Have you heard of intuitive eating? It is when you only consume food when you are hungry and stop when you feel full. This eating mindset does not restrict certain types of food.
Sound easy? Believe me it isn’t as simple as it seems. We encounter many emotions-such as sadness, boredom, and anxiety- on a daily basis that encourage us to eat- even when we are not hungry.
The following scale can help you rediscover your body’s natural hunger and fullness cues! Your job is to stay in the green!
Here are some additional natural health tips:
- Before eating ask yourself “Am I hungry?” This pause will help identify if you are eating for another reason other than hunger.
- Eat at a table-with others-and avoid eating with distractions such as electronic devices. This helps keep the act of eating mindful. Eat slower, engage in conversation during your meal, put your fork down after each bite–it can take up to 20 minutes after a meal to feel full!!