It’s so easy to mis-diagnosed ill symptoms of the body and mind….
I haven’t been feeling “myself” since the weekend and more so today, it really hit me.
Feeling tired, low mood, lethargic, weak, low energy, bloated tummy, achy joints, neck ache and tight muscles, brain fog, low back pain, and feeling like I just don’t want to do anything, but sleep….everything is an effort….
These symptoms are not new to me.
I’ve previously suffered with them.
The difference is I would have noticed these symptoms and put them down to me not getting enough sleep, my adrenals being sensitive or me doing too much.
I would have “pushed” through with my usual work routine or “pushed” my body harder at the gym, so I could feel “fitter” and better again.
I would have taken more supplements or over fed myself with nutritional foods in an attempt to boost my energy or do a “detox” or cleanse.
I would have thought I was going back to “burnout” and “depression” again…
If I had gone to the Doctors I’m sure I would have been diagnosed with some sort of stress-related dis-ease, flu or even the menopause!
Thankfully through my health journey one of the best things I’ve learnt is how to connect my mind and body, and tune in to what’s truly going on.
As I’ve been sharing about my experience with my gut health, I now get to re-introduce foods back into my eating and observe how my gut, and body reacts.
Last week I had some of my homemade brownies and cookies.
Yesterday I ate some homemade spelt bread and some of my Mum’s wheat-based crackers.
Now my body is truly talking to me as I experience the ill symptoms I described above.
I can safely say the symptoms are connected to the food I ate over the past few days.
I’ve not eaten wheat, sugar or any of the other “interesting” ingredients that were in the crackers or in the chocolate used for the brownies and cookies for a good couple of months, and during my gut cleanse I was free of these ill-symptoms.
The gift in this is the heightened awareness for me to clearly know what my body doesn’t like and how it will reveal it to me.
Now that I understand my body better, I no longer require to do the things I once did to bring my body back into a place of “feeling well”.
I simply get to allow my body to process what I consumed at its own pace and assist it with whatever it requires. How long that will take? I simply leave that to my body to decide…
Unfortunately, there are many people who experience the same or similar symptoms after eating certain foods and never put the ill symptoms down to food they’ve eaten, but rather mis-interpret it to something else.
I know with a few of my clients that as soon as they change what they eat and how they eat, the ill symptoms they had before working with me, i.e., aches, pains, headaches, tiredness, fatigue, “menopause” symptoms, sleepiness, low energy, brain fog, etc., tend to disappear……funny that….
So, it pays to truly listen to your body and assist it in the way it prefers.
What ill symptoms are you experiencing in your body right now?
How is that connected to the food you’ve eaten over the past few days, weeks, months, even years…?
I choose to listen to my body, assist it well and feel amazing.
What do you choose?
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