The Diet You Love: Is it ‘really’ Loving You back?

In my articles on losing weight, getting healthier and living longer, you will remember me saying that what tastes good isn’t necessarily good for you.

We can make a quick analogy. If you married someone pleasing to the eye and they had a habit of cheating on you, that would not be a good marriage. In other words, are your favorite foods loving you back?

If your partner were cheating on you, how would you feel? You would probably be hurting. That’s what food that is bad for you does. Listen to how you feel whatever you eat and I’ll bet certain foods make you feel better than others. Nutrient dense food energizes you while the not so healthy may make you feel like taking a nap.

‘Old habits die hard. Changing your habits is a process that involves several stages. Sometimes it takes a while before changes become new habits. And, you may face roadblocks along the way [1 niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diet-nutrition/changing-habits-better-health]’.

Maybe, something you have eaten gives you indigestion. These kinds of bad foods are usually addicting and seemingly impossible to stop, especially when everyone around you keeps eating them despite the overwhelming evidence they are causing your body harm.

I have an example of something that has two sides, like a coin. It has a good and bad face. I eat oatmeal sometimes at night, but it causes me acid reflux. There is a plus side in that it keeps me regular, but the negative is that oats and other grains are acidic.

Grains may also cause you to have a leaky gut. This is where the wrong particles get into your body and cause an autoimmune response. So, learn to listen to the subtle clues your body emits and trust in how it feels. It always tries to tell you the truth even though it sometimes speaks with a whisper.

Source- URL niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diet-nutrition/changing-habits-better-health
Website Title National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Article Title Changing Your Habits for Better Health
Date Published May 01, 2017
Date Accessed December 04, 2018

Note- before you change your diet consult with your doctor.

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