When Relying on Hunger is Too Scary
Does the idea of relying on your hunger and fullness cues freak you out? Seem waaaay too scary? Please hang on. This post is for you. And, be sure to know you are not alone.
I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT FOOD!
Attuned eating is letting go of distractions and relying on your hunger, fullness, and satiety cues to guide eating. Some people also call it Intuitive Eating. If your brain thinks about food, eating, and their rules most of the day, attuned eating will feel a bit premature. We often call this way of thinking food preoccupation. I see it as food rules have taken your brain hostage. The way out of this crisis is to retrain your brain to not think about food. All. The. Time.
Before you look into brain surgeons, know we have tools outside of the operating room. And, all you need to do the work includes a way to know time (either your watch, cell phone, or the sun), a shelf stable snack of your choice, and patience. Bring lots of patience.
More here on the bridge to food peace without diets.