Which one is more powerful? This is a frequent topic of discussion with my clients who are insulin resistant. Do they go ahead and eat the bread, pasta, or dessert and feel emotionally satisfied or gamble the punishment of feeling tired and bloated with increased carb cravings?
Sometimes it’s worth it and sometimes it’s not. If you have carbohydrate sensitivity your body will give you signs, sometimes screams when going to the dark side of eating. It’s up to you to decide if you want to pay attention to your physiology or risk gambling.
What happens if you ignore the signs? Besides feeling bloated, tired and uncomfortable you could be creating low-grade inflammation in the body. Is this bad? If this situation is rare the body will recover.
However, if this occurs regularly two things happen:
- Your body will stop giving you signals and go into numb mode for protection meaning you will get used to feeling bloated and having low energy
- Your organs - particularly your pancreas, liver, and intestines - will have to work harder which could lead to diabetes, heart disease or cancer.
If you are reading this blog it means you are concerned about your health and well-being. Being proactive means paying attention to the signs before it’s too late and the process of inflammation wins. Taking charge means making every bite count towards healthy living.