Having strong self-awareness doesn't necessarily mean that one possesses a keen sense of external self-awareness. A good test on if you happen to be this person is do you have a pretty good grasp on the internal part, but find yourself pushing your agenda on others around you, trying to force your beliefs up on them, and not being open to other ideas?
My goal was to enlighten you a bit on awareness and appreciation for making educated guesses on how much we consume, the quality of the food we consume and how it impacts hunger and total food consumption
Food quality can dramatically impact how much food you consume. The volume and composition of the food forced me to slow down , chew my food thoroughly, and in the process my stomach and brain had some time to communicate and signal that I was FULL after that meal.
For most of the population, the Dunning Krueger effect is very real when it comes to estimating the calories of their meals. In truth, even for professionals it can be difficult at times (for instance at restaurants).
Holiday after holiday, gathering after gathering I either brought my own food, opted not to eat, or ate some things, but not all things. Purely because I don't enjoy them. Slightly because they didn't match my long-term goals, but definitely because I didn't like them.
I assume that the majority of us have that one moment in our lives where we were doubted. Where we were told that we were nothing. Where we were told that we won't amount to anything. For the sake of the metaphor, that we were "Little Brother".
Someone makes outstanding progress throughout the first 10.5 months of the year. Then, Thanksgiving rolls around and they toss up two middle fingers to the previous 10.5 months and succumb to the temptations of the holidays.
This is the time of the year where most people throw up a middle finger to the previous 11 months, and with the added stress of the holidays, change in weather, and consistency of low quality food options put in front of us, we could potentially throw away a lot or even all of the progress that we've made over the last 11 months.
Inflammation gets a super bad rap though and it's very misunderstood. What most people mean when they refer inflammation to is "chronic inflammation" and yes, that is not ideal and can be driven by high levels of mental stress, physical stress to a specific area, poor nutrition, poor sleep, etc.
I ate the whole pint of ice cream. Years ago, I would have beaten myself up over it. The next day I was right back on track and making choices that best lined up with my values and what I want out of my life.
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