In a nutshell, my food philosophy is plain and simple:
It’s about eating real food and listening to your body. In order to apply this, first we need self awareness and education.
But let me elaborate…
When it comes to food, there are no rules – Other than those we impose on ourselves.
At our finger tips we have all the information we could ever need and the ability to make decisions about what we put in our mouths.
While certain foods nourish and heal the body, others harm, hinder and disrupt biological processes. There’s no use stamping these foods as good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, without a deeper level understanding of Why…
What these foods do inside our bodies… And identifying which foods supply the nutrients we need the most.
When we make well-informed food decisions coming from a place of knowledge, we kick-start our health and open up a whole new world of foods that our bodies and taste buds will love.
So start by listening to your body’s intuition
Our bodies hold an innate intelligence which have the ability to tell us exactly what we need. The problem is, we are often blocked to this intelligence and as a result, we tend to overeat, over stimulate and under nourish ourselves.
Every single body on this planet is different, no two are the same. When it comes to diet and nutrition, what works for you, may not work for me. We all have different body types, genetic makeups, body shapes, taste preferences, activity levels, blood types and ethnic backgrounds and beliefs around food and eating. It’s important to take these factors into account and finding what works for you and what works against you.
Any adverse side effects after eating are cues from your body whispering to you that something isn’t sitting right.
Maybe it’s a gluten sensitivity presented by bloating, gas or stomach pain?
Perhaps it’s a recurring rash presenting on backs of the arms due to a dairy intolerance?
Or maybe, it’s chronic hormonal acne around the mouth due to the over production of stress hormones from too much caffeine?
Whatever it is, it’s your body’s way of telling you that something you’re eating isn’t quite right. When we eat the right foods, we are left feeling energised, satisfied and full without the feelings of bloating, gas, discomfort or craving more.
If you are experiencing any kind of adverse side effects after eating, it’s time to pause and reflect for a while to figure out what’s causing it. In saying that, just focus on eating whole foods and you will find everything just naturally falls into place.
The bottom line is… Don’t worry so much. Find balance. Go easy on yourself and don’t sweat the small stuff…
If you fall off the healthy bandwagon one day, jump back on it the next. It’s no biggie. It’s what we do every day that matters, not once in a blue moon. Fill your plate and belly with real food.
Disclaimer: This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your healthcare practitioner, or any other healthcare professional. The information on this blog is based on research, and personal experiences. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.