How to Really Eat RightJanuary 1, 2019
What does eating right mean to you? Losing weight, feeling healthier, counting calories, or something else? Well, what if there is a simpler way that isn’t a fad diet and doesn’t cost you anything? Why not go back to basics with intuitive eating!
Intuitive eating is the idea that the best way to respect your body is by eating food you enjoy and making the right choices that suit you and nobody else. Everyone is unique in their needs and desires, so why should your eating habits be the same as everyone else?
Healthline has a few steps to guide you on your journey to intuitive eating:
- Break up with diet culture: don’t let diets run your life and ruin your enjoyment of food
- See food as fuel, not filler: food shouldn’t be a chore
- Honor your body and its signals: listen to what your body is telling you. It knows you better than any diet
- Discover satisfaction and respect: enjoy food and respect what goes into your body
It’s important to know what you’re eating and why you’re eating it. You must also learn to understand how different food affects your body, whether for the better or worse. You might find it helpful to start by making a list of all the food you eat in a journal so you know what works and what doesn’t. Soon you will be attuned to your body’s signals and you can automatically know what the best course of action is! Research says eating habits can form within 10 weeks or so, so it’s important to keep at it. But once you do, you will feel healthier, happier, and rediscover the joys of eating.