Hi guys! Hope you are doing well <3
Today I want to talk about bio – individuality, how many of you are familiar with the term? Well, what it basically means is that one person’s food is another person’s poison. Everyone is different and each of us has unique food – and lifestyle needs, something I think is important to remember. Today, it feels like everyone has the right to tell you what to eat/what not to eat ( and some people even get upset about other people’s dietary choices? ) – although in the end, it’s only you who knows what works best for your body.
It’s not always easy to find out what works for you and it doesn’t happen over a night. It’s important to be open minded and have patience – it takes time to find what works for you and it will most likely also change through the years. Something that worked for you ten years ago might not work for you today. Take me for example;
About five years ago I did a lot of high intensive training, did CrossFit 1 – 2 times a week and had a totally different diet. Back then, I could not imagine a meal without fish or chicken (I’ve never really been a fan of red meat) and got bloated if I ate to much vegetables. I couldn’t understand why people did yoga because I thought of it as a dull and to slow training type. Well, then I came across a pretty bad hip injury and had three surgeries. The surgeries opened up my eyes for selfcare in a new way. Pilates was a big part of my recovery and I also got familiar with yoga. I fell in love with both of them, which I never thought would have happened three years earlier. I also changed my dietary and today I eat mostly plant based (fish every now and then), no dairy and add vegetables to every meal. I’ve never felt better.
I talked about bio – individuality with my friend about a week ago and she asked me “How do I know what works best for me/Where do I start?” I know this might feel like a boring answer but learn to listen to your body. Start to reflect over what makes you feel good/ what doesn’t. How do you feel after a meal? If you eat a meal and feel sluggish & tired afterwards and get hungry in an hour or two – it was probably not the best meal for you. The reason I cut out diary from my diet was because I noticed that it caused an inflammation in my body (skin problems) and I was constantly a little bit swollen. But, my boyfriend for example eats dairy products and it works more than fine for him. Everyone is different.
To learn how to listen to your body is a life long journey but worth it. Be open – minded, experiment and try out new things. This way you will, hopefully, find what suits you best and therefore, feel your best. Good luck! <3
PS. Remember that I’m always more than happy to answer your questions if you have any, here or on my Instagram @jennyjungell <3 Take Care!