When it comes to diet and nutrition, there is so much information out there telling us what to eat, when to eat, what time to eat, how to eat it etc etc. This can be very confusing for those of us who look to the experts to guide us in our dietary choices, especially when there are so many conflicting opinions about whats good and whats not so good for us to eat.

But what if we had the best nutritionist right here in our own body. What if the signs and symptoms we receive on a day to day, moment to moment basis were actually our bodies way of communicating with us and giving us realtime feedback on our food choices. For example, have you ever eaten a huge meal loaded with carbs and afterwards you felt tired? Or bloated? Or irritable? Or edgy? And alternatively, have you ever made yourself a meal and after finishing it, you felt light and energised?

From the slightest belly rumble or minor discomfort through to the more serious symptoms such as indigestion, heart burn, irritable bowel, bloating, tiredness, fatigue etc. All of these are signals from the body communicating with us in response to our dietary (and other) choices.

What if all these signs and symptoms were actually our bodies way of communicating with us what it can and can’t handle?

If we look at it in this way, it brings the ball back in our own court so to speak and it also means we have everything we need as a starting point to know how to eat if we want to feel good and support ourselves or otherwise. Of course there is always a time and place to get support and guidance from our professionals, especially if we have persisting symptoms that need addressing, however it brings the responsibility back to ourselves which can be very empowering.

Once we start to listen more to our own bodies as a guide for how to eat, we can start to play around with our diet and experiment with those foods that work for us and those that don’t. Super simple.

Our diet is a deeply personal relationship we can have with our own body, and one that is ever changing. It can also be something we enjoy as we learn from our bodies along the way.

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