Are there times when your body is telling you to put down the fork, but you keep on eating more food anyway? Is your life so busy that you forget to stop and nourish yourself with a balanced meal, instead eating a number of unhealthy snacks on-the-go? Are you consuming coffee and/or alcohol out of habit as opposed to listening to what would truly be nurturing for your body?
Maybe you can relate to this … I have a love-hate relationship with icecream. I absolutely love the idea of curling up on the couch with a bowl of icecream. I love the oh so yummy taste and the oh so heavenly feeling of it melting in my mouth. True comfort food for the soul! But a little while after the last spoonful has been licked up I feel a combination of grose, yuck, sick and bloated. Here comes the insane part. I have been on this rollercoaster of ups and downs with icecream for years. Completely ignoring my body “talking” to me. Until I discovered a dairy-free version of icecream made from coconut milk. So now I can enjoy my love for icecream without the horrible after effects.
This really got me listening to how my body responds to different types of foods, taking notice, respecting those feelings and making the conscious effort to find alternatives to those things that don’t agree with me.
Coffee is another. I love it. I love the idea of it. I love the taste of it. I love the smell of it. But my body doesn’t. So, I now drink tea instead. It was a hard one to give up, but so worth it. I look and feel better than I ever have before, and I sincerely believe it has to do with me eating what my body truly would like to consume, not what I have been conditioned to eat and drink.
Alcohol was another. How often do you drink alcohol just because it’s the “social” thing to do? For years I kept drinking alcohol at parties because it was “there” and “expected” and “the norm”, even though I knew that I would feel TERRIBLE the next day. Silly, don’t you think?
Would you like to become more aware of how your body “talks” to you, and start to feel and look better than you ever have before?
Try it for a month and see how you feel.
If you’re looking for a “pick me up” alternative to your morning and afternoon coffee, I highly recommend the Be Genki Vitality Herbal Tea. The combination of Rosemary, Yarrow, Gingko, Peppermint and Schisandra are reputed to aid poor circulation and enhance concentration. Schisandra, in particular, is renowned for its effects on the nervous system – a mild central nervous system stimulant that enhances reflexes, work performance and mental activity. It also tastes yummy – fresh and complex.
Best wishes for a healthier you.
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