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Once I understood intuitive eating, how it applied to my overall health and my relationship with food, a new sense of control filled my mind. It is a way in making peace with food and your body. Dining together, whether as friends, family or in celebrations the body releases oxytocin, the “love hormone” that stimulates our human connectivity.
The simple acts of preparing and consuming food impact our emotion and meaning. I express my love, gratitude, compassion, identity and even creativity with my culture, and so much more.
Food is celebration, connection and life.
Intuitive eating is a process that takes time and practice, human beings are very impatient, so we shy away from this process, we want answers now!!
But once you start feeling the benefits, rewards, and the pleasure your brain is stimulated to accept it all. With eating intuitively, you'll likely find that you have more energy, better digestion, and a healthier relationship with food.
Food is one of life’s greatest sources of pleasure and it is the one thing we share with just about everyone, especially those we love. At the same time, do you ever feel like you have no control over your eating habits?
You're not alone; your relationship with food can be tricky and challenging to navigate. One tremendous help is learning to tap into your intuition and use it to improve your relationship with food and balance your eating patterns in a way that feels tailored to you.
This is one of the many opportunities to improve your high blood pressure numbers. Intuitive eating is a way of making peace with food and your body.
It's about listening to your hunger cues and eating in response to them, rather than in responding to your emotions. When you're in tune with your body's hunger signals, you're more likely to make the choices that are right for you.
Becoming Aware Of Your Hunger Cues. But, how do you become aware of your hunger cues?
Most of us have been taught to eat when we're hungry and stop when we're full. But what exactly are hunger cues?
Paying attention to these cues can help you better understand your body's needs and how to fulfill them. Unfortunately, many of us have become disconnected from our hunger cues, and we often eat based on the clock instead of listening to our bodies.
Do you even know what does your body feel like when you're hungry?
This is so important! Knowing when to stop eating can be difficult, especially if you enjoy the food.
This took a lot of discipline for me to realize when I’m full whether I’d eaten everything from off my plate or not. Something I keep in mind to help in knowing this and following through on stopping was to always keep in mind I can always pack away whats left on my plate and enjoy it all over again at another time.
However, overeating can lead to uncomfortable side effects such as indigestion and bloating and can also be harmful to your health in the long run.
That's why it's essential to know how to listen to your body and stop eating when you're full. There are a few cues that you can look for that will indicate that you're getting close to being full.
When and if you're struggling to eat intuitively, it's okay to seek help from a professional who can help you get started in creating healthy habits that sticks.
As I mentioned before intuitive eating is a process that takes time and practice. And whenever you start eating intuitively, you'll likely find that you have more energy, better digestion, and a healthier relationship with food. Hooray!!
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