It's really amazing to me how much a diet can really impact a human. I don't mean the word diet in terms of a calorie/food restricting plan. I mean your diet, the foods you eat, truly impact all realms of your health. From your energy levels, your digestive system, your cognitive abilities, your stress levels, your physical abilities, sleep, mood, your hair/skin/nails, to your overall health and risk for disease.
If we all just took the time to be in tune with our bodies and how it feels after eating certain foods, we'd be a much healthier and happier world!
What works for my body may not work for your body, I recommend keeping a food log for 1-3 weeks and consulting with your doctor if applicable. When tracking how certain foods effects me I take note of any of the following:
This is my current experiment plan. I have researched foods that cause inflammation and removed the foods from my diet that I commonly eat. Foods such as whole grain bread with seeds, raw broccoli, whole wheat tortillas, raw seeds and nuts, and caffeine which I'm struggling to maintain.
Below is my current meal plan. Keep in mind this is what is working for me, at the time being, according to my caloric needs and notes I've taken on how certain foods react within my digestive system. I plan to adapt this according to how the next 3 weeks go with inflammation as well as what my doctor recommends.