How do you know when it’s time to feed your body?
–Is it a time on the clock?
–Every couple of hours as your nutrition plan permits to “keep your metabolism high”
–Only during your ‘feeding’ window with intermittent fasting?
Believe it or not, there is SO much confusion around when and how often we should and should[not] eat.
Some people say we should eat every couple of hours to stoke our metabolism.
Others say that eating frequently could actually be bad for us because it keeps your insulin levels too high–so they advocate for fasting.
Want to know the simplest way to know when it’s time to eat?
:: When you’re hungry ::
It’s not near as sexy as all the other messages out there, but it’s kinda the OG system we were created to run on.
Think about it for a sec…babies cry when they are hungry, and they stop eating when they are done.
Why, as adults do we complicate it so much??
Depending on how much ‘dieting’ you’ve experimented with, you may have a hard time knowing when you’re hungry…and when you’re not.
Check out this hunger + fullness scale, I made just for you 😘
It takes practice to eat by your body’s cues. So don’t worry if you can’t do it perfectly today, just practice a little more awareness, and come back to this scale over and over as needed (you can even save it).
PS. By the way, if you want to learn more about how you can become a mindful eating ninja, let me know. I’ll hook you up!
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