Only Eat Foods That Make Your Body “Hum:” Listen to Your Bodyby Sonja Rose on Sep. 25, 2010, under Health
Our bodies speak very quietly. They hum, actually, so after each food, ask your body if it liked what you just put in it, and see what it says.
What do I mean by humming? You feel like you ate just enough, and didn’t overeat. You can almost feel your food happily digesting, not stuck. You don’t feel like you have to run off to the bathroom and stay there awhile, afraid to come out. There are no unsettling gurgling noises coming from your stomach. You don’t say things like, “Why did I eat that? I ate too much! I wish I hadn’t eaten that — it made me feel sick, or, I feel gross after eating that food. Instead, you feel great! (maybe you even feel like humming….)
Still no clue? Here are some hints:
Foods that will make your body hum:
2) Vegetables (be watchful of gas-producing ones, like cabbage or onions). Ways to combat this: Chew food thoroughly; eat small quantities if these foods if they bother you.
3) Proteins like fish, chicken, turkey and tofu. Easy to digest, low in fat.
4) Yogurt. It contains special probiotics, especially designed to aid in digestion. One yogurt, Activia, even advertises itself this way (although most yogurts are beneficial in digestion). My favorite yogurts contain less than 60-70 calories a container.
5) V-8 juice. See my blog, “Confessions of a V-8 Addict.”
Foods low on the hum list; ones that often make our bodies unhappy (less humming):
2) Anything fried in oil, like potatoes, meat, donuts, crackers or chips.
3) Foods high in fat, i.e., salad dressings, olive oil served at Italian restaurants to dip your bread in, french fries, processed meats.
5) Cakes. Pastries. Candy. Chocolate. Coffee.
Pay attention, and you will soon find out what food makes your body hum (you may already know). When living the thin lifestyle, you start craving that “humming” feeling. Even if food tastes good in your mouth, but makes your body feel horrible afterwards — it’s just not worth it anymore.
That being said, here are some recommendations for restaurants high in the hum factor:
2) Panera Bread (not in Tucson yet)
3) Chipotle (their grilled chicken salads or bowls, no tortillas or beans, little rice, lots of salsa) are high in the humming factor.
4) Subway (“Healthy Eats,” you can do it).
I’d like to hear what foods make your body hum, and which restaurants make you feel good afterwards.
Listen to your body — it will alway tell you the truth!