We are what we eat, and unfortunately many of us have picked up bad habits throughout our lifetime leading us to gain weight, become lethargic, create intolerances, bloating, dull skin, brittle nails and hair... and so the list goes on.
When we enter this world, we eat only when we are hungry and stop when we are full - this is how we were created, with the brain and digestive system conversing via the Vagus Nerve.
As we grow and develop new foods and tastes are introduced to us by our parents and carers, many of these contain sugars and ingredients that the body does not require and thus the cycle begins.
We see sugary food, fast foods, caffeine and alcohol as treats, when they are anything but. Insulin levels peak and trough, moods swing and so we console ourselves with more crap.
Soon we find ourselves over eating, living life at a fast pace we don't take time to sit and actually taste the food we place in our mouth, the messages don't reach the brain and before we know it, twice as much food has been consumed than we actually needed - the stomach stretches and once more the cycle repeats, leaving us overweight, craving the wrong foods and feeling miserable because our joints hurt, nothing fits and there is that horrid bloating feeling.
Any of this sound familiar?