Nutrition Balance = Life Balance
I was out on a date with my wife. We had picked up a few things from Trader Joes and we were off to watch the sunset. I brought a cribbage board, but talking was the major purpose. About nothing in particular, just relating. I was getting more and more irritated as I thought about all my deadlines. My mind was going wild all of a sudden. I was praying and trying to relax, but the deadlines and responsibilities pounded in my head like a sledgehammer. I processed it with my wife, but no relief. I was spinning and this date was going to be awful. We would probably miss the sunset. I felt sorry for her having to be married to me. I was going to fail my deadlines and after all I was supposed to be on vacation. Someone just flushed the toilet and I was circling the bottom. Can you relate?
Then wisdom came from my wife’s mouth. You probably need to eat something. I resisting agreeing because I…, well I didn’t want to agree. I processed the information quietly and knew she was right, but that still didn’t stop my brain from firing seemingly at will. What was happening? I knew the truth. She was right. I wanted to believe that I could will my brain to get right with God and have a come to Jesus meeting. It had been 9 hours earlier that I ate my last meal. I was working on things all day – hard. I was going to work out and didn’t want to eat. I worked out, and then didn’t eat because we were going out. Everything just took too long.
As soon as I sat down, I ate half of the chicken wrap we got, had something to drink and began to feel better. I was looking at the sunset, with my wife and actually enjoying life. The deadlines disappeared like I wanted them to. They were still there, just tucked away for the next day. This date was going to be good. We didn’t miss the sunset. I thought Lora was lucky to be married to me. I would complete my work and go on vacation. For now, I was with the most beautiful woman in the world watching a gorgeously God-painted sunset, relaxed.
What happened? What was happening? Bio-chemical imbalance. Things happen when blood sugar is low or brain chemicals are not balanced. Thinking can become pretty difficult. I know a lot of people that skip meals and are prone to stressing out or melting down. Why? Our bodies are finely tuned machines that need regular and nutritious meals. They operate best when highly maintained. Many things go into that maintenance, good, regular meals being one of them. Don’t skip meals. Grab a quick nutritious bit and you will have a better work day, vacation day, church day or date night.