Consious Eating: Should I or shouldn't I?

The foods you eat affect all aspects of your life. If you listen to your body, it will give signals as to the best nutritional choices for you. Notice how certain foods affect you.

Do certain foods affect the quality of your sleep?

Are you waking up in the middle of the night?

Are you having trouble falling asleep?

Do your food choices affect how you feel first thing in the morning?

Do you wake up feeling rested?

Are your joints stiff?

Do you have a stuffy nose?

How do you feel the rest of the day? Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually

How do you feel before, during and after a meal? Energy level before and after eating, level of hunger, stress level, bloating, gas, fatigue?

How are your bowel movements: Frequency, quality, ease of elimination?

Practicing conscious eating is one of the very first things I teach my clients and the biggest challenge most of them face. I do this by asking them to keep a Food and Mood Journal. In your Food and Mood Journal use the questions above and track what foods you are eating, when you are eating them and where you are eating them (in your car, at the table, over the sink). Before you eat that double cheeseburger, again, you can look back a few days before when you ate the same thing and see how you felt before, during and after the meal. You may be surprised to see similarities of how you felt before eating it. Chances are if you experienced indigestion, fatigue, emotional instability, constipation after eating the burger you will probably experience the same symptoms again.

Take the time to bring awareness to your food choices and notice how they are affecting you as a whole. You may be surprised to find out some of the foods, which are considered healthy, may not be for you. In addition, you may notice you are eating too many of the foods or shall I say, non-foods, that are satisfying while you are eating them but in the end give you that yuck feeling. Your conscious eating will bring insight on your choices, which than will bring you a sense of clarity, well-being and a balance of the body, mind, and spirit.

The information presented here is not intended to replace professional medical care when needed. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner for disease diagnosis, therapy choice, medicine selection and dosage. 


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