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Surprisingly, the mind and body disconnect every day. We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate.
Surprisingly, the mind and body become disconnected every day. We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate. I go through on a monthly basis, everything time I work on a new play. Suddenly, my life isn't my own. Self-care goes by the wayside as my number one focus is the actors, their clothes, and the wardrobe crew. My body grows tired, but my mind screams "soldier on!" This leads to sleeplessness, poor eating, and a sadness I just can't quell.
I started my diet experiment with the simple task of muscle testing whether I was hungry or not. Muscle testing is the principle of tapping into the subconscious through the electrical current running through our bodies. By stating a "true" or "false" statement, muscles display strength or weakness depending on your subconscious answer. I say "I am hungry," while standing vertical with my eyes closed. If my body needs food, it agrees with this statement, and I sway forward. If it's a "no," I sway backwards, all without conscious intention.
After a few weeks of this mindful eating, I started to recognize patterns, and actual signs and symptoms of hunger I never knew how to identify. Most importantly, I learned I need a lot less food than I ever thought. This may seem like an extreme or "woo-woo" tactic, but it is just one method of listening to your body's true need for food.