I’m on an adventure right now–learning to go SANE with Jonathan Bailor.
That means I center my diet on foods that offer my body energy and solid nutrition and that are least likely to cause diabetes and obesity. The SANE acronym stands for Satiety, Agression, Nutrition, and Efficiency. (You can learn all about it here on Jonathan’s site!)
Some of you who have been with Power of Moms for a long time know that I started counting calories when I was nine.
See? Here’s one of my journal entries from 1988 (kind of sad, right?):
I’ve gotten progressively happier, healthier, and less-obsessed about my weight over the years as I’ve learned to be a deliberate mother, but still, it was a never-ending battle of “What should I eat? When should I go hungry? How can I be better about exercising? Why does my weight never change no matter what I do? Do I need to eat 900 calories a day and exercise for two hours? Am I weak? Am I a failure?”
Maybe you’ve never struggled with these kinds of thoughts. (Or maybe yours have been even more distressing.)
The point is that deliberate mothers have to learn how to maintain healthy bodies.
- Partly because we need energy, stamina and self-esteem in order to do a good job caring for our children.
- Partly because we need to be able to teach our children how to care for themselves.
- And partly because when we don’t pay attention to fueling our bodies effectively, we can end up depressed, sick, and tired of carrying around such an overwhelming burden.
Do you understand what I’m talking about? Have you been there?
I have spent years reading pretty much every health and diet book I could get my hands on. I’ve taken dozens of “before” pictures, but zero “after” pictures (until now). I finally came to the conclusion that I would just do my best and stop worrying about it.
But then I heard Jonathan Bailor as a guest on a podcast I had downloaded, and I hopped over to his podcast to hear more…which led me to his book…which changed my life, and now I want to share Jonathan’s wisdom with YOU.
How, you might ask?
Jonathan has a voice that is wise, calms your heart, provides you with solid scientific data, and helps you realize that YOU can take your health (and your family’s health) into your own hands. I’m sure you’ll love it.
For more about SANE, please visit LearnDoBecome.com/SANE