Ever feel like you’re out of touch with your body’s signals when it comes to when to eat, what to eat, and/or how much?
You’re not alone.
It’s especially common if you’ve been following diets or restrictive eating patterns to lose or gain weight, or because of participating in sports that emphasize a certain “look” or use weight classes like boxing, wrestling, or powerlifting. 🙋🏼♀️
Relearning how to recognize and trust your body’s signals can take time, patience and practice. But it is such a gift to yourself!
One of the biggest fears people have when they start out with intuitive eating is thinking they will start eating foods they think are “bad” for them, and not want to stop.
The real truth is that if you’re following the principles of intuitive eating, this is very unlikely to happen.
You need to trust yourself. Over time, your body will rebalance, and you’ll easily be able to recognize what feels good and what doesn’t.
If you’re just getting started and are experimenting with intuitive eating, it’s a good idea keep this basic info handy:
1. Drink enough water (at least half your body’s weight in ounces every day).
2. Protein is the most satiating nutrient – it will help you stay feeling fuller, longer. (Note: if you find yourself feeling hungry soon after eating, adding it to your meals can help.)
3. Fiber and nutrient-dense foods (like veggies) will help your body function optimally.
4. Studies prove “ultra-processed” foods drive us to eat more, plus they generally don’t contain as many healthy nutrients as unprocessed foods.
And if you find you are really struggling to tap into your body’s signals, you might want to reach out to a coach, registered dietitian, physician, or therapist for some assistance!
On a side note, I’ve been getting lots of positive feedback from this series, so I want to invite you to have a look around my website and check out my blog and some of our free resources. We have several free guides.
Time to make your goals a REALITY.
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Have you been more mindful of how you’re eating since we started this series on intuitive eating!?