And let me take that further. You are what you think about what you eat.
Every thought you think is a chemical messenger that sends signals to the rest of your body. Your body doesn’t know the difference between a real threat or a perceived threat.
Let that sink in. The physical effect of a negative thought, whether it is reality or not, will have a negative impact on your entire body.
If you’re stressing about every bite you take and how many calories or points it is – your body will only hear “I am stressed and fearful.”
If you’re beating yourself up for a bad macro ratio, or you didn’t put the right amounts in the right colored containers, your body will hear, “She’s freaking out, time to activate survival mode.” Your digestion will suffer, and so will your hormonal health, blood pressure, and much more – including your immune system. (Psst – if you don’t believe me, look up the studies on psychoneuroimmunology – it’s pretty fascinating)
Change the way you talk about your body. Change the way you talk about your food. Your body is on your side, and will pick up on the signals you send it.
Eat what nourishes you, and be grateful for all the processes your body incorporates to keep you healthy and safe! Toxic thoughts are toxic for your body. It’s time to change the script you read to yourself every day!
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