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Sunday 25 February 2018
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Healthy Way to Take Charge of Your Eating

Stop Trying to Control How You Eat and Take Charge Instead

Taking charge of how you eat allows you to make the choices that are right for you.  Being in control has negative connotations and sometimes may mean forcing yourself to do something you don’t necessarily want to do.  Being in control means using willpower and determination even if that choice isn’t right for you.  Being in charge means being mindful of what your body needs in any given situation and making the choice based on what is right for you at the time.

Power in Choices

It allows you to totally tune into your body’s needs and not be affected by outside influences.  Making choices because that’s what you need not what you should do or have. Accordingly, tuning in to your body’s natural instincts by eating naturally is sustainable long term.  When you learn to love and trust yourself you choose healthy options more often as you feel more vibrant, have more energy and love being fit and healthy.

When you are in charge sometimes the right choice for you at the time might be overeating.  However, when you are listening you can feel the consequences of that choice, reflect on it and perhaps make a different choice next time.  It’s about loving and respecting yourself.  We are all different, we all have different tastes, wants and needs around food.  That’s why Natural Eating works because it doesn’t matter what our gender, race, age, height, build or environment is.  We can all simply eat what we want when we are hungry and stop when we are satisfied.

Listen to Your Body

Most of my clients eat healthy nutritious food most of the time.  However, the problem is that because it is healthy they tend to overindulge reasoning that they can have as much as they like simply because it is healthy.  However, because our stomachs are only about the size of our fist they don’t hold very much without stretching and being uncomfortable.  Often we have got into the habit of eating a certain amount.  Once we are aware of that and can focus on what our body is telling us, we will eat only the amount we need.

Accordingly, we start eating smaller amounts more frequently.  This means we are never depriving ourselves, we’re always satisfied, our blood sugar levels are balanced and we feel great.  We choose predominantly healthy food because that’s what our body tends to want, but we choose to eat unhealthy food if that’s what we need at the time.  Again by truly listening to our body, we will only eat small amounts of the unhealthy food as we don’t feel good if you have large amounts of fat, sugar, and salt.

Being in charge empowers you to make positive choices that are right for you.  Remember the right choice could be a chocolate bar but if you are truly listening it would probably only be a small one.

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