Home after my NYC foodie adventures this week, it got me thinking about our relationship with food and drink. How the choices we make when we are away from our day to day environments impact on our health.
Some see this as an opportunity to indulge in both, with no limits. Others seek a thrill in trying new foods and flavours new cultures can offer.
Is one a better option than the other? Both very much depend on how attuned you are to your body’s reaction to this period of nutritional change and excesses.
Symptoms are many and can include:
One of the many ways I work with clients is by helping them to understand the impact certain foods have on their health.
For many, there are distinct links between their daily food choices and their disease state and health issues both physical and mental. There may be a need to avoid particular foods to reduce systemic inflammation and enable the gut to repair. This can mean complete avoidance of some foods or a reduction for a period of time to allow the body to heal itself.
Educating ourselves on how our bodies react to what we eat means we are better informed on what is best for our health and wellbeing.
By making these informed, not emotional, food choices we can happily enjoy all foods in a way that causes our bodies the least amount of harm, now and over the longer term.
So, listen to your body, stay tuned and enjoy your interaction with gorgeously delicious foods next time you are away. Enjoy the mix and balance without excess 😊