- drink lots of water.
- no red meat!
- eat every 3 hours.
- don't eat more then x amount of calories a day.
- don't eat past 7pm.
- and the various diets: vegan, vegetarian, paleo, Atkins, San Diego diet, pescetarian, low fat, food pyramid etc..
Most people going to a nutritionist, to work on their nutrition, would expect a complete Manuel on how to eat every single moment of the day, so that they don't have to think about it.
This attitude make it so that we grow disconnected from our body. Our body can be more accurate and sensitive then any machine. How could a Manuel book apply to our bodies the way it does for machines.
Comparing it to a machine, it would be similar to driving a car, when the gauges on the dashboard turn on for low oil, and engine is heating, saying I was told to only put gas in every 100 miles so I should be fine.
Our body has all sorts of sensors, and quite many of them. It knows it's condition in every given moment. Our body communicates with us using its own language, which seem we try to ignore; pain, hunger, thirst, tiredness, lust.. Well maybe we don't ignore lust, and maybe not the other ones, but point is we do seem to avoid paying attention to these feeling, thinking what they mean, or planning our day with attentiveness to them.
Now some people are physically less sensitive to their body then other, it has a name, it's called 'insulin resistance', it usually appears as a significant amount of belly fat, and it means that a person will need more insulin in his blood to clear sugar out of it, then a person more sensitive to insulin.
What's the problem? High Insulin put us in a less then favorable condition, and it also mean that our other inner communication systems are lagging. It isn't a fixed condition BTW, it can get better or worst.
This is basically the physical appearance to lack of connection to the body as a result of consumption.
So pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you, increase the sensitivity. Everyone have different consumption needs, and our ability to digest different sorts of food will also change throughout our life for better or for worst.
Hope this gives you a sense of freedom.
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