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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sensual Fuel

Sensual Eating Fuels Good Health

Use every meal to maintain quality of life. Intuitive eating is a lifestyle of finding pleasure in eating without the stress of dieting. 

Attitudes towards food and eating are mirrored in every relationship you have. When you are tense with the intimate act of eating, you're tense with other intimate acts. Instead of pleasure and sharing together at mealtime, personal resentment and self doubt build. It's the opposite of using food as sensual fuel.

Intuitive values are attitudes that work like tools for losing weight. Make life easier. Be an intuitive eater. Your life will change in more ways than losing weight. The best  is, by using sensual thinking guidelines to eat smarter, good decisions spill over, enhancing every relationship - personal and business. Life gets easier.

It's important to  stay in sync with your body's needs. Your senses are natural guides towards healthy priorities and personal satisfaction. Intuitive eating is an easy balance of taste, scent, personal and physical satisfaction.

Eating updates your energy. Honor yourself by tuning into how your body feels when you eat. Staying open and curious about your options is smart, uplifting, empowering and fun. 

We already use our senses to focus as we text, write and speak, which tunes us in to what we feel with our minds. As a result, we relate to our bodies differently. We have become obsessed with our bodies, fitness, and image, because we are making this sensory connection. We feel with our mind, and connect with what we sense in a whole different way. The sensual connection is relaxing because by feeling with our minds, we have good timing.

Be curious. Notice your health and tune-in to how you feel when you eat. Be dignified. Respect and allow what you physically experience by acknowledging it. Let your next meal be sensual fuel. 

Tuning into you body is natural. Sensual thinking makes life easier.
Stay in sync with your body.  Talk less, sense more. Like the way you look.



#janebernard

Friday, September 19, 2014

Smart Carbs

It has been found that people who stay slim eat the most carbs.

If you're wondering how can this be, read on. There are certain carbs called, "Resistant Starches" (list below).  Hundreds of studies show that when we have these as part of one meal a day, we eat less and burn more calories. 
  • The special thing about these carbs is, they fill us up. We don't need a lot to be satisfied. Many inhibit our appetite. This means they are more filling than protein or fat.
    • The reason why is: we digest them more slowly than other types of foods. This triggers the comforting sensation of fullness.
    • When including carbs as part of a meal, it is important to reduce portions of protein and vegetable so that the plate is balanced. Moderation always works best.
  • Balanced eating -- without cutting out an entire food group -- provides more long-term energy. Additionally, cravings are less, which keeps us upbeat.
    • Starch resistant carbs flip on all of our fullness triggers. This releases hormones in our body that increase eating satisfaction. 
    • Balance is natural momentum that feels like inner stability. Momentum is energy and inner stability is a stress buster. It makes sense to eat balanced.
Best of all, eating balanced meals and gently losing weight is inspiring. The result is you may discover other easy forms of keeping weight off more attractive -- like taking a walk after dinner or eating smaller portions. Balance is natures way of doing magic. It's intuitive.
Resistant Starches
Bananas
Oatmeal
White Beans
Lentils
Potatoes
Plantains
Garbanzo Beans
 Pearl Barley
Whole Wheat Pasta
Brown Rice
Being in sync with your body is sexy. Intuitive eating is healthy. Stay sexy. Be healthy. Live fully.
Funny Food, by artist/musician Bill Wurtzel


#janebernard

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Take charge by using your sixth sense.

Kick bad habits out of your life by staying on track with intuitive thinking. 

Your sixth sense is never critical or demeaning. Instead, it provides a perspective that comes from the heart. Take charge today by using your sixth sense.

Negative thinking exaggerates options and hurts you. Use your sixth sense to tune-in to what's real. Stay aware of priorities and boundaries for the best quality of life, by tuning-in to self-respect.

Shed bad habits and unwanted weight by connecting with your sixth sense, intuition. This inborn guide brings easy access for staying clear about eating choices. Start trusting yourself by using your senses to stay in touch with what's real. Intuition is there for you 24/7. 

  • Respect yourself. 
    • Connect needs of your body with what you feel in your heart and what you want in your head, by noticing what you sense.
  • Stop fighting with your body. Learn to respond to it. This is tuning-in to your intuition.
    • Choose to connect with a feeling of dignity that is in your heart.  
    •  Be kind to yourself instead of judging yourself.
  • Dieting puts us in the habit of ignoring what we see, hear, taste, touch and smell. 
    • This is ignoring messages from our body.
    • The first step to connect with your body is to respect it.

  • Stop yo-yo dieting. 
    • Bouncing back and forth between dieting plans can cause depression -- a hopeless attitude about yourself or feelings of isolation.   
  • Dieting creates the bad habit of being tense at mealtime. Relax and enjoy the taste  of your food.
Intuitive thinking is your connection to natural inner strength. Sometimes we call it common sense.
It feels like a calm awareness. 

  • Imagine being relaxed when you sit down to eat. That's intuitive eating.



#janebernard

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get Physical.

Get physical at mealtime. 

Intuitive eating is physical.

Being physical when we eat means connecting with what we sense and what we feel.  

The feeling we all look for is happiness. Happiness isn't complicated. Sharing a smile, a song or eye contact keeps energy of happiness bouncing around us. The intuitive way to feel this is by being grateful. Being grateful is how to feed your heart. Gratitude, importantly, reduces the risk of emotional eating.

  • Be grateful before you put any food into your mouth.  Feed your heart first by remembering that you are not homeless, at war, or ill. 
  • Feed your heart by being thankful for the chance to be thankful.
Then, turn your brain off.  Eating is not intellectual.
Whenever possible, take pleasure in the food you eat. Intuitive eating is a spontaneous physical response to the moment. How do we trust being spontaneous when so much hinges on our responses? 

  • Eat with an attitude of dignity and comfort. Make this attitude your priority at mealtime.
Respond to eating with your 5 physical senses. As a result, you will enhance automatic intuitive nudges.  When food is in front of you, before you eat, be grateful for food on your plate, and then:

    • See what you are eating . 
      •  Notice portion size. Do not eat any serving bigger than your fist. 
  • Connect with your body
    • When yo enjoy food, digestive enzymes are more efficient and more calories are burned. 
    • Eat only up to your physical comfort level. Stop when you feel good, which is before you feel full.
  • Listen to your thighs, your gut and your heart and you will eat wisely. Ignore your head. 
    • Eating is physical. It's like putting gas in the car. 
      • It doesn't matter what's playing on the radio inside the car. The goal is to fill the tank with gas for power.
        • Your head does not know what you need to eat; only your body does.
      • Don't overload your body or put in the wrong fuel. 
  • Chew more, taste more, talk more and you will eat less. 
Being physical by being grateful, using your senses more and connecting with your body, will reveal insights about your heart. Being intuitive connects with feelings of self-respect and pleasure. Give yourself every opportunity to be the best you.

Learn more about how to connect with your intution by reading Fine Tuning, Connect With Your Inner Power. Learn more specifically about using natural intuitive insights to stay in sync with your body by reading, Am I Really Hungry, 6th sense diet:Intuitive eating.

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. – Margaret Bonnan