Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Food and how it makes us feel

Happy belated Easter everyone!

I had a pretty indulgent day yesterday and definitely payed for it today. As most of you know I gave up candy for lent (even though I am not catholic... I always give something up). So, yesterday, after 40 days of not eating one single piece of candy, I received an Easter basket filled with it! I ate a couple pieces of chocolate and was surprised to find it didn't taste as great as I remembered it. I had already decided Easter would be a big cheat day though, so I ate dinner at my grandma's and had some pie for dessert and then ate more food at my cousins... I ended the day STUFFED and NOT very satisfied. I woke up this morning with a slight headache, a tummy ache, feeling groggy and icky in general. I also felt sluggish and tired all day and was literally RAVENOUS!

I made sure to really "notice" how I felt today, because I recently read a blog about how food really make an impact on how we feel... It is something I have always known, but haven't ever really "known..." if that makes sense. You can read that blog HERE.

In case you don't want to read - the article basically talks about how we all have trigger foods and vices and once we give in to those, our bodies go into a tailspin. A cheat day, although good for our metabolisms, affects our bodies for several days afterward. I still think it is important to have them, but it is also very important to realize it may be more difficult to stay on track for a couple days afterward.

Personally, I am thankful that I could feel a difference today, it reiterates to me the importance of making these changes and eating whole foods. I do have to say that I can't believe I allowed myself to feel bad like this all the time before! It is just crazy!

I have a great article to share with everyone about athletes and eating disorders... I really think it rings true for me and may for many of you -


I absolutely obsess over calories and eating - I constantly think about my next meal! Food has something over me and that is a problem I have to work on breaking.

ok - I have to go for the night, I am exhausted and distracted! I will write more tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Heather,
    Today, I feel like garbage too - and it's because I ate red meat last night. I can count on one hand the numbers of times I've eaten red meat in the last eight months, and every time afterwards, I feel like total cow poo. My head hurts, my body aches (especially my arthritic joints!), I am TIRED and my bowels are not pleased with me. Not. Worth. It. I haven't been keeping up with every blog - what have you been eating like? Just curious! XOXOX <3 you!