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Friday, October 7, 2011

Are You Trapped by Diet Dogma?

It's time to stop being a prisoner of diet dogma. 

 

Steve Jobs whose vision impacted everyone said,  

"Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."

Diet programs are what someone else thinks you should eat. While the idea of eating healthy and balanced makes complete sense, eating a certain # of calories a day because someone tells you to is a disconnect from your physical reality.

Intuitive eating is being tuned into yourself physically and emotionally. It's not rigid because your life is full of the unexpected and unlikely.

Life is not all neat and tidy. It's bold and unpredictable. You can take control of your eating by using your intuition to stay in touch with your body.

Eating intuitively is always a direct response to your physical needs. When you've had an exhausting day, you may not feel hungry- so don't eat. Your body may prefer the nourishment of sleep. Learn to recognize intuitive cues from your body and trust your private intuitive voice.

It's good to learn about what's healthy but your body responds to food in a completely unique way from everything else! This means, what fills me up may not satisfy you, or what your friend eats may cause bloat in your stomach.

Intuitive eating is a relaxed flexible attitude that's tuned into your body's needs.
Dieting doesn't work long term. 95% of people who diet gain back more weight than they lost. Why keep doing something that makes you feel badly about yourself and doesn't work?

Be bold. Think like Steve Jobs and get results you want!
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