4 Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs
We have just come out of the silly season and more than likely you have eaten and drank too much. Now is a great time to start to focus on yourself, listen to your body and give it what it wants. I want to take this one step further and say that if you are having gut health issues, there is some foods that your body is telling you to avoid.
I could tell you about the proceed sugars, additives, preservatives etc, they are the obvious ones, but I would like you to dig in a little bit deeper and really listen to your body. Here is a list of 4 foods you should avoid at all costs.
Food that make you Bloat
Foods that give you excess Gas
Foods that make you tired
Foods that make your face red
These are all sign that your body is not processing the food properly. It is processing too slowly or even too quickly and the gasses are from fermentation process that can happen. This is one sign that you are your immune system cold be low and therefore becoming sensitive to certain foods and or groups of foods.
When this occurs we need to hold off on eating the culprit foods for a while, as you give your gut some TLC and let it heal.
Most of you would have experienced over Christmas being tired after a big Xmas Lunch. A heavy pasta meal does this for most of us as well. Overloading your body with food or overloading it with foods that is hard for your body to process. Approx 60-70% of our bodies energy is take up digesting food, so when we overload our system with heavy / hard to process foods your body will take away energy from you to help you process it. We are then left tired and fatigues until it is processed.
The one thing we need to remember is that we are all different and food reacts on each of us differently. Especially when we are in a time where we tend to over do it, we can very easily eat foods that don’t agree with us. The truth is we don’t need to be in any uncomfortable or even embarrassing situations when it comes to eating. We just need to listen to our bodies and do want it wants or doesn’t want.
If there are foods that are not agreeing with you, maybe it’s time to heal your body and get yourself back to full health. When your gut is healthy, it makes a big difference to your day. It affects your clarity of through, your energy levels and even the stability of your moods. It can help make our emotions more stable, so not so many highs and lows.
Kinesiology is just one gentle way to help this. It works by looking at why the body is reacting to foods. It may not be what you think. It normally comes down to either the types of food you are eating, stress that is put on the body or medication that is being taken or that has been taken in the past, especially if taken over a length of time. All these stresses on your body over a long period of time can have a great effect on your gut health, and yes it can all be healed.
It all starts with the commitment from you to listen to your body and stop feeding it what it doesn’t want. Than it is the commitment to healing. It is a beautiful journey of bring your body back to health, but even more than this, it is about connecting to your body like never before. It is about your mind, body and emotions working together alongside your heath care practitioner to heal, to feel energised and to feel revitalised.
As a Kinesiologist Jennifer's love for food and creativity is 2nd to none, hence the focus on digestive health and business.
Jennifer works closely with her clients to ensure they get the most out of life.