I am mesmerized by the simplicity of Thomas's diet and his uninhibited relationship with food. He eats when he is hungry and stops when he is full. *mind blown*
He also can't help himself to food, which doesn't concern him in the least. It means he isn't constantly thinking about food, like I am. His desires aren't fueled by cravings, emotions, advertising or self image (peer pressure). I can't even imagine that. I am jealous if his innocence.
Even water is in moderation. He wakes in the night for water, but simply quenches his thirst, pushes the bottle away, stretches and goes back to sleep. Even water I over indulge in, draining a bottle at the slightest urge.
He never overindulges, never feels guilt. I wish I could simplify my diet to that ('You can', you're all thinking, but my mind won't let me).
Thomas also eats REAL food, without looking for more. He has veggies and cheese with every meal, a protein and grain. Rarely, does he get dessert, which is usually unsweetened Applesauce.
How can I have such control over his nutritional world but no grasp on how to harness my own?
Ignorance is bliss.