the first thing you think of when you hear the term self-care?
To be pampered all day long sounds absolutely wonderful to me, and does
not happen nearly enough!
treat your body?
place to start with self-care is how you treat your body.
cook for my kids. They are constantly
hungry, and what they liked two days ago is no longer appealing to them. Now, I don’t want to debate how to feed your
kids, but I do want you to think about that in relation to how you feed
food possible to fuel their growing bodies.
I want them to be having green smoothies every day, I want them to eat
lots of veggies and whole grains, lots of fruits and beans.
has what they need; I forget to make sure I get what I need.
listening to my body more; to see whether there was a correlation to the foods
I was eating, and how I was feeling.
clenching my jaw at night. I got a night
guard and that helped, but I was still getting headaches a lot, more than
normal. I figured that I would just
continue taking ibuprofen and keep going on with my life.
eat cheese and nurse her, so I cut out cheese from my diet. My headaches subsided, but I didn’t make the
cheese again, and the headaches came back with a vengeance. I then made the conscious choice to cut all
dairy, and what do you know, the headaches went away.
because I do. But, I go into it knowing
that I am most likely not going to feel well afterwards, so I don’t do it
out what we need?
about the foods that you are eating. I
know that I don’t want to feed myself unhealthy food, although there are times
that is inevitable due to being busy, someone being sick, whatever the reason,
it happens. But, if we are cognizant of
it, we can make adjustments later on.
You want to feed your body nourishing food, food that will fuel your
body and mind. Food that makes you feel
or take entire food groups out of your diet, but if you are listening to your
body, you will be able to figure out what foods make you feel the best. Listening to your body you will know when it
is time to take a break from meat for a while, or when you really need a good
piece of Alaskan salmon for dinner. You
will be able to tell if you are eating too much dairy, or if you need more
greens in your life.
while eating those foods, I want to challenge you to start tracking that. Grab a small spiral notebook and start
journaling your food intake. Make sure
you write how you feel after your meals, how much water you are drinking, if
there are different foods that you are trying.
intake, it opened up an entire world to me of how my body reacts to certain
foods, what makes me feel better.
it. Try it, at least for a week, and see
if you can make some connections to the foods you are eating and how you are
feeling. There is definitely something
to be said for the correlation of how well we are overall and how we are
fueling our bodies.
keep a regular food journal? Have you
noticed any correlation to the foods you eat and different ways your body reacts
to those foods? What is your go-to