PR for People Monthly MAY 2017 - Page 43

We have spent thousands on education, degrees, and our minds to get to where we are today and yet, why do we not spend the same amount of time on our food and our bodies? Where's the research there? Perhaps you bloat after eating wheat bread or start coughing and producing phlegm after having ice cream? Have you determined what the specific problem might be in regards to why you feel that way after eating those items? Think about it. It might be a food allergy and yet we continue the same pattern, eating the wrong foods for our specific type of body.

If scientists and doctors can figure out our genetic DNA and develop targeted therapies for certain diseases, then we have to be able to figure out what foods might be hindering our bodies and what foods might help our bodies. The news and doctors have repeatedly reported that eating too much red meat and junk food is bad for our bodies. This is something we already knew. I am speaking of specific food items in recipes and how they affect you. 

Until that day comes, simply listen to your body. Spend some time discovering what happens after you eat that big plate of lasagna or those raw peppers, or that bowl of ice cream. Do some research to discover what works and what doesn't. That old saying of "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" and yet we keep repeating insanity. No wonder we have so many health problems in the USA and obesity.

Not all foods fit all people. Spend the time and if you can, the money to discover what foods you might be allergic to, what foods fuel your body such as a green protein shake and what make you feel good. Create a food diary on a sheet of paper and write down what happens to your body. Then once you realize what happens, mark that food off or keep it on your list. 

How Well Does Your Body Feel?

Make a note of it!!!

by Chef Mary Beth Johnson, CEPC, CCC