You wouldn’t think that it needs to be said, but it does: What works for some people just doesn’t work for others.
It’s great to know lots about how to keep the body healthy, but you also have to listen to your body and figure out what makes you feel best (as well as what is healthy for you).
I feel that it is especially important for Narcoleptics to figure out what works for them because in some ways our bodies work differently than those without Narcolepsy.
Here’s my personal example: I recently have been trying not to eat or drink anything in the morning because I find that doing so makes me feel either tired or sick or both. For years I have ignored my own observation that eating in the morning makes me feel badly, telling myself that breakfast is so important, etc., but it was only after I actually started getting nauseous after eating these past months that it hit me: clearly my body doesn’t want to eat in the morning!
It’s been hard for me because I really like breakfast, but I am working on listening to my body instead of just doing what everyone else does and what people say is best. (I’ve actually talked to multiple nutritionists over the years on the subject, and their response was: breakfast is the most important meal, can’t you eat something? and that’s just it, no, I can’t. Or at least, I shouldn’t.)
I’m pretty sure that my strange reaction to food in the mornings is because of my Narcolepsy, but I have no proof that this is true. However, I also have much more cataplexy in the mornings when I exercise, so I think my body just reacts differently in the morning for some reason.
Anyways, it’s something to keep in mind: what works for “everyone else” might not work for you. And at the end of the day, finding what works is most important, right?
Does anyone else have any examples they would care to share from their life?