In the search for understanding, we as human beings, have been taught to ask questions if we do not understand something. This is one of the most beautiful gifts we have been given; the ability to learn and intelligence. So now we can learn and we can ask questions about what we are learning to further understand it. We learn through our senses. We listen to the answer. We could watch a demonstration of the answer or even feel the answer through touch. Put simply we learn through example from those who came before us.
Now that we have learned something what do you do it? You could get a job with your newly learned information upon graduating from a center of higher learning. You could teach what you have learned to new, up and coming individuals or groups. Or, you could use what your new found knowledge by building upon it. By building upon it, I mean asking more questions, trying out techniques you develop yourself, exploring possibilities that you have not been tried before.
This is where the creative mind comes in.
Take a circle and a square of the same proportion and size. How do you fit that square through the circle? Fold the square? Thinking three dimensionally to ascertain certain answers that have puzzled people for years for begins solving past problems. And thinking three dimensionally is not as difficult as one may thinketh.
We are taught in school to write out the problem and formula followed by the solution. What if you already know the answer but not how you got to it? What if you know the formula but not the solution? And what if the problem isn’t really a problem at all; it is a quandary just to find out who knows, both the formula and the solution.
Problem. Formula. Solution. Why. How. Answer.
While visiting my doctor on Friday she again asked if I would like to talk with the Nutritionist on Staff. I grumbled saying “You asked me that the last time I was here.” For a split second I thought OK, this won’t be so bad. I fought back the little voice inside saying nooooooooo, Jessica you can figure it out on your own. I knew the problem and solution but lacked the proper formula to eat properly.
20 minutes and sitting in another office later with the Nutritionist I was anxious to the point of not being able to sit still. She smiled and introduced herself to me asking “What have your eating habits been since about grade seven?”. I knew they were bad, good, delightful, erratic and impulsive matching my nature to a tee. God, I thought I have not eaten a regular breakfast since grade seven. For 20 years I have not eaten a regular breakfast.
The last time I spoke with a Nutritionist was in 1997 following two surgeries for Crohn’s Disease. I did well with the diet prescribed and have been in remission since then. My weight since that time has fluctuatied 20 to 30 lbs at any given time. I don’t meet the criteria for a full blown eating disorder. However, what I am doing is not healthy. Funny though, I damn well know what I’m doing is not healthy, the why or problem and know the consequences of what I am doing is not healthy, the solution or answer but have never fully understood how it is unhealthy. The how is the formula I know why we as human beings need to eat properly to eat properly. I undestand proper serving sizes. I also know the Canadian Food Guide to healthy living. So why am I heaviest right now?
Back in grade eight I decided it best to eat only frozen mini-sips all day, not eating my first meal until supper time, after school. I always ate a healthy supper and then had many snacks until bed. I’m not a teenager anymore. I’m not in my twenties anymore. I am 32 and my body just does not bounce back as easily from my wild eating habits.
The nutritionist explained to that not eating until six or seven hours later after waking causes your metabolism to think it is still asleep. And that the sugar I drink through consuming Pepsi gives me the energy I need to get through the day however it puts weight on my belly and bum. She said you may think that eating three meals a day would cause you to put weight on but that it is a myth. When you eat breakfast after waking up your metabolism wakes up therefore begins to work. Feeding yourself regularly will keep your metabolism regular. It will begin to know when you are awake and then asleep. Right now my body is thinking it is asleep except for that short period of time in the evening when it awakes from eating supper and later snacks.
The answer is easy. Through following the formula one loses weight.