Excuse the blurry picture, I took it on my iphone! This is Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride at the 2011 Weston A Price Foundation Conference in Dallas, TX. I got to sit in the very front row for an entire day, listening to this brilliant doctor. She is my favorite doctor, EVER. 🙂
I took 40 pages of notes, front and back, at this conference!!! AND I bought the set of mp3’s so that I can hear it all again and also listen to the sessions I did not attend. I’ve got several post ideas in mind, to share what I learned. For now, I want to give you a nugget of wisdom that I learned from Dr. Natasha.
Eat what you’re craving, no matter what stage you are on.
If you are on Stage 1 and you’re craving a tomato, listen to your body.
This was good for me to hear, because when we were doing the Intro, my body craved CHEESE. My body thrives on raw dairy, and I feel like I need it. Have a mentioned that I have a small mouth & it takes me forever to chew meat? I just can’t get everything I need from meats & veggies because I can’t chew quickly enough (I guess, unless, I want to stop everything and eat all day!). Dairy is a great way for me to get what I need–I can chew it easily (or plop some sour cream in my soup!) and I feel good. I feel nourished, and satisfied when I have dairy.
So, eat what your body needs. Your body is SMART (after all, it was created in the image of an Intelligent Designer!). 🙂 You don’t have to say that you were “cheating” on the diet and feel guilty because you skipped ahead a bit. If your body needs it, eat it!
There are exceptions to this, however! The exceptions would be:
- refined sugars
- starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn
Because frankly, you don’t need them!
Dr. Natasha said: “I haven’t seen a patient who needs grains. We can get carbohydrates from vegetables.”
So, if you’re on the Intro, you don’t have to be religious about the introduction schedule. Eat the foods your body needs–if you’re avoiding sugar and foods that turn into sugar in the body, your body will know exactly what you need. Listen, and eat!
Does this help you? Are you excited to learn this? What do you think about this idea?
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