How Food Makes You Feel
Welcome to JOOL’s Deep Dive Into Eating. Eating is one of life’s greatest joys, yet for many, it can also be a bit of a challenge. What to eat? How much? And when? All these not only affect our relationship with food but how food directly affects us. This 4 session mini-course will lend you plenty of practical knowledge, insights, and tips to help you maximize your eating enjoyment and benefits.
Let’s start with How Food Makes You Feel. Take 2 minutes to learn about the connection between how you feel and what you eat. Get up to speed on which foods lift you up and which take you down. And why.
The Glycemic Index and Willpower
In this session’s video, we talk about the role the Glycemic Index (GI) plays in your energy levels throughout the day. One factor that’s closely tied to the GI is willpower. Eating low GI foods to maintain your energy throughout the day is powerful juju when it comes to strengthening and maintaining your willpower. And, if it’s one thing you need when trying to drop some pounds, it’s willpower. Of course, the opposite is also true. Energy crashes can crater your willpower faster than you can say “Snickers!” So, stick with the low GI nibbles throughout the day to up your energy and willpower.
To learn (a lot) more about the Glycemic Index or lookup the GI for most any food, check out the website of the non-profit Glycemic Index Foundation located in Sydney, Australia. It’s a wonderful resource.
Glycemic Index Foundation
Eating is a part of what we call S.P.A.C.E.
Eating is part of what we call S.P.A.C.E.—sleep, presence, activity, creativity, and eating—five very human activities that turn out to be essential to living a healthy, vibrant life. A cool thing about JOOL: it teaches you how a boost in one or two of these five areas—along with energy and willpower—can be used to create a recipe for increased motivation and success. There’s a saying: a rising tide lifts all boats. It’s kind of like that.
For eating, working on your willpower, energy, sleep, and creativity help you move the needle the most. Of course, having a solid understanding of what healthy eating truly means, is important, too. That’s what this Deep Dive’s about.
Practice conscious eating by focusing on how you feel while you’re eating—and one hour afterward. Feeling energetic? Or ready for a nap? Take note of anything that made you feel great. And for those items that led to a crash—mark them down in your mind as red flag trigger foods. Just seeing one will trigger the thought: “Nope". It’s just plain not worth it. Body and mind, working together.