It’s easy to become disconnected from our bodies – we lead busy lives and we don’t often take the time to check in with ourselves. The next time you check your weight, take a few seconds to reflect on your health. This habit will help you start to recognize patterns or side effects of your diet that may need to change.
- Did anything you recently eat make you feel sluggish or did it give you more energy?
- Did you feel bloated or experience stomach discomfort after eating certain food?
- Did you experience more less cravings when you ate certain foods?
- How does your diet support your health goals? Did the food help you control your blood sugar or cause it to spike? Was it nutritional or full of carbs and sugar?
With each answer, you will begin to discover how the food you eat effects your body, and what you need to avoid.
If certain foods make you feel sluggish, bloated or uncomfortable, that’s a sign it’s not the right food for you. If you feel itchy, have a headache, or notice a rash, you may have a food allergy, so set up an appointment with your doctor to discuss.
If certain food gives you more energy and less cravings, that’s your body’s way of telling you “Hey! I like that – give me more!”
Healthy eating habits take time to develop. What’s important is you listen to your body for guidance on what best food is for you.