a little exercise, but it doesn’t have to be a marathon.
Wouldn’t it be exciting to see what your natural body is supposed to look like?
Once you get there, then you can decide if there’s something else you want to do, but you might be surprised to find that your natural body suits you just fine.