Cleanse Day 13: Figuring Out Why I Eat Unhealthy
Today started out with a disturbing dream about Cleo and then home invasion. Not a pleasant way to start my day. I did recover, power my way through 4 tablespoons of ghee (knowing that tomorrow I will be done), and power my through my core work.
On Wednesdays, I teach at Natural Life Holistic Oasis and then see clients and then I teach again. On the occasions that I do not have a client I go to the Starbucks and work from there. It was interesting to be there and not get something to snack on. I got hot water for tea. After sitting in front of the computer for two and a half hours I started to get a little sleepy and then I started to get hungry for carbohydrates – a blueberry bar, a croissant, chocolate, a hot chocolate, etc. When I am teaching all day, or seeing clients, or at training, I have no need or desire to have a snack. When I sit in front of the computer, that is when I need to snack and eat sugary, fatty foods. I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that I am not the only one that has this problem.
In my mind, it is related to my autonomic nervous system. When the body has been in Sympathetic Nervous System stimulation (fight or flight) it craves high fat, high sugar foods. This craving is stronger than any other known craving, including drugs. That would mean that working in front of a computer naturally raises our stress levels, no matter what you are doing.
Solar Eclipse tomorrow. I found this on Cafe Astrology:
Occurring in Taurus, this eclipse is about strengthening our sense of security. It is a time for re-evaluating our relationship with money and possessions and discovering what it is that truly makes us happy and fulfilled. It’s a time for considering new ways of increasing our income or earning power. We should be concentrating on what it is we can do to increase our own feelings of self-worth. We are asked to get in touch with what it is that we truly value and want in our lives, and to part with those things or situations that are not contributing to our feelings of worthiness. This includes identifying those things that give us a false sense of security. Sometimes eclipses bring about events that force us into this position of re-evaluation. For example on a mundane level, someone might need to move to a smaller place that requires downsizing of personal possessions; another might be in the position to pay out a large sum that necessitates an adjustment of spending habits; another might need to deal with an audit or back taxes; and the list goes on.