Updated: Aug 9
With all of the different ways of eating out there, how do you know if the way you eat, is the "right way" for you to eat? I get asked this question ALL THE TIME.
"How do I know if the way that I am eating is the RIGHT way for me?
Here are my top 10 self-checks that you can use to discover if the way you are eating, is the RIGHT way for you:
How do you FEEL after you eat? Are you tired, lethargic, anxious, grumpy, sad, still hungry?
How is your digestion? Are you bloated? Constipated or runny stools? Gassy?
How is your sleep? Do you sleep through the night or is it disturbed? Do you wake up between 1-4am?
How is your energy throughout the day? Do you have a crash in the afternoon or is it even keeled throughout the day?
Do you have any brain fog?
How is your memory?
What is your skin like? Do you have acne/breakouts? Dry skin?
If you are a woman, do you have a regular/consistent cycle? And are you ovulating?
Do you have aches and pains?
Do you feel like you need to eat constantly and feel constantly hungry or do you feel satiated after a meal?
If you have answered YES to one or more of the above self-check tips, don't worry! The way you are eating may need some mild tweaking in order to maximize benefits for you. This can look like being selective with portion size, eating the meat first, eating good healthy fats (especially animal fats like butter, tallow, trimmings) with your meal and reducing carbohydrates. Sometimes it is the thing you least suspect (cough**vegetables and carbohydrates**cough) that can cause the most digestive upset or onset of other symptoms.
What is your goal with the way that you are currently eating? Are you wanting to lose weight? Are you working towards a specific goal? Are you working towards healing your hormones or autoimmune conditions? Depending on what your goals are, there are numerous ways to modify or adapt your way of eating to move closer towards your goals.
Let me know what you have found helps you the most in the comments below or send me a message if you are shy to post publicly!
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