RANT: Then What?

There are times during the day when I have the OVERWHELMING urge to eat something “bad” for me, usually in the form of sugar.  I historically have succumbed to this urge without compunction. If I want something sweet, I should be able to have it!? Right? But now I ask myself  “Then what?”. Because after I eat said temptation, I’ll usually just want more of it or something else sweet.  This will go on and on until I’ve eaten every sweet in the house or until I’ve eaten the rest of the cookies that the kids baked, and then I’ll have to sorrowfully explain it to them in the morning.  Or I’ll eat until I have a stomach ache or sick with guilt. Or, worse, I’ll never get the fulfillment I’m looking for, because, usually, it’s not about hunger or food at all; it’s an emotional something causing my craving.  Or more likely I’m just thirsty, but haven’t paid attention to what my body is craving and what it truly needs.

then what

So before you scarf it down, ask yourself “Then What?” will you feel fulfilled or left wanting more?

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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