Good Ideas: Apply the Goldilocks Principle

Not too much. Not too little. But just right.
Just like the fairy tale I try to find that balance point.

 

Goldilocks Bento 1
From the book Yum-Yum Bento Box

Not too much. Not too little. But just right.

Just like in the fairy tale I try to find that balance point.

Eat too much and I feel bloated and my blood sugar goes up too much. Eat too little and I feel sluggish and my metabolism slows down. Eat just right amount and I am energized and my body is nourished.

Exercise too much and I feel sore and discouraged. Exercise too little and I don’t feel any improvement in my body. Exercise just right amount and I am energized and my body is strengthened.

You get the idea.

How do I determine what’s just right? I use a combination of research, consultation and listening to my body. I research stuff on the web and at the library. I consult with my doctor, my dietitian, and friends who are diabetic. Email is a wonderful thing!

But the most important thing I do is listen to my body. That doesn’t mean I stop doing something new at the first pain or discomfort. But I will make an adjustment or try something different.

Good Ideas are simple, one-step ideas I use to keep me on track.

2 thoughts on “Good Ideas: Apply the Goldilocks Principle”

  1. Wish there were a “magic” bracelet that could be worn to remind us when it is time to add a fruit, walk a few more steps. or even take a break!!! Keep up the great job.

    1. I find just “staying aware” is my magic bracelet. Not always easy to do. But worth its weight in gold when it comes to improving my health.

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