Weightloss and intuitive eating.
I wanted to dig a bit deeper into the topic of intuitive eating. It seems that it's been "prescribed" to lose weight, to get in touch with your inner self, clean your digestive system, connect with your roots and trust your body.
Some say it's a great way to practice healthy habits. Some argue that it's another diet. The list of what intuitive eating can or can't do is pretty diverse. What I got out of it while doing my research is that each person interprets it differently. Plus, each person expects different results.
It's nice to hear that it helps some people to connect with their bodies better, but it sure shouldn't be used for pure fat loss.
If you want to lose weight, you must have a plan that you can track and measure.
Saying something like:
🔷️ I feel like eating steak for dinner because I crave meat.
🔷️ I ate whole bunch of fruits because my body wanted it.
won't help you lose weight because your body doesn't know how much steak it actually needs.
🤔 Do you know how many calories are in that huge steak or in those fruits you ate? 😕 Does this fit into your personal plan or you can eat 3 peaches, 2 plums and a quarter of watermelon in one sitting?
It takes years of practice to find foods that work well with your body, to find the right balance between macronutrients, to find your personal diet that fits your personal health. It takes time to learn about portion sizes and figure out what you need to gain, maintain, or lose weight.
Doing all this based just on intuition is ridiculous. It will probably disappoint you. You can't really measure or track your intuition, but you can track and measure what you eat 🙂.
Intuitive eating comes after years of trying, failing, succeeding, and finding what works for you. Only after practicing healthy eating habits you adapt to foods and diet that agree with you body.
In my case, it took about 5 years or so of crazy diets, cabbage soup, keto, intermittent fasting, low carbs, vegetarian diet, portions control, etc.
Now, I know what works for me 😁.