Have you longed for an approach to health & wellness without any strict diets, meal plans, or strong willpower?
Do you want to keep healthy by getting in touch with your body and listening to the cues of your body – when it’s hungry, full or satisfied?
If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, let us introduce to you intuitive eating!
What is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive eating is about connecting with your body, understanding and listening to your body in terms of when it’s hungry or full, and in terms of what works for your body. It’s about trusting your body around food again. It is also about further exploring and understanding our relationship with food.
The great thing is we are all naturally intuitive eaters; currently many have lost touch with our bodies due to restrictions and influences around food.
When we were babies we didn’t eat all the time, we listened to our bodies’ cues. We cried when we were hungry and stopped eating when we were satisfied. When we were toddlers and kids too we were eating intuitively. We sometimes didn’t eat a particular food on the plate or ate more of something else. Sadly, we were taught that we had to finish all the foods on our plate and desserts were seen as a reward. We were taught that foods are not equal, some were good whilst others were bad.
That is intuitive eating! It’s about eating based on what your body needs, internal hunger and satiety signals, stress levels, energy levels, mental clarity, and trusting your body to tell you exactly what you need and how much. All foods are seen as necessary depending on what our body requires. It’s about knowing when to eat fruits and vegetables or the desserts and not feeling guilty or worried about it.
The great thing about intuitive eating is that there is no overeating as our bodies naturally tell us to stop eating when we’ve reached a level of satisfaction. With intuitive eating, we must really connect with our bodies and understand that not all ‘superfoods’ are good for us, and sometimes we may need the ‘bad’ food too.
Intuitive eating also means exercising when you feel your body needs to move. It’s about being wholesome, physically and mentally.
Respect Your Body
It is not difficult to start eating intuitively but the main thing is you must RESPECT your body. Your body is a temple and you must care for it both physically and mentally, and treat it with kindness and compassion. Respecting your body doesn’t start when you feel good about your body; it starts when you realize your worth as a person is inherent and everlasting.
All the best with connecting to your body and tuning in to your intuition for your health and wellness.