Do you trust your stomach?
Do you trust it to tell you when it’s hungry? Do you trust it to tell you when it’s had enough?
I don’t trust mine one bit.
The root of my distrust likely originated with my nutritional upbringing, which centered around Pop Tarts, Tastykakes, and TV Dinners. Eating from that food pyramid for two solid decades threw my internal hunger pathways for a loop.
Eating from that pyramid for two solid decades also put sweets – specifically cookies and ice cream – all the way at the top of my food chain. Start eating those things, and it’s damn near impossible to stop.
What to do? How do you cope with broken hunger mechanisms and a sweet tooth to boot? Continue Reading