Have you ever eaten something and thought to yourself – I’m going to regret that later… Have you ever wondered why that is and what your body is telling you? I can assure you – it isn’t saying – “Thank you,” or “More please!” If you’re paying attention to what your body is telling you there is so much to learn.
My Seasonal Clean Eating Program is an elimination diet as its core. The idea is that you are letting go of foods that are typical allergens for some people (corn, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts) and allowing your body to enjoy unprocessed fruits, veggies, and clean sources of animal or plant-based protein and fat. This helps your body repair, giving it time to rest from irritation and inflammation. Slowly introducing one food at a time and paying close attention to how you feel AFTER you eat that food is the key to success.
Some foods just aren’t good for you. Not YOU in the general sense, but you as an individual. As a Health Coach, I’ve studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. I developed my program with a proven, three-prong approach used by functional medicine doctors, naturopaths, and world-class nutrition experts around the globe.
By paying attention to your body you can help identify foods that upset your belly, hold extra weight, keep you bloated and achy, unable to concentrate, or sleepless. Together, we can work with other medical practitioners to help heal your gut and your life.
By paying attention to my body I learned to practice what I preach. I have discovered that grains make my hands hurt. I always thought that because I was a massage therapist, my hands were supposed to hurt. I quickly discovered that they don’t hurt when I don’t eat grains! (this includes wheat and even Quinoa). I can have some here and there, but I am still “paying attention” (some times better than others) to what and when my hands and other joints hurt in relationship to my food intake.
Paying attention to how you feel doesn’t always mean completely eliminating the foods you enjoy eating. It means being conscious of the foods that truly make you feel good and making sure they far outweigh those that throw your body off course. It’s allowing yourself an indulgence but knowing which foods you will need to choose the next day in order to restore balance. In many ways you can have it all if you are just paying attention to what your body is telling you and giving it what it is asking for.
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