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Intuitive eating

Thursday, October 17, 2019

I've been following the general principles of intuitive eating which are to follow your body's signals and eat exactly when you're hungry and stop when full. It's interesting because after years of either being on a diet or feeling like I should be on a diet I had stopped actually listening to very specific body signals of hunger and thirst.

That sounds kind of nuts when I see it typed out but I think constraining ourselves via diets to very specific times of eating very specific foods actually causes us to somewhat lose the ability to pay attention to our own body signals because we're so stringent about eating only at certain time.

It's only been a couple days for me and I'm noticing that it is an intentional and thoughtful way of being and I'm really not overeating like I thought I would. I just end up eating meals a little earlier than usual.
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    I so get what you say. After years of dieting and calorie counting, I read the book Intuitive Eating. I now have a lot of extra time in my life not worrying about dieting, counting calories, writing everything down. I actually lost weight this way. Listen to your body, and the signals to stop when you are satisfied not full. I had to learn that.

    Glad you found this and good luck to you.
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    567 days ago
  • GO_GAL_GROW
    emoticon It doesn’t sound nuts at all, we are pulled in so many directions, we go,go,go way past where the body wants us to. So may of us are “off” because we aren’t eating right foods and when our body signals us too eat, we often don’t recognize those signals anymore. I like the practice of intuitive eating, it flows.
    567 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/17/2019 11:03:18 PM
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