A way to give yourself a moment is to use the HALT method, which is used in 12 step programs). Ask yourself: are you Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired? Rather than acting instinctively, listen to what your body is telling you. This way, you are more likely to make a good and healthy choice rather than a harmful one. Eventually, you will achieve a Flow state. This is when making good choices for your body becomes natural and second nature. It will stop being a chore, something you have to think about and it will be the choice you want to make for your body.
Depression is a disease and all disease starts in your gut. In addition, childhood trauma, or a sudden jolt of panic or fear can alter your gut microbiome and hormone balance. Think of your gut as your second brain. If your gut lacks good bacteria, your brain will be imbalanced and you will feel miserable. The saying, ‘you are what you eat’ really is true! If you feed your brain rather than what your gut is telling you it wants, those cravings will soon disappear, your immune system will work optimally, your mood will be lifted and you will become unstoppable.
Signs your gut isn’t working properly:
- Sugar cravings
- Stinky wind
- Tired after eating
- Brain fog after eating
- Itchy scalp or ears
- Light coloured stools