How To Respond To the Health Cues Your Body Is Giving You…

How To Respond To the Health Cues Your Body Is Telling You…

Understanding the 6 cues that impact your health and wellness is just one element to optimizing your overall well-being. These 6 cues—pillars of my RESTORE Program—are deeply tied to the way we live our lives every single day, so having the knowledge and action plan to respond to these cues is just as important as knowing them. 

As we head into the Holidays, New Year, and winter season it couldn’t be a better time to connect and listen to what your body needs. 

So I’m coming to you with specific and simple ways to respond to these 6 health cues and continue to thrive in 2022. Trust me when I tell you these solutions are incredibly easy to implement into your day-to-day life and can make a major impact today, tomorrow, and long into the future. 

For the sake of easy note-taking, I’ve broken these cues into two separate sections that I’ve outlined below.

Now get your notebooks ready, you’re not going to want to miss this!

The first 3 health cues you need to stop ignoring today…

  • Poor Sleep
  • Chronic Stress
  • Fluctuating Mood

What happens when you ignore these cues?

Cortisol levels are impacted negatively, leading to excess belly fat. 

Brain fog sets in and leads to a lack of productivity and poor food choices.

The likeliness of movement and exercise drops dramatically.

All three cues Trigger emotional eating and cravings for unhealthy food. (Hello unhealthy habit loop)

How to overcome these first 3 cues…

  • Start the day with prayer, journaling, and meditation.
  • Redistribute your workload—evaluate your schedule and commitments, then prioritize the “must do” from the “not necessary”, and release the not necessary. 
  • Eat 3 evenly spaced meals each day that have protein, veggies, and a small amount of fat and carbohydrates. This will help prevent dips in blood sugar levels.
  • Establish a set bedtime routine where you go to bed at the same time/wake up at the same time.
  • Create an optimal environment in your space—a dark room, cold room temp 65-70, no screens. 
  • Implement a healthy snack 1 hour before bed—less than 300 calories, include protein, small amount of carbohydrates, and a smidge of fat.
    • I love Ezekiel toast with almond butter as it can help regulate blood sugar through the night.
  • Take time for yourself off the grid. Read a book, listen to music or a podcast, go for a walk, get a massage, take a bath, take a nap.
  • Schedule time to connect with a friend for coffee, lunch, or even a Facetime call.

The second 3 cues, you have to stop ignoringing right now!

  • Hunger
  • Low Energy
  • Excess Cravings

What happens when you ignore these cues?

Leptin and ghrelin (hunger and fullness hormones) can stop working properly, leading to a constant feeling of hunger or fullness. 

Low energy could be the result of a lack of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. 

Giving in to cravings constantly can lead to weight gain and insulin resistance, especially if you’re always grabbing sugar and carbs to meet the craving.

How to overcome these second 3 cues…

  • Drink 60-80 ounces of water per day.
  • Eat 3 evenly spaced meals that include protein, fiber, and a small amount of healthy fat and carbs.
  • Dont skip eating healthy fat—avocado, nut butters, etc. 
  • Eat aeduquate amount of protein for your activity levels. 
  • Consume plenty of fiber in the form of veggies and fruit.
  • Prioritize 6-8 hours of sleep at least each day. 

Start responding to your body and your body with respond back…

Your body may be sending you all of these cues, one or two, or none at the moment, but either way, you now know actionable ways to help get your health back on track. If some of these tips don’t work for you and your lifestyle, that’s totally understandable—everyone’s body is unique.

The important thing is to take your time and really understand what cues your body is giving you, how they affect you, and use these strategies to establish healthy habits that will serve you long into the future.

And if you’re a fan of those cue responses, then you’re going to love this…

My RESTORE Program helps you identify these 6 cues across your entire life, and respond to them properly so you can improve your overall health and wellness. 

In RESTORE you will learn 7 Key Principles that will help you improve your energy, lose excess weight and restore your health and metabolism. If that’s something you’re eager to do this New Year, come join me and the rest of the RESTORE community for the first session of 2022 starting January 7th. Tap right here to learn more about RESTORE.