What is your body telling you?

Soulely you Holistic Wellness, Burlington

Do you listen to your body?

Learning how to listen and respond to the signs your body gives you!

Your body gives many, many signs as to how it’s responding to the foods that you’re eating. It will always tell you what’s going on and how it’s effecting your health. The trick is to learn how to listen to it, and how to respond back by adjusting what you’re eating to balance out what your body truly needs more of or less of to function optimally. 

The Following is my guide for easily interpreting your body’s signals to be able to fine tune how you are eating to bring your body into balance. 

What happens when you’re eating properly for your metabolic type?

  • Generally feel happy
  • General sense of well being
  • Ideal blood pressure
  • Ideal ratio of HDL/LDL cholesterol
  • You’re able to handle stress well
  • Good energy that lasts between meals
  • Good mental focus and clarity of thought
  • No cravings
  • Optimal response to exercise 
  • Optimal over all health! 

Here is how your body will respond to too much carbohydrate (simple carbs and high glycemic index foods)

Short Term Responses:

What you will feel within 1-3 hours of eating if you’ve eaten too many carbohydrates (no eyes food) for your individual metabolic type.

  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Don’t feel satisfied /get hungry quickly again
  • May crave fat and/or protein
  • Jumpy mind, unable to concentrate
  • Jittery, tired but wired feeling
  • Nervous energy
  • Energy highs and lows

 

Long Term Responses:

 What you will generally be feeling if you’ve been eating too much carbohydrate over a longer period of time

  • Exaggerated stress response
  • Depression
  • Acne
  • Constipation
  • Toxicity
  • Insulin resistance, blood sugar crashes - diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Poor sleep
  • Autonomic Dysregulation (nervous systems not functioning properly)
  • Adrenal Stress
  • Immune suppression

How to balance this out right away!:

When you feel these sensations, here is what you can do immediately to balance out your body.

  • Increase water intake
  • Avoid Alcohol
  • Choose fatty, low glycemic (low sugar content & conversion) dessert
  • Avoid coffee, espresso or tea
  • Exercise
  • Avoid sports drinks
  • Eat a high protein/fat snack

Responses to too much Protein/Fats (Fats, Oils and Proteins)

Short Term Responses:

What you will feel within 1-3 hours of eating if you’ve eaten too many proteins, fats and oils for your individual metabolic type.

  • Lethargic, sleepy
  • Dull or depressed mood
  • Mentally sluggish or slow
  • Heavy gut
  • Feel full, yet hungry
  • May crave sweets
  • May crave coffee or tea

Long Term Responses:

What you will generally be feeling if you’ve been eating too much carbohydrate over a longer period of time

  • Autonomic Dysfunction (nervous systems not functioning properly)
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Toxicity > foul body odor
  • Low energy
  • Craving sweets
  • Poor response to exercise - particularly aerobic 
  • Rapid aging 
  • Hormonal dysregulation
  • Abnormal blood pressure 
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Headache
  • Low back pain
  • Ill health

How to balance this out right away!:

When you feel these sensations, here is what you can do immediately to balance out your body.

  • Eat high glycemic fruits
  • Choose light desserts
  • Healthy coffee, espresso or tea will lift (must be before 2:30pm)
  • Eat rice, potatoes, more healthy grains (gluten free!)
  • Use digestive enzymes

General Tips:

  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Get to sleep no later than 10:30pm
  • Know your metabolic type and eat accordingly
  • Drink 1/2 of your body weight (pounds) in ounces of water per day.
  • Avoid all processed foods
  • Eat organic!
  • Alternate resistance and aerobic exercise
  • Work hard, rest hard!
  • Sleep 8 hours each night

Kelly Bentley from Soulely You Holistic Wellness uses her  knowledge and skill set, to work one on one assessing clients physically, as well as metaphysically (that which is beyond what presents itself physically in the body). She has a solid knowledge base of bioenergy (the various human energy systems) the different stages of infant development, and how these correlate to physical structure, mental emotional capacity, personality, disposition and perception. She appreciates socio-cultural correlations, as well as psychospiritual influences (pertaining to the relationship between spirituality and the mind), unearthing the root cause of mental and physical symptoms that often get overlooked by other medical professionals, giving the most comprehensive care possible.