How To Treat Your Body Like A TempleAugust 27, 2021
I don’t know how much of a cliche the following sentence will sound but I will say it anyway. Your body is your home for the time being you’re on this planet. You need to take good care of it.
A lot of people tend to ignore what their body is telling them until they get seriously sick and then there’s no way back. So why wait till then when you can start treating your body like it deserves to be treated, right now?
Taking care of your body is not time-consuming at all, and I will show you why by letting you on three tips to follow if you want to have a healthy body.
1. Trust what your body is trying to tell you
Your metabolism is different and unique from all the others. It is essential for you to learn how to listen to what it’s telling you, instead of getting advice from other people. What works for you doesn’t work for another. Instead of trying to incorporate other people’s routines (that might have worked for them), try to create routines that work specifically for you and your body.
There are a few signs that I always point out to my clients when I am trying to teach them how to listen to what their body is trying to tell them. If you are trying to fit into a new routine check the following to know if it works for you or not:
If you feel tingling in your body this means the thing you’re doing is giving you energy and is boosting your immunity. A sense of tension in a specific part of your body, meaning that you should slow down on what you are doing or stop as the tension grows. Something that I emphasize a lot is that you should also trust and give importance to your gut feeling. If your gut is telling you that this is not working then change it up.
I create personalized meal plans and customized training routines that perfectly suit your body’s needs. If you want help in learning how to listen to what your body is telling you then do not hesitate to become part of the Daren Thompson community.
2. Don’t live to eat
It is paramount to understand how important it is to build a healthy relationship with food. Don’t expect your body to thank you for eating fewer calories and obsessively tracking everything you put into it. Listening to your body comes into play here as well. You build a healthy relationship with your body when you start to respect your body’s boundaries. You eat when you’re hungry (fully respect your meals), finish eating when you are full. Don’t keep eating just because you have to finish your plate. Put the remains in the fridge and eat them later when you are feeling hungry.
It is also important to find the difference between emotional eating and physical eating (eating because your body needs it). It is important to not turn to food as a way to deal with emotions. This is maybe harder to do yourself, so if you ever need the help of someone to help you learn the difference, I am here to help.
3. Move Your Body
Exercising is very useful when it comes to keeping your body healthy. Nonetheless, it is important to not overdo it. Or do something that is in no way working for your body. Don’t torture yourself just because you will lose more weight if you work out harder.
The essential part of moving your body is to find the balance between moving your body to lose weight and finding the fun and enjoying it. When exercising or doing physical activity it is important to see losing weight as a side effect and find as the main reason to doing it the energy or the peace it gives you. Don’t focus on losing weight, you don’t want to turn any physical activity you do into something dreadful for you.
The key takeaway of treating your body like a temple is to listen to what it’s telling you. Respecting your body and ultimately respecting yourself. If for whatever reason you find it difficult to do all that, know that I am always here to help you with anything.
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