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When your body speaks, do you listen?

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Monday, October 26, 2015

I've often heard people say especially on the health circuit that it's good to listen to your body. I really didn't give it much thought when I would hear that. Well yesterday I had my emoticon moment. You know, that "aha moment" when it all makes sense to you.

For the past few weeks now, I have been consciously making healthier food choices and as a result, I have been sleeping better, having more energy not only when I wake up from sleeping but throughout the day, not to mention, I had stop feeling bloated which I had been feeling like that for so long that I honestly didn't know what it felt like to not feel bloated.

So, yesterday I really was craving some Cream of Wheat, which by the why is my favorite cereal. I had not eaten any in several months and so I decided that I would give into my craving. I must admit, I did overindulged because I clearly had more then one serving along with my favorite sweetener raw Stevia and boy didn't I pay for it later on.

When I opened my eye from sleeping, I felt crappy; I didn't feel energetic like I had been for weeks and my stomach felt full like the cereal was just sitting there. I immediately knew that the way I was feeling was the results of what I put into my body. Now I'm not trying to say that Cream of Wheat is bad for you because in the few articles that I've read on it, it's' actually suppose to have good health benefits if eaten in moderation however, I will say that my BODY did let me know that for me, it wasn't a good food choice. I hadn't realize before this blog post that I actually felt the same way the last time I ate this cereal. You know, I actually was saying to myself that I would be glad when it does pass through so that I could start feeling good and energetic again.

This blog is not really about one particular food or just about my experience but hopeful just encouragement to others on this healthier lifestyle journey to really listen to your body each time you put something in it. If you listen to your own body, I truly believe that it won't steer you wrong.

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  • MAWMAW101
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    1952 days ago
    Good and wise words. I also love cream of wheat but limit my consumption to a serving a few times a month.
    1952 days ago
    It's my favorite cereal too but with cheese. I'll have to try something else to see if I feel any different. Thanks for reminding me to listen to my body.
    1952 days ago
    Good thinking!
    1952 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    So true! I know I sleep better when my dinner is on the healthier side and I limit the wine (or have none). Sometimes hard to remember in the moment emoticon
    1952 days ago
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    1952 days ago
    After being on low carbs for several months there are foods that are not good for me. It is nice when our body speaks and we can learn to hear & listen. Good for you.
    1952 days ago
    emoticon your body knows what is good for it and what is not. I am glad you had your aha moment and will know what makes you feel good. keep up the good work
    1952 days ago
    That is a good way to look at things. I am bad to overindulge in pasta. I think I eat too much and it swells up in my stomach and I feel like I have eaten a horse. I recently read a blog if there is one certain food you crave imagine it has worms in it or something equally disgusting and 1. you may not eat any of it and 2. eat just enough not to feel hungry any more.
    1952 days ago
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    I have been practicing Eating Clean and completely agree with how it affects your body and overall well being. I also have experienced the "junk food" drag down. It is amazing how when you treat it well the payback your body is spectacular. However one little moment of indulgence and it quickly lets you know how it is not appreciated. Kudos Godschild2. emoticon
    1952 days ago
    When I indulge in sugar, I break out in a sweat (think hot flashes). Thought it was hormonal, until I made the connection.
    1952 days ago
    All my life, whenever I eat too much chocolate, my face feels cooler. I don't like that feeling so I stop eating chocolate.
    1952 days ago
    My body usually screams at me, it doesn't understand that the louder it gets, themore I ignore it. I don't want to encourage its bad behavior!
    1952 days ago
    Great advice and thank you for sharing. Will make me think twice about my habits for the day.
    1953 days ago
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