Your body is smart. Genius in fact. It knows exactly how many calories it needs. Not to mention things like protein, fat and carbohydrates. And let’s not forget vitamins and minerals. On any given day. Which is very clever because your micro and macro nutrient needs can vary drastically from one day to the next, depending on your output. If you’re eating too many or too few calories, your body will let you know. If your stomach is cascading over the top of your pants or skirt (for example), you might consider that a clear message. If your wee resembles coke then maybe your very clever cells are suggesting that you give them some more water. If you haven’t backed one out for a week or so (we’re talking poo), then perhaps your stomach would enjoy a little less processed food and a lot more fibre. If your back and neck ache regularly then maybe the message is… less sitting, more standing. Less hunching more straightening. Less Quasimodo, more professional dancer. Stand-up work station anyone? If you can’t sleep at night then maybe those thirteen coffees are not helping. If walking a flight of stairs means you’re wheezing like a ninety year-old bloke with emphysema, then maybe your cardiovascular system is telling you to move more often.
Unless, of course, you are a ninety year-old bloke with emphysema.
Like it or not, want it or not, your body is in constant conversation with you. It’s an amazing biofeedback machine sending you a never-ending series of physiological messages. It’s always telling you something but the question is; are you listening?