The most valuable skill I've been able to develop is to learn to listen to my body. This means you have to tune into those signals that tell you when you are really hungry, tired, anxious, angry, upset, in pain or in need of some exercise. It really takes practice to be able to do this on a regular basis. Especially to know when you are really hungry and when you are using food to meet a need other than hunger. The same is true of fatigue. If I am tired, I need to rest. Maybe I need sleep.
If I'm tired all of the time, I need to go and see a doctor and get myself checked out. If I'm in pain, I need to figure out where I hurt and why with a doctor's help. I may need to adapt my lifestyle to accommodate chronic pain. The one thing I don't need to do is ignore my body's signals!
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Sometimes you have to just take a break from your workout schedule. I have learned to listen to my body and give it what it needs without the guilt. If I am not feeling 100% I don't feel the need to torture my body just to say I have worked out!
I have found that listening to you body and eating only when your hungry and then stopping when the hunger is gone is the best way to loose weight despite the amount of calories you are suppose to take in. as long as all the food you eat is very healthy and whole. No junk food.
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