Have you ever read about a new diet and thought, “This is great. I can follow this diet”? Then 3–4 days later you are wondering what you were thinking as you stand in front of the refrigerator trying not to make an ice cream sundae the size of your head.
Most diet plans are about restricting calories or eliminating foods that are supposed to make you gain weight. The common theme is to deprive the body of something in an effort to shed the pounds. They often work in the beginning. The body will use other resources stored within its cells to meet the nutritional requirements of the body. Ultimately, this is perceived as starvation by the body and either you will have an unsuccessful battle with your cravings or throw your hands up and return to old patterns.
Does this sound familiar? This is eating to survive. Food becomes a
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The hardest part of learning to eat intuitively is understanding how to tap into your intuitive self. We live in a culture that tells us we need to attend to other’s needs first. This mind-set leaves no room for paying attention to our inner voice. We have to over-ride the voice that says, “You need sleep” to get all the expectations completed in a day.
When we learn to ignore our inner sense of what we need, our fast-paced life doesn’t allow us to relax. Unless we can stop and hear what is being requested by the body, there is no way to honor it.
When starting to access your intuition, it helps to begin with inquiry. We need to start being more curious about our bodies. Try this exercise.
Begin by finding a quiet place to sit. If you have kids try this before they get up or after they go
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Have your weight struggles gone on for so long you don’t remember what it is like to enjoy eating? Do you worry about every calorie you eat? Are you tired of counting, charting, and weighing your food?
All of these are the result of yo-yo dieting. Yo-Yo dieting is the constant search for that perfect diet to help you lose weight and feel good without being deprived, eating food you wouldn’t feed your dog and worrying about being “bad”. Yo-yo dieting has been linked to increased weight gain and poor health in the long term. As each new diet plan fails it affects your self-confidence as well. If you have been challenged by your food you are not alone.
There is so much conflicting information about nutrition on the market. In fact, nutrition is a very new science and there is a lot the scientific community doesn’t
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