Our bodies are so unique that it is difficult to create a one size fits all diet.
As I have written in my book Back to Natural it is very important to diversify the food we ingest. This means that we should eat a bit of everything. However, it is also fundamental to listen to our bodies. Certain foods are simply not good for you such as chips and sweets, but you should also pay attention to the healthy, nutritious ones. For example, while your boyfriend or husband might feel great after eating an eggplant or an avocado, you might experience gases and bloating.
In order to identify which foods might not be appropriate for your organism, my advice is for you to start paying attention whenever you experience symptoms such as:
- Intestinal gas
- Acid reflux
Then ask yourself the question: what did I eat before? For example was it bread, eggs, a guilty slice of cake or an innocent piece of fruit? Or was it improper food combining?
If you want to make sure you identify the food(s) that are causing you discomfort I have two tips for you:
- Eat on an empty stomach the food that you are suspicious of and pay attention to the ensuing possible symptom(s)
- Write a food diary for a week (at least) where you include everything you eat per day and the possible related symptom(s)
I have already done this and it has been very helpful because I soon started realizing that if:
- I eat fruit at the end of a heavy meal I will have intestinal gases and feel bloated
- I eat cream for some reason (I normally avoid it, but it is not always easy when eating out) I will have intestinal gases
Start paying attention to your body´s reactions after you eat. Are you ready to begin writing your food diary this week?