This week we have so many new beginnings: The Jewish New Year, the Autumnal Equinox, and the results of the primary election. This opportunity for change takes place in our wonderful NY climate 4 times a year and always reminds me that change is the only real constant, and is in fact, quite necessary.
Sometimes we feel ourselves resisting change, because we also crave homeostasis – the tendency towards equilibrium. You can see this manifest in our bodies when we can’t really gain or lose much more than 5 pounds very quickly, as the body wants to stay the same. It’s already figured out how to operate optimally with all the food and lifestyle it’s currently experiencing. It even gets bored with the 2 miles you walk everyday and needs more exercise to change anything. This is the body saying you really need to shake things up if you want to see a difference.
This week take a hint from the seasons and accept change. If you want to see a big change in your body, try doing something significant, like going from summer to fall; go vegan for 30 days, do a new exercise routine consistently for a month, spend time with only positive people for a week straight, quit coffee/dairy or sugar, or go on a cleanse like Ellavation. Try something new and see how good embracing change can be.
We are starting to bring some fall foods into the menu. Slowly, but surely, the weather is calling for it. Note that we will be closed next Monday for Yom Kippur. For those of you celebrating, I wish you a good new year and a good fast!
With love, respect and other nutrients,