You might be wondering why you need to use your INTUITION or MIND to do something as “simple” as eat. We need to eat for survival right?
While that is true, we also eat for many many other reasons you might eat.
hunger (duh-- the important one)
mistaking hunger for thirst
the food is there
watching TV/ a movie
And many many other reasons.
So why is intuitive eating important?
Inuitive eating allows you to manage your body, mind, and weight while still feeling satisfied and in control. And most importantly, without sticking to a strict DIET.
If you follow the guidelines I teach my clients and listen to your body (not your emotions), you will be able to live a healthy life while managing your weight.
It’s important to focus on trying to eat when you are HUNGRY so you can pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues. When You eat when you aren’t hungry, your brain doesn’t tell you to STOP (thus overeating).
It’s important to listen to your body whether you are eating something super healthy, OR if you're having a tasty and indulgent treat. Regardless of what you are eating, intuitive eating allows you to STOP when you are FULL!
The following chart allows you to focus on how you FEEL and what your body is telling you. It’s important to try and stay in the middle, not letting yourself get TOO hungry or TOO stuffed. Both of those situations leave you with a bellyache.