A practice for improving intuition and how to know what to feed your body:

Before a meal:

(If you have the choice) “ask” your body what it wants (in an intuitive way – not necessarily with spoken words, but you can do that too). Tune in with what the cells of your body are craving, rather than what your taste buds are tricking you into thinking you want. As you enjoy the taste of the food, mentally appreciate it, practice gratitude, and give thanks that you are fortunate enough to receive the nourishment you are receiving. After you have finished your meal, be conscious of how you feel. Do you feel satiated and even minded? Or do you feel tired, cranky, or hungry still? If it is the latter, this may be a sign that the foods you are eating are not ideal for your system and you should experiment with eliminating them from your diet.

Make mental note (or better yet, write down) about what makes you feel alive and well, and what foods make you cranky and grabbing for a cup of coffee. Coffee, by the way, is a poor way to mask the problems with your diet. If you do not have energy from the food you eat, strive to fix that issue rather than masking such a major problem with a temporary fix.

Make a habit of seeking those foods which make you feel good for the many hours after you eat them, rather than the foods that stimulate your taste buds only momentarily and leave you feeling weak and sluggish for hours afterwards. By practicing this, you will find that you will become more in tune with your body and that your energy and mood will be better, and your health will most certainly improve. When we begin to become in tune with our body and more aware of it’s “happenings”, we begin to transgress and abuse it less with awful foods and instead give it wholesome, nourishing materials that it needs to thrive. This is likely to save you the big bucks on your health care costs. Less illness and disease? That is a great way to save money, isn’t it?

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