Are You Always Hungry?

If you are hungry all of the time … more often than not, (apart from lack of sleep) it’s because your body is starved of nutrients.

This is because when the diet is made up predominantly of highly refined, processed and cooked foods which are void of nutrients, it leads to increased appetite, cravings and fatigue.

Something shift workers experience often.

On the other hand, raw foods provide the body with satiety and help to subside cravings for sweets and other things that may not serve you. This is because raw foods contain fibre and vital enzymes which are crucial for cellular function, optimal digestion and overall health.

This leads to stable blood sugar which will help you to stop snacking in between meals.

Raw foods are quite literally living food – straight from the earth.

Food is considered raw until heated above 42 degrees Celcius (107 F) – that’s where the bioavailability of nutrients change.


Do You Ever Feel Like A Wilted Flower?

Do you ever have days when you look and feel a bit like a wilted flower?

You know when your whole body just aches all over and you feel flat as a tack! Now there could be a number of reasons for this but let me ask you one question.

Do you water your plants regularly? If not, what happens to them? Yep, you got it- they become wiltered.

And this is exactly what happens to you when you don’t drink enough water.

You see, many people confuse thirst as hunger and instead of getting a glass of water they get something to eat instead.

If you are feeling thirsty it is your body’s way of saying “Hey, I’m dehydrated – please get me some water!” Now eating food on the other hand, will not hydrate you.

Many also confuse this thirst with cravings, and reach for something sweet or fatty to eat like chips and/or chocolate. And guess what happens next? Yep – the clothes start to get tighter as the weight gain begins!
Now because you’re still thirsty and dehydrated, fatigue sets in and you quite literally become a bit like a wilted flower in need of a good watering.
In addition to helping you fight fatigue, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take it for granted, water may be the only true “magical potion” for permanent weight loss.
So start your day by drinking a full glass of water as soon as you get up because your body hasn’t had a single drop for at least 8 hours. (What am I saying, I’m talking to shift workers here …. 4-5 hours if we’re lucky!!)
And continue drinking water throughout the day to ensure you stay fully hydrated.


After all, ‘The Wiltered Flower Look’ – is not a good look!
P.S. – Oh, and don’t forget to neglect your plants as well!!

Do You Listen To Your Body Grumble?

Do you take the time and listen to what your body is telling you – or do you just ignore it and pretend those grumbling digestive sounds don’t belong to you?

Now the reason I ask this is because most people don’t listen to what their body is telling them.
Feeling tired or bloated after a meal is not a normal occurrence of human digestion. These symptoms can actually indicate a myriad of possible digestive issues … and this includes those funny little ‘noises’ that seem to escape every now and then!!

You see most people cruise through life eating whatever they want – whenever they want. They smoke and they drink without understanding what they are doing to their body’s internal environment.

And if you keep doing this year after year, you are essentially causing wear and tear on your body and this is NOT GOOD!

You should listen to your body because your body will tell you exactly what it needs. (And it’s not a cheeseburger, coke and fries …)

If you’ve got hunger pains then don’t ignore them. It’s just your body’s way of telling you that it needs more energy.

And this also applies in reverse – when you’re not hungry. If your tummy is satisfied then don’t keep stuffing it with more. You have to let your body get the chance to digest this food properly otherwise it can lead to tummy aches and even malnutrition, as your cells are unable to absorb vital nutritients from the food.
So despite what your mother or grandmother may have told you in the past – you do not have to finish everything that is on your plate!
If you’re full – you’re full. It’s time to ‘down tools’ and just enjoy feeling satisfied.