Chew your effin' food, people!!!!
Chew every bite you take 10 to 15 times before you swallow it. That's it! Now you try it! It's a lot harder than you think. This will actually make you eat slower and allow you to taste the food you're eating. I'm talking to all you people who eat while working, standing, and multitasking. Take the time to focus on what food you're eating to fuel your body! Why? Well think about it: your teeth are the only part of your body that can crush up food so we need to use and abuse that part of digestion! You think your esophagus has little baby teeth along it? Or your tummy has food digesting enzymes? Oh wait - it does, doesn't it? Ha! Anyways you get the point! If you don't here is a little story.
One day, a friend of a friend of mine ate a poutine at New York Fries at her usual speedy pace and finished it in approx 3.5 minutes. Then we headed off to do some shopping and she got super nauseous and barfed all over a Starbucks patio. Now this wasn't your typical barf. This barf was still in full poutine form. This chick didn't chew her food AT ALL. I'm not joking, the fries were WHOLE! I bet they would have even come out whole in her #2!! Ewww....
So the next time you're wolfing down a meal, just think, is it going to look the same coming back up or out?
Feeling weak, anxious and unconnected to my body lead me to start exercising. I joined a dance class once a week and after every dance class I had a glow about me, and it wasn't just from the sweat that I built up in class, it was something more. I realized it was the endorphins that were being produced from the physical activity I was doing. Join me and start moving and feel the difference. Read my blog to get motivation, try the exercises I've posted, contact me for personal training, bootcamps, workout cards or just go for a walk. Any activity is good activity.