Every year we know it’s coming. We try to prepare for it, both mentally and physically. Yet despite our best efforts, we tend to throw caution to the wind and get swept away by the many delectable sweets and treats throughout the Holidays. As we get older, that the time of year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can impact us even more so if we make too many poor eating choices. Eating wrong, if we have been eating right, can do more than add a few pounds to our body.
When we are young, our body’s ability to rebound from poor eating choices is rather quick. Fast forward a few decades and it’s simply no longer the case, especially if our body is use to a well balanced diet. Several days of delicious but fattening desserts and high calorie cocktails can wreak havoc on us. Our body is suddenly overwhelmed with less than desirable nutrients, in amounts that far exceed what it can handle. It’s like a perfect storm. And when our body reaches its tipping point, we then start to feel the impact of our poor eating choices. We may feel bloated, have an upset stomach, feel sluggish, or experience headaches.
These symptoms are the signs indicating that we took things a bit too far. It’s our warning that our body is not happy with the food we gave it. Your body knows when it’s happy, knows when it feels good, knows when it gets what it needs to thrive. It also knows what it doesn’t need. If we take the time to listen to all that it is telling us we can learn so much. Whether we are really hungry, simply bored, or overindulged ourselves. We can learn when to give our body a little extra TLC if we happen let temptations get the best of us during the Holidays.
Our body is incredibly smart. Listen. It has so much to say to you.