In the beginning of the New Year, everyone is like, “I am going to be healthy this year.” But then when it actually comes time to make those healthy choices, we don’t know where to start or what to do. When it comes to health, it can be super hard because there are SO many different opinions. Let’s be honest: it can be very overwhelming. I am not hear to tell you to listen to anyone, but your own body.
I was able to make huge shifts in my eating habits because I became aware of the choices I was making. I approached health in a non-judgemental, total loving state. I had to let go of what I thought health was, and instead listen to what my body was telling me. After each meal, I took time to recognize how I felt. Basically, every 15, 30, 60, 90 minutes after a meal I took a moment to analyze me. How much energy did I have? Did I feel bloated? How was my mood?
When I asked myself these questions, I couldn’t lie and that was the hardest part. I wanted to say “I feel great after eating dairy.” But the truth was I felt like sh*t. Dairy was an anxiety trigger for me. I was more likely to have a panic attack after eating cheese, then I was if I ate nuts for snack. I realized during my most anxious period, I ate yogurt for breakfast every morning. I feel like hitting myself in the head for doing this, but I learned. I was then able to discover what fueled my body. I rock out to kale. Give me a green smoothie with some vegan protein powder and I will get an abundant amount of work done, feel super awesome, and explode with joy.
So here’s the assignment for you: Take inventory of how you feel after each meal. Right down what you eat, what time, your focus level, how you feel, how much work you are able to get accomplished, and your mood.
I know at first this can seem daunting, but in order to change your diet, you have to SHOW UP to this assignment.
Show Up To Your Health.