If you have ever been caught up in the world of dieting, then you might have experience with taking someone else's advice over your own body's wisdom. "They" may have told you what to eat, what to avoid, when to eat and how much of it you should have. And, you probably went along with it...for a while, because it was easier than trusting yourself. It was better, for a while, to let someone else drive, because then you wouldn't have to be responsible.
But, it didn't last forever. It couldn't. Because it wasn't sustainable. It wasn't YOU.
That is because you are a unique individual with your own unique
preferences. Did you know that? You have your own internal blueprint
telling you what is appropriate for you in taste, timing and quantities.
Who could POSSIBLY know you better than you??? Certainly not the diet
guru "expert of the week". I have been employed in the fitness industry
for several years. I used to put clients on meal plans. And yeah, they
did what I said...for a while. But, it got old. And, eventually, they
rebelled. Can't say I blame 'em. Had I spent my time and energy
empowering them to make the right choices specific to their own body
chemistry, things would have turned out differently.
afraid? Are you afraid to let go and trust yourself because you don't
think you'll make the "right" choices? Maybe you won't...in the
beginning. Who cares! We all have to start somewhere. Think about the
first time you wrote your name. The letters were probably misshapen and
sloped "downhill". But, you kept doing it. You kept practicing. Now, you
can write your name effortlessly without even thinking much about it.
Learning to trust your hunger, preferences and satiety signals are no
different. It's a process, just like learning to walk, writing your name
or driving a car. Lots of things can be unlearned, and learned.
Give yourself a chance. You're worth the effort!