Let Your Body Tell You What To Eat: How Using A Food Journal Can Help You Eat To Feel Your Best

Reclaiming HOPE

Let Your Body Tell You What To Eat

Eating well is harder for me during the winter than any other time of the year. Because it’s cold, all I want is hot drinks and comfort foods. The idea of comfort foods is that they’re going to make you feel better, but the reality is that those are the very foods that can make you feel worse. When we think of comfort food, it’s usually those foods that are loaded with fat and/or sugar, and lots of empty calories, and they can make us feel much worse, especially those of us who live with fibromyalgia or other chronic illnesses. Not much comfort in that, is there?

I never thought of myself as an emotional eater, because I don’t eat if I’m upset or sad, but I have noticed that when I’m in pain, the foods I turn to are the ones that are that may not be as beneficial…

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