One of the reasons I’ve been talking about intuitive eating this month is that it can empower you so you are no longer controlled by your cravings.
Because the fact is, you actually have a choice in the m
Emotional eating is a real “thing” for a lot of us. It only makes sense, because, since the day we were born, we’ve used food for more than just our physical nourishment.
Food is an important part of our holidays and celebrations. It can help define our family heritage. And it obviously comforts and nurtures us.
So it makes sense that we use it to soothe our emotions when we’re feeling down. (Or even “up.”)
Being aware of all of that is a big part of intuitive eating.
When you get too hungry, it sets you up to overeat … and when you overeat, you feel tired, sick, and tempted to skip meals. It can turn into a yo-yo cycle.
Finding your sweet spot is a big part of intuitive eating.
It might take a little practice … but it’s definitely worth it!
We have an automatic “shut off” response built into our bodies … but a lot of us override it because we don’t give it time to kick in! That can mean we end up eating more food than we meant to – and more than we need.
Not only do we take in too much food with each bite AND eat too fast ... but we also don’t chew it enough.
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