Your Body intelligence is your natural inbuilt body signals that tell you very clearly when, what, and how much to eat. It’s what cavemen, babies and animals use to ensure they eat the ideal amount.
Somewhere along the line many people lose touch with this, mostly due to diets and a lack of awareness when eating.
The human body has evolved over millions of years of to become an incredible machine. Your body knows what it needs better than any diet ever invented. You have inbuilt survival instincts and perfect intuition, both are incredibly powerful. We just need to get back in touch with this.
We were all born as intuitive eaters. This is the innate ability that you had when you were a baby to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.
Naturally thin people don't count calories! Instead they eat whatever they want, when they want. They are very good at using and trusting their body intelligence. This is the key to weight management freedom.
Your body is amazing. It tells you everything you need to know to survive and it knows when you need rest, warmth, comfort, movement, water, and sleep. It can also tell you when you are in pain, upset, ill, or unhealthy.
You probably do listen to what your body is telling you. If your eyes are heavy and you are yawing you go to sleep, if you have a dry mouth you take a drink of water. But what about if you are hungry... do you eat?
Many people no longer trust their body's hunger, instead many think, "how can my body possibly know when and what it should eat"?
Why is it we have lost faith in our own bodies? Do we need a diet to tell us what we should eat over our own natural intuition...?
intuitive eating can be used to replace strict eating rules and diets. It is the most simple, natural, easy and effective weight management system ever.
Upon arrival in this world you had an innate ability to eat only when your body needed fed. You would eat when you were hungry and stop when you had enough. However somewhere along the line this was lost!
It’s thought that some babies can lose their ability to follow their natural instincts if external control is taking over their eating habits.
This may also happen when children are continually made to finish their plate before leaving the table, they instead rely on a finished plate to tell them that enough food has been consumed, instead of their natural satiety regulator.
Dieting tends to be the reason most of us have lost touch with our hunger sensations. Once you become accustomed to relying on diet plans to tell you when and what to eat, you no longer listen to your natural hunger and satiety cues and you become body desensitized.
It's true, I honestly thought I had gone barking mad... why else was I eating in such an uncontrollable fashion. I'm so glad I found out it's natural to binge when you are hungry!
Now that I am recovered and I finally get signals to stop eating and receive feelings of satiety. I also address my first hunger signs and understand my body's cravings. If someone told me years ago that I could get these feelings back and more importantly, be able to stop eating – I would never have believed them!
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