The past few weeks I have been really struggling with fuelling my body correctly and my sugar levels have been all over the place recently. Luckily I think everything is back in check and I’m feeling a lot better. Since everything with my eating patterns seems to be running a lot more smoothly I thought it would be perfect to address this issue in a Friday Feature post.
A lot of people on many occasions ignore what their body is telling them- I’m guilty as charged! However, honoring your body’s requests will heap huge rewards for you to be comfortable, healthy and happy. Listening to your body is a tough skill to develop. I never post everything that I eat and sometimes after my evening meal I do find myself snacking on random foods even when I’m not actually hungry. This leaves me feeling heavy and sometimes a little guilty. I have killed the guilt trip after snacking raids though and figured that that’s what my body needs, especially if I have eaten very light in the day. It’s also not a regular occurrence and it was the effect it was having on my whole mind set was becoming a problem at first. At the moment I’m just rolling with it for now, enjoying my food and feeling great.
There are times when my body is regularly craving for a salad or a green smoothie. I love my huge salad plates and smoothies with a passion, but sometimes with some health foods (especially the more exotic stuff) I sometimes wonder if I am eating them for the right reasons. Am I eating it because my body really wants or am I eating it just because that what I think I should be eating? It can be a case of snacking on a couple of apples, which may not be satisfying as eating a cookie or a cupcake at that particular point in time. Again these kind of incidences are rare as my body is more in tune and drawn to lots of veggies and whole foods, but I do believe that balance is vital in any diet as is listening to what your body truly wants which was the main idea behind my previous post.
Balance is everything to me- Ying and Yang, taking the good with the bad, all that jazz! It’s important to become aware to what is “normal” for your body. Everyone is different and it is definitely not one size fits all, how boring would that be!? Restricting my diet has always led to harmful side effects, both physically and mentally. In most cases when I cut things out completely it just makes the situation worse and I end up raiding the cupboards and consuming way more than I realistically need too.
Over the last few weeks I think I am finally in tune with my body wants, not completely but I’m getting there slowly. I know that I cannot strip sugar out of my diet completely. I know that I cannot strip carbohydrates form my diet completely. I know that it’s ok to eat cupcakes, cookies and chocolate every now an then, all it requires is that little thing called moderation. I’m planning a little super “clean eating” regime soon, but doing things my way and abiding what my body needs- more about that in another post.
I think me and my body are finally at peace and it’s such an amazing feeling!
Well now I’m off to find my dessert for this evening- I’m thinking of breaking in to my 99% Lindt dark chocolate right now-yum!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Are you in tune with what your body wants?
Have you ever struggled to find that healthy balance food wise?
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