Tip for the Day
One of the most basic cravings we have, is to quench our thirst. When your cells in your body require water, they send a message to your brain, the brain interprets the message and your throat becomes dry. You then realise you are thirsty and you drink water. This signal is often confused with hunger. So try to drink a glass of water before you eat, just to make sure it’s not thirst. This is also a good way to start getting in tune with your body.
Everything happens in the body at a cellular level, when the cells have obtained enough water then they can function efficiently. All of this happens without us even really being aware of the work the body is doing ‘behind the scenes. As new born babies and young children most of us instinctively know how to listen to our bodies. As we grow older, we tend to forget how to listen and interpret the signals correctly.
A perfect example of this is how many of us enjoy the sunshine. Our bodies need it but only for about half an hour. When spending time in the sun our bodies will heat up and soon become slightly uncomfortable – asking us to cool down. Instead of getting out of the sun, some of us cool down in the sea or swimming pool and then force our bodies to spend more time in the sun. The results of this can range from basic sunburn to severe skin cancer. It seems to make more sense to listen to our bodies than force it to do something that in the long run could be harmful yo our body.
Respect the intelligence and wisdom your body was born with. Drink water as your first option, when thirsty or hungry, then drink other things or eat some natural food.