I don’t know where I found this image and for that I do apologize since it is not my own, but it has been sitting on my desktop for a few weeks now waiting to be posted on the blog. I think this image speaks for it’s self, but I can’t help but reinforce that we are what we ate, and how it’s SO important to fuel ourselves with good wholesome food. We can’t always see what’s going on on the inside of our bodies, but there are tell tale signs that your body is upset with what you are feeding it. Some of these signals could be: depression, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, headaches, bloating, and forgetfulness just to name a few. I believe there is a correlation between food and mood, and as a result I think we need take a few minutes before we delve into something and ask yourself is this food for nourishment or a craving?
To help you understand those signals and what they mean here is a brief explanation:
A lot of times we have craving because we are lacking something in our diets, for instance:
If you crave salt it typically means you are dehydrated, so maybe think about drinking more water throughout the day and the salt cravings should subside.
If you crave sugar, this one is tricky because it could mean a couple things, but it mostly means you are running out of fuel and fast. It could mean that you are lacking lean proteins, but it could also mean you lack carbohydrates. You can avoid these cravings by eating whole grains or brown rice combined with lean proteins like fish, chicken and turkey.
If you crave fatty foods, you are probably missing some good quality fats in your diet that come from foods like nuts, seeds, fish, and avocados. You can’t cut out fat from your diet completely we do need some fat for energy.
If you want to avoid becoming the man on the right, exercise regularly, make sure you are eating enough through the day (no skipping meals), eat a balanced diet of lean protein, carbs, and good fats. Try to get 7-8 hours of shut eye, and do something you want to do once a day.
Happy Monday blog reader,