Standing on the TED stage looking stunning in a blue dress, neuroscientist and author Sandra Aamodt reveals that three and a half years ago on New Year's Eve, she made a decision: She gave worrying about her weight. Instead, she learned to eat mindfully -- and lost 10 pounds. For Aamodt, who had been dieting unsuccessfully for 30 years, this was a major life change.
I was going to write about something completely different today, but this blog post got me thinking about something that's been going on with me lately. I've been sick and in and out of the hospital for the past three months. I'm basically all good now, but I've lost about 25 pounds in that timeframe. Everyone has been commenting about how good I look, and I'm happy to be back at what I weighed when I first met my husband. But in the past week since I've been fully back on my feet, I've felt as though my brain were sabotaging my efforts to keep the weight off. I'm constantly craving more carbs, more sweets, just more food than I have ever eaten, even when I was heavier. This article seems to confirm for me what I am starting to realize-- my brain hates when I'm hot. Le sigh.