Mindfulness is key to optimal health. It is important to be aware of what you are putting in your body, to interpret the biofeedback it is constantly providing you.
Nutrition Tracking Software is freely available and makes it easy to log your caloric intake and expenditure. Apps such as MyFitness Pal, Sparkpeople, amongst many others allow people to log their diet and exercise, track weight, share recipes, and support one another in their wellness ventures all at the convenience of your Smart Phone.
The only thing missing from these marvelous applications is the ability to log how you feel throughout the day, as well as any environmental stressors (toxins, stress, etc.) you may encounter. This helps us learn what foods are best for our bio-individual bodies.
Many of us are suffering from inflammation, fatigue, depression, or other digestive and mental diseases. The pain we interpret is our body trying to alert us that something is wrong. Our innately intelligent bodies are to send us signal us that something needs to change. It is essential to take note of these queues. Food journaling will help you differentiate between foods are benefical and detrimental to your body.
If, for instance, you are experiencing gas after a meal, your food journal might indicate too much food, improper food combining, or eating when you are not in parasympathetic mode. Skin conditions, headaches, and mental confusion are often signs of allergies.
You should be satiated and energized after a healthy meal. If not, take this simple Dietary Fine Tuning Mini Quiz to determine what’s missing from your meal. Take note of how you feel, omit possible allergens, eat fresh whole foods, and appreciate every bite.
Breathe in and exhale “Let thy food be thy medicine”….”You are what you eat”….”Garbage in – Garbage out”…..simple, yet effective historic mantras. ~ Namaste