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Anyway, that's what I THOUGHT I wanted, not necessarily what I needed.
I slowed down the impulse by noticing the thought and KNOWING cereal is a trigger food I looked around the fridge... how about the leftover barley. I can add sunflower seeds, raisins, agave, the delicious organic milk and sprinkle some cereal on top for the crunch factor. I know this breakfast satisfies me and is more sustainable for my mood and health a few hours from now. I continued to check out the fridge. Eggs? Too yang tightening and heavy for my current mood.
Then I glared over to another shelf. Left over black beans and rice with steamed veggies and flax oil.
I wasn't feeling excited about it and it certainly wasn't the sexy, sweet breakfast my mind wanted me to have. The rice, beans and veggies just seemed…well too sensible, centering and stable.
But I knew I would feel GOOD after eating this breakfast. I knew it would meet all my needs even if it wasn't as "exciting" as my "treat" breakfasts.
AND WAS I RIGHT. After I took the first bite I could feel my insides say THANK YOU. I had enough energy to carry me through lunch and the irony was that it was sweet, the veggies were crunchy and the flax oil brought a delicious creamy taste and texture to the whole experience.
But before that first bit-
I HAD TO NEGOTIATE
What does that mean? Let me explain by reviewing some key words written above.
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