When it comes to food, many people often count the worth of their meals in terms of calories. For example, one of my clients used to think about breakfast as a 300-400 calorie meal, lunch as 300-500, etc. However, even after a big meal, she would often find herself tired and hungry just hours later. In our first session we talked about it and I wanted to share my advice to solve her dilemma with you.
To solve this puzzle requires rethinking how one looks at calories and understanding that not every calorie is the same. A calorie from a steak is not going to affect your body the same way as a calorie from a muffin or from a bean sprout.
In the shopping terms, I would suggest looking at a meal as a stack of money and its true value. When you look at it from a side, a stack may seem to be worth $500. But when you start counting the money, you see that some bills are just colored pieces of paper and have no value. Sure they are taking space and making the stack look big, but when it comes down to business, it is just a filler. If you give such a stack to a sales associate at Saks, she will ask for more cash after she finds our you are missing a large sum.
The same can be applied to food. When you look at your plate, see what items have real nutrition that will give you energy and which ones are empty calories. If your food is mostly cooked and doesn't have vital vitamins and enzymes, then your body will be hungry for the necessary nutrition sooner than you would have hoped for. Also, a lot of foods are so acidic to your body, that you will have to spend more energy on getting your PH level back to balance, instead of getting energy from the food. This is where my client would feel the unpleasant reality of the 3pm slump show up!
So during your next meal, notice what you are eating and don't get jipped by eating filler-foods. Instead, get the biggest bang for your buck and indulge in foods that will nourish your body and give you the energy and vitality you want.
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