What if you could eat anything? What does your body really want?
… So I have this hot topic for you in this blog post, because maybe, just maybe you have had the feeling like you are on a diet roller coaster, on and then off, and then on again?
… Or maybe you’ve been wondering which way of eating (out of the thousands out there!) is “right” for you?
But wait! You may also have chronic pain or are coping with a mental health condition … the energy and want is not that great …
So, have you ever heard of intuitive eating?
What Is Intuitive Eating?
It’s a proven method to help you get out of that “on again, off again” mindset. Regardless of what nutrition plan you are using.
Intuitive eating is simply listening to your body’s cues and letting them dictate when and how much you eat (still want to work towards quality foods).
I know it seems very simple – because it actually IS simple.
But if you’re like a lot of people I know, there’s a good chance you never learned how to … or have forgotten how to listen to your body.
Most of us rely on our environment for our cues (when to eat, how much, and what kinds of food, etc.).
That can lead you to constantly get caught up in whatever current “trendy diet” is hot right now . . .
Eat fat, not carbs! Eat protein, not fat! Eat plants, not animals! Eat animals, not plants!
It’s no wonder so many people are completely confused!!
When you rely solely on “what’s out there” for guidance, it can lead to an endless cycle of guilt and disappointment.
Intuitive eating simply means slowing down to LISTEN to your body – and then make decisions based on THAT.
—> It means eating when you’re actually hungry, and stopping when you are comfortably full.
—> It also means eating foods that help YOU feel energized and healthy vs. bloated and tired.
As a result, no foods are “good” or “bad.”
Doesn’t that sound liberating?
Yes, but … if you’re not used to eating that way, it also can sound a little scary not to have specific guidelines.
It can be a relearning process – but it’s one that brings along a LOT of freedom!
Over time you learn what foods make you feel energized and which ones leave you feeling depleted – and how much food your body actually likes to eat before it feels too full!
So … How Do You Get Started?
Easy! Wait for your body to TELL you it’s hungry … and then enjoy your food, until your body tells you it’s full.
You’re eating when you’re physically HUNGRY …. not because you’re bored, stressed, thirsty, or because people around you are eating.
As I mentioned in the previous blog post, Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share some nutritional tips to help you be successful tapping into YOUR body’s signals with regards to intuitive eating.
And this could be COMPLETELY LIFE-ENHANCING if you pay attention. 🙂
So I am asking again, are you willing to give it a try?
Committed to your success,
Founder & Chief Medical Exercise Specialist
p.s. If you’d like some guidance on your health and wellness journey, I’ve got time for 2 goal-mapping sessions for the remainder of this week. We’ll talk about your goals and create a path to achieve them. Just send me an email.