Do you listen to your body? What's it telling you?
The trouble is, I'm 99% sure that majority of folks have no idea how to listen to their body.
I'm not talking about cravings. (Not, OMG, I NEED a cookie right NOW!) I'm also not talking about whether you are full, hungry, satisfied, stuffed...
I'm talking about the subliminal messages that your body sends you daily: acne, bowel movements, grinding teeth, bloating, inflammation, joint pain, headaches, etc. We have started to accept these signs as "the norm" or aging or stress or excuse after excuse....and then we pop a few pills or rub on a few medications to relieve them. But the truth is, your body is not supposed to feel or react this way. Don't you want to FEEL good and not only feel, but be healthy?
I hope so.
I'll use myself as an example. Dairy. No, I would not same I'm lactose intolerant, however, when I eat dairy - any kind - I breakout, pretty much overnight, and I get extreme bloating/water retention. Unfortunately, my favorite food in the world is ice cream. (Is it food? Can I pretend it is?) So here is the deal, the symptoms keep me away from dairy most of the time, but I won't lie and say it deters me away at all costs. However, I have learned to listen to my body and I know the consequences. Some days it seems worth it, other days it does not.
I choose my fate.
If you have some funky symptoms going on, don't just jump to a pill to solve it. There may be a bigger cause. Headaches? - Mostly caused by dehydration - drink some H2O! And sorry, coffee and sodas and teas do not count. Grinding teeth? - May be caused by adrenal fatigue and high cortisol levels - take some more steps to avoid your stress and relax.
Learn to listen to the signals. And then, learn to treat them in a different way. If you get to the root of the issue, you'll be much happier and healthier for it!