Welcome! and Thank you for listening!. Elsa is off the west coast of Florida, and I am reporting in as safe. The threat of a hurricane adds some stress to daily life. It also requires preparing for potential days without power. It usually mean a few days inside watching the wind and the rain. It can also mean comfort food or junk food. We usually go through the alphabet in named storms in the summer here in Florida. That can translate into a lot of comfort food. Add in summer holidays and birthdays and you can sense the calories and cholesterol. The days outside exercising also get cut so there is a big shift in energy use.
How do we get around the slips that are “not usual” but all too common?
Are cravings us or our microbes? Is an upset stomach an allergy or a microbe issue. Is all fiber alike? I will discuss a study from Nature Magazine this month that sheds some interesting and positive light on digestive issues associated with dietary changes.
Have you ever heard of the saying “a chip on my shoulder”? It can be a powerful motivating source, but it can also be a limiter. Does being told you can’t spark change or defeat? Do those things affect just changes we want to make or changes we need to make?
I hope you enjoy my discussion. As always thank you for listening.