Our body is a finely tuned machine, delicately balancing the interactions and supply levels of hormones, enzymes, proteins and biochemical reactions.
In order for us to be in tiptop shape, each bodily component must be working efficiently. Much like a car needs fuel to drive, our body needs fuel to optimize performance. While diesel fuel works for trucks and not cars, so too the fuel, aka the food, we ingest is very individual specific.
While there are no one-size-fits all rules, there are some broad guidelines to help us make healthy selections. Cookie dough, donuts and muffins will give us energy; they also wreak havoc on our metabolism, upsetting our insulin level and cause weight gain, brain fog and the all too dreaded crash and burn.
While food plays a major role in our metabolism, so do hormones such as thyroid, cortisol, and sex hormones. When our hormones are out of balance, that machine called our body, will not operate at peak performance.