One of my favorite topics to share with you is finding the right foods for you, so you can have your ideal health and weight, and feel your best self.
When you're eating the right foods for your body, naturally you will feel more uplifted, motivated, energetic, and lean.
And when you feel this way, making the food choices that are in alignment with your health goals and how you want to feel becomes second nature - there's no questions or challenges about it.
Did you know there is a difference between eating healthy and eating right for your body?
Eating right for your body will include healthy feeds, but not all healthy foods are right for your body.
What makes a food "healthy" anyway?
According to the dictionary, the word "healthy" means...
"in good health.: "I feel fit and healthy" "the family is the basis of any healthy society".
So how does that apply to food then?
We tend to lump a bunch of foods under the definition of healthy - ones that we've been told are healthy because of certain nutritional values they hold. "Healthy" foods tend to be:
high in vitamins and minerals, low in calories and sugar, and great sources of fiber and healthy fats according to whoever makes up these standards around healthy foods.
I think most of us would agree that these foods would fall under the definition of healthy because of their nutritional value...
Organic meats, poultry, and fish
Organic nuts, seeds, beans and legumes
Yet, not all of the foods in these categories are right for my body and they may not be right for yours either.
But, in the past several of the foods I had been eating were not right for my body, even though it looked super healthy and clean.
What happened the next day or after that was a different story. My body gave me all kinds of signs that this apparently healthy food or a combination of ingredients was not working for me.
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune several years ago. I started eating a modified Autoimmune diet to reduce inflammation, lower my antibodies to allow my body to heal. It took several months to decrease my antibodies and feel better.
I was able to figure this out by simply paying attention to how and what I was eating. Yes, just by being able to figure this out by simply paying attention to how my body responds to certain foods and by using functional lab and genetic testing to help identify what foods my body needs to function at its full potential.
If you feel as though your "eat healthily" but aren't getting the results you want, have tried every diet and they don't work, or just plain stuck when it comes to losing weight or improving your health, then it's likely because there is a difference between eating healthy and eating right for your body.
You could be eating the healthiest foods in the world BUT if they aren't right for you, you won't get the result you are looking for.
To figure out what foods are right for you...
Tune into Your Body - often we are eating on autopilot and not recognizing or
connecting with how foods make us feel. Reactions to foods can happen immediately or be delayed for as long as 72 hours. Reactions to foods can show up in various ways - not just as digestive upset. Check-in with yourself 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating a meal to assess a meal; to assess your mood; energy and how your physical body feels. If you feel anxious, tired, bloated, gassy, or just "off", this could be a result of something you ate.
These same symptoms can also show up over the course of 3 days after eating something that doesn't agree with you. If I get "glutened" (secretly slipped some wheat) then I'm guaranteed to have issues for the next day or two.
Other signs of food reactions can also include acne, eczema, psoriasis, irregular menstrual cycle, joint aches and pains, issues sleeping, and more! If your symptoms come and go, start tracking them along with what you ate and see what you can correlate!
2. Test Don't Guess - using into your body to find out what foods serve you best is the key, but sometimes the signs may not be super clear. Food sensitivity testing can pinpoint exactly what foods your body is reacting to so you can take empowered action to support your body with the foods you need.
Generally, food sensitivities are a result of having leaky gut and they only need to be avoided for a period of time to help the gut heal. Once your gut is in a better place, you can retest your food sensitivities to see which one has improved for those that can be added back in, and which ones still might not be right for your body.
Don't be fooled by "eating healthy."
Simply eat right for your body, and take the time to understand what healthy means for you.
If you want help figuring out what foods ARE right for your body, OR how to heal your gut so you can enjoy some of your favorite foods again, then schedule a complimentary Health & Weight Discovery Session with me here today!
And don't forget to, download my Weekly Food Diary/Journal
Let me help you connect the dots in your health concerns, whether it deals with hormones, gut health, thyroid, adrenal, food sensitivities, or autoimmune. What questions do you have?
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