When I first learnt to eat naturally 16 years ago, it took a huge leap of faith. After 20 years of yoyo dieting, deprivation and food obsession, culminating in depression and bulimia, I definitely didn’t trust myself to simply let go and be led by my own body. But eventually, I realised that I had tried everything else, I was sick of fighting myself and there had to be a better way. The fact that Natural Eating seemed positive and empowering and I was being taught by caring, giving people that had been on similar journeys to my own, finally gave me the courage to try it.
It is often terrifying to try something new, but there was something about this eating process that enabled me to trust myself and follow my instincts. The four principles it is based on are simple, easy to follow and commonsense. Food is finally put in perspective. Food is not good or bad, it is just food. We do not have to feel guilty for wanting to enjoy our favourite foods and once we truly understand that we will no longer overindulge on them.
The key is to be totally present when you eat, so you can concentrate on eating what you truly want when you are actually hungry. In this way you are eating with awareness and not simply out of habit. If you really concentrate while you are eating, you will notice when your body has had enough and stop at that point, rather 먹튀검증사이트 than when the plate is empty. In my experience most people simply eat too much food at one time and generally because they are unable to notice when they are satisfied. This happens for a number of reasons. They could be:
- Eating what they should, instead of what they want
- Eating when they aren’t actually hungry, generally for comfort
- Doing something else while eating
- Concentrating solely on the taste
- Eating too quickly
- Sneak eating
The third principle in the Natural Eating process shows you how to stop when you are satisfied, not when you are full and there is a huge difference in the two.
By learning to eat naturally you will discover a positive and empowering way to eat which is completely natural and enables you to trust your body completely. In fact you won’t even think about food unless you are actually hungry. This is because once you learn to eat naturally, you can’t go back to how you were eating before because your body simply won’t let you. As it is a natural process your body and mind will be in total harmony and you will have total peace of mind around food and body image forever.
I am a wife and mother who has recovered from 20 years of food and weight related issues. I used to binge on food uncontrollably and then exercise excessively to get rid of it. After being diagnosed with depression and bulimia in 1996 I was introduced to Natural Eating. This enabled me to tap in to my natural instincts of hunger and satisfaction to develop a healthy relationship with food.