Let’s not sugar coat it: I ate a lot of cookies this past month (a lot of Nutmeg Logs and Candy Cane Cookies, amongst others). Many more than I really should have and subsequently I’m grateful that I had several very full weeks of teaching Spinning classes at the gym, otherwise I suspect my clothes would be feeling pretty tight and uncomfortable right now.
That being said, let me reiterate that I’m clearly not perfect and I certainly don’t always eat perfectly (even within the bounds of being balanced and living and eating in such a way) but I’m glad that over the years, I’ve learned to start paying attention to my body. While I may not look like I’ve been eating too much refined flour and sugar, I can feel it. I feel a little more sluggish, a little less rested and less satiated; my body has been craving nutrient-dense foods: whole foods, filled with fiber, vitamins and minerals. If we are continuing with complete honesty here, most of this fall I really haven’t been in the mood to drink green smoothies, but this past week I’ve been all about those kale and spinach-filled drinks.