Do you always listen to your hunger cues?
Updated: Oct 25, 2019
Intuitive eating is first and foremost, tuning back into your hunger and fullness cues.
A good question to ask yourself when reaching the first stage of awareness here, is “Do you always listen to them?”
When you feel hunger setting in, do you always listen to that? And respond in alignment with what your body is telling you? Do you ever ignore it?
Maybe you’re too busy working so think “Go away hunger, only when I’m done can I take a break and eat!”
Maybe you feel hunger and it’s accompanied by anxiety after years of dieting.
Maybe diet culture has successfully mislead you to believe that hunger is a bad thing to feel and we should ignore it for as long as possible because ‘not eating is being good’.
After this, you probably:
Reach a stage where you’re so ravenously hungry you grab anything and everything in sight.
We all know that feeling. Like our blood glucose levels have seriously dipped and we need food ASAP.
Sometimes in life, it’s busy, we have priorities elsewhere, and these moments happen for us from time to time. We’re human!
But for some of us, this is an everyday part of your life. And it doesn’t have to be that way.
Next time you’re hungry, eat something.
Don’t: Drink a glass of water, and hope the hunger goes away. This is a classically (bad) example of “weight loss tips and tricks”, which 1. Don’t work and 2. Only get you more disconnected from your body long term