This article will change your life and what there is to know about food, energy vampires and how you view your spirit in your body.
You know I took healthy eating and exercise for granted once upon a time and for many years. Yes, everything was fine as long as I had it in control. “Who cares, I’m skinny anyway,” I use to say. People around me were eating unhealthily and felt bad about it sometimes. I think that we all lacked intelligent knowledge about food and exercise. I mean
I used to and still tell people I don’t know how to cook even though I can. Seriously, Gujarati cooking (Hindu cooking) is an art, and you can be busy twenty-four seven with all the things that women want to do in their free time. It might be their hobby to spoil their husbands, sons, daughters or son-in-law but to be fair, I’d rather go and write a book instead. I’m sure I can finish one draft copy in the time they spend making something new every time in just two to three months. Believe it or not, I am better at Spanish cuisine, but it still can’t compare to Gujarati cooking hence that is why I say to people, “I don’t know how to cook.” Seriously, people the standard was already set very high that I can’t compare it to any other cuisine that takes that long to make just for lunch. Okay, let me stop rambling here.
So, the days I felt down, the days my energy was low, the days I got sick, the days I was running out of breath, the days I couldn’t lift a box when someone my size could was probably not even thought about, I had nil awareness around it. “Oh! Let’s just blame in on Saturn, tomorrow will be back to normal.” Tomorrow comes and we’re all blaming mercury. Okay, I’m sure astrology does play some part too especially when one day all of us were having tech issues at once even the expert at tech had no explanation.
I’ve become aware of the importance of my wellbeing and a lot more after leaving a relationship where life and energy were sucked out of me on the daily basis. I had no idea what was going on, I was behind and wondered, “How could an intelligent woman like me be so dumb?” I got trapped in the toxicity instead and wasn’t looking after my own needs, my own body and for god sake! My own life. I was drowning so fast that I was constantly out of energy, out of focus, forgot purses on trains, bank cards in the machines, wasn’t watching where I was going that I even cut my forehead against a wall (till today I got that scar), my mind was just occupied around how this person owned my life when he was unhappy, complained, causing drama (almost constantly) and now, what will he be complaining, causing drama and be unhappy about? I was hijacked and I didn’t know how to get out.
His negative affirmations over my positive life affirmations were very close to killing my soul after my very spirit was already dead. I ended up doing the cooking and would find myself without no help that I slowly started to give up. The food he bought and what I ate made me feel like an animal that I started doing the shopping. I was sick of what we were eating because he would just buy what the hell he wanted and at the same time when I said something it was ignored or it was dumb. I would try and cook when I had more energy. I felt tired almost all the time. The last intuition I had was that I was going to get terribly ill and if I don’t take care of myself from now I might have to live with an illness for the rest of my life.
When I left that relationship, I was sick in bed for ten days, I couldn’t even get up from the bed while he continued punching me by sending constant verbal, text, WhatsApp messages to my support circle and me that my friends who helped me break up got so worried about me. Seriously, thanks to my friend, she made me homemade medicine and as much as I hated the garlic medicine, I felt like someone cared, someone who knew me for years wasn’t going to get corrupted by his lies. This is the point where I relaxed knowing that the support I relied on so much won’t get manipulated by it. I got the time I needed briefly to get through this part. I vowed to look after me first ever since and as I started to gain my strength food and exercise helped me in such an incredible way. Let me tell you how food and exercise played an important role so that you are always in a wonderful state in most of the moments in your life.
From a person who loved exercise it was alarming how weak my body was and as time went I wondered, “If your physical body is so weak what must it be like when it comes to your willpower, mental strength, belief, motivation, your own character, your spirit and everything a strong human being is made of?” I felt like I had a hole in me even though I seemed strong. So, I started to eat properly and exercise. Exercise was helping my willpower and mental strength all over again. I realised that having a glass of wine once in a while made me feel so low. I never remembered wine making me feel this way. I finally realised that the balance in me was lost. I could literally feel that the alcohol was causing more harm and so I stopped having a glass of wine once in a while too.
I went full on healthy and exercised. The right food lifted my mood, made me feel strong, helped me concentrate… I mean my whole being felt strong eating good and healthy with a combination of exercise. Now, five years later I feel awesome, mentally, physically, emotionally. I eat good, healthy food 90% of the time and also have soul food like meditation, affirmations, and other learnings and continue exercising.
It took years to wear me down but it took a lot more years to get up that till this day I’m still trying to work some things out but at least I know that 85% of me is back and 15% is hopefully what most people are trying to work out just like me. 😊
There is a very strong connection with what you eat, what you feel and who you hang around with.
Here’s one good example – check the link below for the full explanation of the benefits
- Healthy for the heart
- Protection against colon, stomach, pancreatic and cervical cancers
- Osteoporosis prevention
- Avocados are nutrient rich
- Great for vision
- Natural detoxification
- Osteoporosis treatment
- Protection from chronic disease
- Healthy babies
- Lower the risk of depression
- Improve digestion
- Antimicrobial action
T. Dench Patel