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16.1 How Food Makes Us Feel

The Diet Detective

More than just noticing how food makes you feel in the moment, we want to start noticing the more subtle ways that our habits influence how we feel.


Okay, so in this video, I want to talk about how food makes you feel. But I want to talk about it on a larger macro level. And what I mean by that is so far in this program, we’ve really been talking about how food makes me feel on a very close to when I’m eating basis.

And so, when we’ve been talking about how food makes you feel. So, if we eat an excess of candy, we’re going to feel sick to our stomach, or if we overeat, we’re going to feel bad. Right? But what I want you to start doing is really paying attention to, how you feel tomorrow because of what you ate today? How you feel over the next few days because of your generalized diet?

And why I want to talk about this is because very often I’ll have clients come to me and they’ll say, you know, sugar is a really slippery slope for me. And one of the reasons why sugar tends to be a slippery slope is because there’s a threshold of how much of it, we can have in our diet before our body starts craving it again. And so, what I want to teach you through learning how to listen to your body is starting to notice what those thresholds are for certain foods?

So, I talked about flour and sugar before in terms of hot flashes. However, what we also want to start noticing is how much sugar or flour I can have in my diet before I start noticing that I’m craving it more. And so, what we want to do is we want to be just below that threshold so that you’re not experiencing those cravings that are so insatiable.

And so, what I want to do is I want you to really start paying attention to, “well, how many treats can I have on a daily basis before I really start craving it?” I don’t want you to go through those withdrawals of sugar, right? We don’t want to have to go through that uncomfortableness of detoxing, right? From sugar or flour and then, allowing it back into our diet, allowing it to take over, and then having to do it again. We’ve done it once; we want to stay there.

And so, what I want you to do is just be really hyper aware at this point of how much of some of these foods you can have in your diet whatever those trigger foods are for you. So, it could be chocolate, it could be caffeine, could be wine.

So, start really noticing how much you can have in your diet without feeling like you’re going over the edge. And keep that in the back of your mind because again, we’re not doing this for a diet per se. Right? But we’re doing these things because they make us feel good. And when I have too much flour in my diet, then I feel bad. When I have too much sugar in my diet, then I feel bad. When I drink alcohol every night, then I don’t sleep well and then I feel bad.

So again, we’re just touching that threshold of how much can we have without suffering repercussions. And then, we’re backing off from it a little bit so that I want you to have these things in your diet if you really love them. And allowing yourself to have them but understanding what are the consequences to eating too much.

And so, we really want to start paying attention to how food makes me feel, not just in the moment but over the course of the next week. What are the ramifications of me eating this way? If I eat out every night, how is that going to make me feel next week? Okay. Am I going to be lethargic in my workouts? Am I going to have terrible sleep? Like, what are the other implications to doing these things? Okay?

So, that’s all I have for you in this video. I really want you to start paying attention to this because this is really going to help you in creating your protocol. Okay. That’s all I have for you right now. See you in the next video.

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