A conscious decision to listen
The body listens and reacts to one’s mind thus thoughts, emotions, reactions, and in particular beliefs. In general, and sadly, we grow up with the idea that our bodies and minds are separate systems and believe they function independently. Each piece is connected with all the rest and has an important role to play. If one part malfunctions, it will automatically affect the whole. If the mind is experiencing stress, for example, the body will instantly react and be affected by it.
Intuitive eating is a way of eating that has nothing to do with diets or meal plans but is more about getting back to one’s roots and learning to trust and listen to the body again. Allowing oneself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation and at the same time respecting the own inner wisdom while breaking the cycle of addictions and chronic dieting.
Healthy eating means being conscious of one’s habits, changing or eliminating what is affecting the body, and eating a variety of foods that provide the nutrients one needs to maintain health, feel good and provide energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals.