Now even though I mention I follow Intermittent Fasting, there are days I don’t count or log any calories until the end of the day.I just eat as I feel…
I listen to my body and stop when I am almost full [as it takes about about 20 minutes for your body to even realize you are full].There’s are plenty of articles online but this one by Alissa Rumsey is a pretty good read. Here is a snipit from her post:
What Is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating is a non-diet approach to health and wellness that helps you tune into your body signals, break the cycle of chronic dieting and heal your relationship with food. In short: intuitive eating is normal eating. From a nutrition professional perspective, Intuitive Eating is a framework that helps us keep nutrition interventions behavior-focused instead of restrictive or rule-focused.
“We are all born natural intuitive eaters.”
Babies and toddlers eat when they are hungry and stop once they are full. A toddler can eat a ton of food one day and barely nothing the next.
That’s because over the span of the week, they have regulated what their body’s need. As adults, we are so fixated on eating at certain meal times or eating a certain amount in a specific time frame… that most times we are eating when our body’s are not even hungry.
“Intuitive Eating is not a diet. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite.” Eating intuitively allows you to focus on your hunger cues and learning when you body is truly full. I used to feel guilty, way back in the day to eat sweets or felt like I needed to work out to earn a treat. Not anymore… if I want a donut, I eat one. If I want to have dessert before dinner, I do it.
While I am slowly trying to get back into bodybuilding, I focus number one on intuitive eating. My stomach has never felt better, as there is no stress with food.For the most part, my body is learning what I need. I am always surprised that I actually almost “hit” the macros I am shooting for at the end of the day.
There is no wrong or right way to eat; you have to find what works for you.
Combining intermittent fasting plus intuitive eating [along with exercise] has allowed me to lose all my baby weight and then some.
If you have any addition questions on my eating style, feel free to drop a comment below or shoot me an email at SabrinaCL88@gmail.com. 😀
Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!