You Are What You Eat

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Hello loves, ❤

Happy Wednesday 🙂 It’s Wednesday here in Sydney, Australia AND… Winter is coming, brrrrr. I am having to pull out the knits, the sweaters, the big coats & the scarves.

We are here today to talk about, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.

Now I am a big, firm believer on this – I cannot describe how much I believe in this.

The reason I am such a big advocate for this is bc I have experienced this first hand.

Now, as most of you all know over the last 4-5 weeks, I’ve been feeling really BLEH (thats probably the best way to put it) Now when I get into these mindsets, I either fall 1 of 2 ways.

1: EAT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT
2: DO NOT EAT AT ALL

When I am stressed, the above 2 pointers is what my body goes through.

Now, there was a good 5-6 day streak 2 weeks ago whereby I ATE EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. Chip, chocolate, lollies, McDonalds, pizza… Now even though this was satisfying my sweet tooth for about 3 seconds, the aftermath is what I felt the most.

I felt bloated, I felt lethargic, I felt so tired, I felt unmotivated, I felt so anxious, I felt depressed, I felt upset. I also noticed my face was getting a little pimply 😦

Now I know for a fact that this is due to the fuel (food) that I am putting into my body.

My body was literally running off sugars, sodium, artificial flavours, artificial sugars etc.

For example, you can’t expect a car to run good on crappy fuel.

Then last Monday I said to myself, I AM GOING TO STOP THIS & START FUELLING MY BODY.

I have chosen to not touch lollies, chocolate, fast food, junk food & even dairy.

I’ve noticed when I eat dairy, it tends to run straight through me (TMI, I know, I am sorry) & I also feel VERY bloated. Does anyone else feel this way?

I’ve switched out my milk to ALMOND MILK – Best choice I’ve made. Almond milk is delicious, I have been having this in my granola, in a oats & even in my hot chocolates (but I’ve even stopped the amount of hot chocolates I have been having)

Almond milk is healthy for you, please see the benefits below:

  • Reduces Blood Pressure

  • Maintains Healthy Heart

  • Strengthens Muscles

  • Improves Kidney Health

  • Vitamin E to Help Skin Health

  • Improves Vision

  • Strengthens Bones

  • Anti-Cancer Properties

  • Boosts Immunity

I’ve been more aware of what I am eating & what I am putting in my body & also where it comes from.

Having said that, when we change what we eat & focus on being more healthy, this also changes our thought pattern, I feel so much more positive & energised. I am sleeping better, I am less anxious & I feel happy.

Has anyone ever had the same experience whereby they feel YUCK after eating fast food or junk food & then feel completely different after they eat healthy food?

I am hoping some of my lovely followers can relate to this ❤

Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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My Anxiety Lies To Me

My anxiety lies to me

Hello loves, ❤

Anxiety tells me people don’t want to stay but feel they have to out of a sense of obligation.

Anxiety tells me they wish they could leave but they are afraid of what it will do to me.

Anxiety tells me people aren’t choosing you, they just feel sorry for you.

Anxiety tells me my best friend might leave soon.

Anxiety tells me the only reason they are answering is because they’re polite.

Anxiety tells me everyone waiting for the right moment to exit with grace.

It tells me I’m a burden.

That I’m weird.

That I’m unwanted.

Unloved.

Crazy.

Anxiety tells me I need to keep apologizing.

Anxiety tells me I need to overcompensate so people have a reason to stay.

Anxiety tells me they aren’t answering because they don’t like me.

That they are deliberately ignoring me because of something I’ve done or said wrong.

Then anxiety reminds me of everything in the past that could apply to that scenario.

Anxiety tells me that one-word response is them hoping I go away.

So I pull away slightly.

Anxiety tells me when they really get to know me, they’re going to hate me.

Anxiety tries to teach me to hate myself.

Anxiety fixates upon my flaws saying if I were different maybe I’d be happier.

Anxiety tells me this is my fault.

Anxiety adds fuel to a fire that is self-doubt and criticism.

Anxiety tells me I’m not good enough.

Smart enough.

Pretty enough.

Normal enough.

Successful enough.

Anxiety tells me I’m going to fail.

That everything I’ve worked for I’m going to lose.

That everyone I love will leave.

Anxiety tells me the love I have to give is not enough.

Then I wake up the next day still tired trying to counter that voice that haunts me.

Anxiety reminds me of everything I’ve done wrong in my life.

Anxiety beats me up and punishes me for mistakes I can’t forgive myself for.

Anxiety does not let me just move on.

Anxiety tells me every worse case scenario will come true.

Every worst fear will come to life.

Anxiety makes me feel like I’m always waiting. And I don’t even know what I’m waiting for I’m just uneasy.

I’m always comparing myself to someone and falling short.

Anxiety tells me I’ll never be good enough.

So I try so incredibly hard.

And most people are impressed.

Everyone but me.

I’ll never be a good enough friend, sister, daughter, girlfriend.

Anxiety tells me I need to fix something that isn’t a problem but I make it one.

Anxiety makes living in the moment hard. I’m constantly dwelling on the past and afraid of the future.

Anxiety tells me to hate myself for this. And as I break down and cry alone for things I can’t understand, anxiety knocks me when I’m already on my knees saying I deserve this.

But then everyone once in a while I come across someone whose voice speaks louder than doubts and questioning that goes on in my head. Anxiety might tell me, they’re here because they feel bad. But then those people counter those thoughts with a hug, a kind word, a conversation. And I realize anxiety might be forever a part of your life but there are people who want to be too.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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