Cura Romana addresses weight loss and health at all levels—physical, emotional and spiritual. Food cravings leave. Self-criticism ends. Hunger disappears. Vitality builds as natural body shape emerges
As the system adjusts to its new way of functioning, the body continues to reshape itself. This brings with it a new feeling towards your body, as you watch its natural contours being restored.
Not everyone taps into high energy right from the start. Some—Leslie counts herself among them—begin the program carrying what we call a fatigue deficit. This is a way of describing an underlying deep fatigue which may have developed as a result of prolonged overwork, chronic stress, yo-yo dieting or drinking. They can experience a few days at the start when they need more rest. Others experience periods of dynamic energy interspersed with times of fatigue. Both are not only normal but can be enormously important in putting us in touch with the body and its shifting needs from day to day—or sometimes even from hour to hour.
One of the important Cura Romana things: You learn how to balance your energies for lasting strength, mental clarity and the kind of fundamental energy that lasts. It makes everything in your life run more smoothly. Most of us still need to learn to honor the body's natural flow between its dynamic outpouring of energy—so exciting, so creative and so much fun—and its inner-directed, receptive energy, which, by its nature, is peaceful, sensuous and blissful. The inner-directed state brings us a quiet experience of being—of not having to be continually doing. It allows us to receive gifts that the Universe is always trying to bring to us. We cannot receive its gifts until we know how to move from the dynamic state into the receptive one, and back again.