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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47 thoughts on “You Are What You Eat

  1. It seems so many of us struggle to do what’s right when it comes to food – I can definitely relate to your post! I have a bit of a manic diet that I’m trying to change. I’ll be strict and healthy during the week then binge over the weekend. It’s definitely emotional eating! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and inspiring us all to do better!

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      1. I blog…but mostly random things! I’m releasing a book this fall so most posts are tie-ins. Fortunately, it’s a fictional fantasy world that allows me to ramble about training, travel, martial arts, Mother Nature, and cats! 😉

        I do appreciate the support though and look forward to future posts! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. I actually consider hot chocolate and anything that comes in a mix to be junk food but I drink it too. I have a cupboard full of it – it’s one of those guilty pleasures. I add water to mine instead of milk and its not that bad. The way you are describing your body’s reaction to milk sounds like lactose intolerance. I deal with this but I still consume dairy. I just have to be careful when I’m not at home because the stomach pain and gas can get unbearable at times. I need a little milk in my tea…

    Junk food and fast food were created to be addictive. A couple weeks ago I binged on junk food for an entire day and had the worst stomach pain ever. That alone was enough to make me stop. I’m currently trying to cut back on caffeine and am going through withdrawal headaches. I didn’t realize how much I was spending on drinks and that I was actually developing a dependency, and my wallet wasn’t too happy either. Push through the pain and you’ll get through it!

    Good for you for switching to almond milk. I couldn’t imagine having almond milk in my orange pekoe tea. Now that I’m out of milk it’s just herbal tea for me (yuck…) but that’s all I’ve got. I’m a fan of black, green, and white teas and the occasional fruit tea.

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    1. Oo, its good to hear that you think of hot chocolate in that way – I think of it as a little treat ❤

      I might have to try & add water ❤ Is it nice? Is there still a creamy consistency?

      Junk food has the same effect on me – And, now that I haven't eaten it in a while, I can't imagine how my stomach will feel if I give myself it.

      I can't drink coffee or energy drinks – Anything with caffeine in it.
      I don't know why I just become so jittery & fidgety & it gives me BAD heart palpitations.

      You don't realise when you start buying things, they add up & you realise you're spending $50-$60 a week just on food or drinks.

      Thank you – I didn't realise how delicious it was 🙂 It's so yummy ❤
      Teas I have been having black w/ no milk.
      But in things like granola etc I've been having almond milk.

      ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Yes, definitely still creamy with the water! I’ve always made it that way and I find that it tastes lighter than with milk. I gave up caffeine for 21 days and I had nothing but headaches and felt miserable. So today I’m enjoying a steeped tea from Tim Hortons and thus, breaking the fast. Giving myself a $6/week allowance for steeped tea (3 per week). I used to get one everyday so I think this is more reasonable than giving it up completely. Students are the worst when it comes to spending money. My colleagues spend a lot on fancy treats and snacks on campus! Thanks for your reply. I enjoyed reading it ❤️

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  3. I generally eat healthy and feel happy. There are times though, like going to a party or eating out while on a long trip, where I don’t get my home cooked goodness. I do feel it. It takes a day or two to clean the garbage intake out of the system.

    The main benefits of healthy intake seems to be clarity of mind, health of body, and greater spiritual awareness. None of these would I take for granted or go without. I love the good life too much to let it be hindered by little pleasures. Sure there are times for those …but only on occasion.

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  4. Diet is very important for my health… I can eat unhealthy food on occasion with little consequence (although I can always feel the weight of the decision in my stomach), but if I eat too much fast food or fried food, I begin to feel unhappy and unhealthy, both mentally and physically. I try to my best to eat well, while also not being rigid or judgemental; I live the way that works for me, and don’t condemn others for how they do.

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  5. This is so true and something I have been thinking about lately as well. I was also going to write a blog post about fuelling your body lol. Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water really does impact on your mental and physical health.

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  6. Heyy!! I just read through your post and I can’t agree more! I have recently started cutting out on sugars and excessive carbs. It’s surely very hard to begin with, but then yu feel so much better when you feel light and see the results. I lost 5kgs in two weeks. I think that’s healthy because I know how hard it is for me to control my eating habits. I’m sure you would know! 😀 Healthy eating not only makes me feel light, it has also GREATLY improved my skin! My skin feels smoother now and blemishes have literally reduced!
    Nice reading your post! Happy Winters! xD

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  7. Kudos to you! 🙂

    And yes. There are days when I take little breaks. I have a raw diet one day, every week. And those days are the best when it comes to a well-functioning system. I feel light, because I’ve only eaten just enough. I feel hungry at all the right times. I keep away from everything that’s processed OR cooked. It’s just fruits, maybe a few almonds and water. That’s actually really wonderful.

    I feel wonderful. We really are what we eat.

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  8. I’ve recently become plant based. I love it. I cut out all dairy, even whey protein, and I feel so much better. I’ve always eaten well but I found being even more aware of what I eat has helped me mentally as well as physically.

    Good for you for making some smart changes!

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  9. For sure!!! Years ago I would eat fast food/junk food frequently, drink a lot of soda, etc. I noticed I would get colds very easily, as well. Ever since I began eating raw foods (fruits, vegetables, lots of onion and garlic, no soda and no fast food), not only did I lose 10-13 lbs just by changing what I ate, but I also have so much more energy, clearer skin, feel genuinely happy, and haven’t been sick in over a year now! Of course, I still splurge occasionally and will eat pizza every now and then. Excellent blog post! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment – I am so happy to hear that someone else feels the same way.

      I can completely agree with you & can relate to what you’ve said. 🙂

      Don’t get me wrong, I still like a good splurge but I haven’t touched anything ‘bad’ in the last week and a half, so I may treat myself on the weekend.

      I am so happy to hear that this change has worked for you in a positive manner ❤

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