When your body speaks, do you listen?
Monday, October 26, 2015
I've often heard people say especially on the health circuit that it's good to listen to your body. I really didn't give it much thought when I would hear that. Well yesterday I had my
moment. You know, that "aha moment" when it all makes sense to you.
For the past few weeks now, I have been consciously making healthier food choices and as a result, I have been sleeping better, having more energy not only when I wake up from sleeping but throughout the day, not to mention, I had stop feeling bloated which I had been feeling like that for so long that I honestly didn't know what it felt like to not feel bloated.
So, yesterday I really was craving some Cream of Wheat, which by the why is my favorite cereal. I had not eaten any in several months and so I decided that I would give into my craving. I must admit, I did overindulged because I clearly had more then one serving along with my favorite sweetener raw Stevia and boy didn't I pay for it later on.
When I opened my eye from sleeping, I felt crappy; I didn't feel energetic like I had been for weeks and my stomach felt full like the cereal was just sitting there. I immediately knew that the way I was feeling was the results of what I put into my body. Now I'm not trying to say that Cream of Wheat is bad for you because in the few articles that I've read on it, it's' actually suppose to have good health benefits if eaten in moderation however, I will say that my BODY did let me know that for me, it wasn't a good food choice. I hadn't realize before this blog post that I actually felt the same way the last time I ate this cereal. You know, I actually was saying to myself that I would be glad when it does pass through so that I could start feeling good and energetic again.
This blog is not really about one particular food or just about my experience but hopeful just encouragement to others on this healthier lifestyle journey to really listen to your body each time you put something in it. If you listen to your own body, I truly believe that it won't steer you wrong.
My new motto:
WHEN MY BODY SPEAKS, I WILL LISTEN.