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May 21, 2019 10:59:59

Is your gas light on?

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 283 words | 289🔥 | 289💌

Brandon Wilson

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It's happened to all of us who drive at some point or another. The gas light comes on, and you know you'd better find a gas station soon to avoid being stranded on the side of the road. The gas light is a sign that your tank is nearly empty and time to refuel.

Some people don't let the gas light come on. I know one person who reaches about half a tank and is already thinking of filling up just to be safe. Imagine a person who fills up the car with gas and then as soon as the needle moves off the "F" on the gas gauge, he/she fills up immediately again. Wouldn't that be a waste of time? Why fill up again when the tank is nearly full?

Yet when it comes to food as fuel, this is exactly what I used to do. I never waited for my gas light to come on. I ate meals/snacks out of habit. It's 11:00 AM or 11:30 AM? All right then it's lunch time. Never mind that I might have a had a big breakfast and may not even be hungry. It's 8:00 PM and I'm watching a movie. Time for popcorn or chips! (By the way, nowadays I would never start a movie at 8 PM since night night is around 9 PM every single night.)

Part of Project Food as Fuel is to pay attention to my body. I need to realize that it's not necessary to fill the tank until the gas light comes on. In other words, eat when I'm actually hungry. I am learning what true hunger feels like, which is the body's sign that it's time for more fuel.

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    Thanks for commenting on my first post. It's a very kind welcome note to a new guy. Your 160 day streak is inspirational. I'll make every effort to match your commitment. You're just what I need. Thanks.
    - Mike

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | May 21, 2019 23:04:25
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    @brandonwilson - My brother recently told me that he has rediscovered what hunger feels like.

    "When I start to imagin eating salad as something delicious, I am experiencing true hunger."

    Looks like Brandon is reconciling with his body.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 14:18:55
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      @keni It's not an easy process but one that is long overdue.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 22, 2019 08:03:24
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