Could Gluttony be Bad for Us?

By Marsha Hudnall on 02/01/2010
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I'm stopping the slide today!

I feel completely uninspired this morning.  Was moving in that direction yesterday, too.  Could it be the way I treated myself this weekend?  Double entendre on the word “treated.”

I’m not ill.  And got plenty of physical activity and sleep over the weekend.  But it was a weekend of rich food and wine that, while I enjoyed it at the moment, moves closer to the definition of gluttony than what I described last Monday in my post written after enjoying a single meal that was a bit richer than my usual.

So I present the question in the title of this post again tongue-in-cheek.  I think my experience this weekend is really driving home to me the wisdom of moderation. And with that I’m out.  Going to spend the day truly treating myself well — healthy eating, moving my body a bit, breathing deeply to manage the stress I anticipate will come my way.  No guilt or beating myself up over less-than-optimal choices. In short, following the advice of our wellness program for women.

How do you treat yourself after a weekend of overdoing it?

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  • Thanks for your honesty, Marsha! I definitely think just getting back on the saddle is the name of the game. (In fact, getting back on the saddle more often than naught is likely the only thing that differentiates me from someone who feels like she hasn’t yet “mastered” this wellness thing. None of us has!) I had ice cream 3 nights in a row this weekend, and the richness made me sluggish this morning. So, I actively forgave myself, planned ahead for the week, and am going again. Keeping my long-term vision in sight helps me quickly return to what I know supports me–healthy, real food and moving my body in ways that make it feel good. I never think of “wiping the slate clean” b/c I’ve learned that even trips are part of the journey. BTW, it was wonderful ice cream, shared with my fiance. :)

  • Marsha says:

    Great outlook, Sarah! And congrats on the engagement!!

  • Sagan says:

    I think it’s important to just jump right back into it after we have a moment or two of indulgence… rather than feel bad about it, or just slide towards CONSTANT indulgence, we pick ourselves back up again and get right on track with nourishing our bodies. We won’t be able to have a healthy mind unless we treat ourselves with love and care!
    .-= Sagan’s last blog post..Re-Cap of the Raw Food Challenge: Part One =-.

  • matt says:

    i think people can get used to having rich food all the time and can feel quite ill after a while. sometimes its good to have something basic and pure for a few days

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