Sunday, November 9, 2008

listen to your body

I always pay attention to what my body is telling me.

Little clues, neurons firing, signals relayed to my brain. Sometimes subtle, sometimes in-your-face.

With my finicky stomach, I especially pay attention to what my body wants to eat. I always eat what I feel like eating; even if it's living off of ice cream and rice for 2 days. I figure if I'm craving it, I'm craving it for a reason. Everyone always asks if I'm pregnant, but I've always been this way.

For instance, I have been craving rice and ice cream the past couple days. This morning I woke up wanting ice cream, but figured I should eat something with some kind of nutrition. So I made eggs, and they weren't appetizing at all. After I ate them, my stomach hurt. I ate some ice cream, and it calmed down.

And I don't always crave junk food. Sometimes it's pumpkin. Sometimes it's tuna. Sometimes it's pasta salads, apples, or soups. But the bottom line is I always feel best when I listen to what my stomach is telling me- and eat accordingly. If I ignore it, I usually regret it.

I don't know why I second-guess myself.


Lauren said...

Listening to your body is awesome, and ice cream for a few days sounds like fun!

Jenny said...

I totally know exactly what you're saying. It took me a while to figure this out but I definitely do it now too. If my body wants chicken and I eat a bowl of cereal instead, my body will not rest until it has chicken! It knows what it wants so might as well keep it happy!

Dana Wax said...

this happens to me a lot! ...I make food, but I'd rather eat something else, and then the food I made is completely unappetizing.

glad to know others with stomachs with minds of their own are out there :)