Why does one listen to one’s stomach? It just lies to you…much like taste buds, I think they’re in cahoots with each other:
“Hey, stomach…she isn’t getting the message. Why don’t you see if you can stir her up to eat some more food. You know, the food she loves: chocolate, sodas, popcorn…anything. She won’t give me the time of day – it’s your turn.” pleads taste buds.
Slowly stomach begins to rumble, “You’re hungry – that meal wasn’t enough….besides, you only ate small portions, you have plenty room for more food. Just listen to how hungry you are.” stomach smiles up at you.
“Oh no you don’t,” says reason, “don’t buy into that lie. You’ve heard all this before. Stop, wait, think about the “why”.”
Well, in the end, I settled for a wonderful peach. Stomach still grumbles, but my happiness is not in pleasing my appetite! I won tonight. 🙂