It's really about knitting, in a round about kind of way...
This morning, while having breakfast, I was reading thru a new cookbook, Whole30. If you are not aware of the Whole30 way of eating, the philosophy behind the cookbook is that certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it.
And here's the hard part, the author wants you to strip certain foods from your diet completely, by eliminating the most common craving-inducing, blood sugar disrupting, gut-damaging, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing.
Man that sounds difficult, but it would be worth it!
This morning I was reading thru a chapter on the benefits of planning meals, and what happens if you decide to play your meals by ear. "After all, how hard can it be? A hunk of meat, fill your plate with vegetables, add some fat. Simple."
"Not so simple for your brain, which senses there's some unfinished business here. What exactly will you eat? Will Monday's dinner make good leftovers for Tuesday's Lunch? You have an early meeting on Wednesday, what can you make for breakfast in under 10 minutes. What the heck will you do with the brussel sprouts you bought anyway? This uncertainty makes your brain very unhappy, which makes you distracted, stressed and unhappy."
That's when my Aha moment hit.
"This uncertainty makes your brain very unhappy, which makes you distracted, stressed and unhappy."
A couple of weeks ago, during knit night, we were talking about how many WIPs (work in progress) we have. And I said, none. (Well, except for the moss green wool sweater that needs to be seamed!).
"What, really, none."
And as I mentioned in last week's Five on Friday blog post (bit.ly/2GbpVy4) I don't like to have WIPs around because it stresses me out! Most of the time people giggle when I tell them that!
So, with that last sentence from the the above quoted paragraph from the Whole30 cookbook, I now have not at all scientific confirmation that having WIPs makes your brain very unhappy, which makes you distracted, stressed and unhappy!
There. . .that's my data collection for the day! And. . .you're welcome!