One exercise I always suggest when someone starts in a Weigh Down seminar class is the chocolate (or your favorite binge food) test. This exercise will convince you that there is biological feedback. In other words, it will show you that your body can tell you that you have had enough. Many people believe if they gave themselves the freedom to eat anything, they would binge out on chocolate or chips and dip till the grave. This is not true. If you have a binge food—chocolate, for example—just try eating only chocolate for an entire day. Eat chocolate for breakfast while everyone else at the table is having bacon and bagels or eggs and toast. Eat chocolate for lunch while your coworkers are eating hamburgers fixed with mustard, lettuce, onion, and tomatoes, along with French fries with ketchup and salt, and a diet soda. Then, eat chocolate for your afternoon snack while everyone else is enjoying salty buttered popcorn. Finally, eat chocolate for supper while the family enjoys meat loaf, creamed potatoes with butter and salt and pepper, green beans, yeast rolls, and iced tea with lemon. You will feel sick after the first twelve hours. If not then, soon after. Let me assure you that there is biofeedback—strong biofeedback—and you must believe this. Learn about it and wake it up! You have been burying it under rule books and sheets of paper telling you what to do.
When you get your volume in line with the will of God through His hunger and fullness, then you can fine-tune your nutritional status by learning to be still and to listen to what your body is calling for. I do not believe that you can make many mistakes here because the body has such a strong drive to get a variety of foods. Even the most out of touch to what the body wants people will not eat what they had for breakfast again for lunch and what they had for lunch again for supper and will complain when leftovers are offered. In other words, they are in touch with the body’s biological feedback enough to eat a variety even within a twenty-four-hour period. This guarantees a spectrum of nutrients because your body cues you to an assortment of foods. Variety ensures you the nutrients you need.
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