“If hunger isn’t the problem, then eating isn’t the solution.” – John Mackey, CEO, Whole Food Market
Brilliant simple words, on-point in terms of recent hills and valleys in my own eating habits; yes, I’m still dieting and have made significant early progress.
I’m on a longer journey, so it seems intelligent to examine everything from a different angle …
Reading my Bluezones monthly (free) newsletter, I found an article on eating by John Mackey. All good thinking and discussion, yet those 10 words leapt off the page for me. I began thinking about some events, I’ll call them ‘eating-jag relapses’ which I so often rationalize are relaxing my focus, rewarding my progress or some other excuse relating to where I was and what was being served. Poppycock! Those are fluff and costumes with which I disguise the real whole truth of what was going on that day, or that evening, that caused me to stray into junk-food or a cauldron of over-stuffing. I wasn’t hungry. I’ve never starved in my life, so why do I have ravenous behavior sometimes that has nothing to do with a need for food? Mackey’s words are going to printed and taped to my refrigerator door alongside my goal-list.