Lessons In A Green Bean Overdose

Too much of a good thing can be bad for you.


Yesterday, was full of surprises and some mental stress, which put my schedule into wacky and shifted my mind into to overdrive.  Incidentally, I’m evolving into a real baby when it comes to my nutrition and fitness.  You see, the longer you do something good for your body, the more you crave that goodness, and you reject the opposite.  Consequently, when I waited 6 hours to eat dinner at 8:00 after a light lunch at 1:45, I felt ravenous and inhaled my meal at 95 miles an hour.  Oh dear did I pay the price on this one.


Two years into my healthy lifestyle and nutrition /weight loss/ energy gain program, which I haven’t  mastered, but I have improved, I am staying healthy, fueled and energized by eating a protein, healthy fat and nutritious carbs including lots of fruits and veggies at every meal!  If I’m having one of those days when I want more food, and last night I wanted more because I was not in homeostasis due to waiting to long to eat and eat correctly, I generally will load up on veggies; in the case of last night, it was GREEN BEANS.  I probably ate a pound of green beans, which  under normal circumstances are very good for you.  Green beans are low in calories, full of Vitamin K, C, B2 and magnesium, among other great vitamins.  However, my portion size suffered lack of judgement when I clearly forgot how I had prepared my little green veggies with tomatoes sauce, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic.   My recipe, and this over dose of beans, put my stomach and my body into a state of nausea and serious bloating.  I couldn’t stand correctly or use the restroom like I really wanted to do.

The scenario reminded me of how important it is to rid your body of toxins- food waste, and eat every 2-3 hours for a well maintained metabolism.  Waste/toxins can reek havoc on your body when it doesn’t move.  I rid myself and avoid toxins daily and as much as possible.


The ultimate goal for any living organism is to maintain energy homeostasis in its quest to survive, this is accomplished by eating regularly and nutritionally.  Incidentally, you don’t get cravings because you like sugar, you get cravings because your body is out of Homeostasis; Lisa taught me this.  It’s true because when I stay in homeostasis, I crave nothing.  This is a big component to weight loss and maintenance.  Check out these weight loss tips for those of you trying to shed some excess fat.



My mind is set on keeping homeostasis a priority at all times.  For this time, I learned my lesson, and I it is engrained in my gut and brain…RELIEF!

Wishing you continued balance and homeostasis on your positive & healthy journey.


Carpe Kefi!

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]