As a teacher of Intuitive Eating, I am a big proponent of encouraging you to eat most of the time in accordance with your hunger.
And sure, that will most likely help your body return to it’s natural weight
And of course, it is better for your health because you are following your body’s signals and needs.
But the real reason I encourage you to eat when you are hungry, is because it is the MOST PLEASURABLE way to eat.
Hunger is the best seasoning- Ken Follett
Food tastes better. Eating is more enjoyable. The food you choose is more satisfying.
Eating when you are hungry brings the most JOY.
And why would joy be a factor in how and what you eat?
Because the whole reason you want ANYTHING in life, is in order to feel good.
Because joy is the reason you are here.
Because when you are in a vibration of savoring and delight, you attract more into your life for you to savor and delight in.
Because when you are filled up on pleasure, it is EASY to eat in accordance with your body’s needs. It is EASY to fuel your wonderful body with nourishing foods. Its EASY for you to have a normal, healthy, peaceful, enjoyable relationship with food and yourself.
Because you have to eat everyday for the rest of your life, so why not make it a wonderful part of your existence?
Joy is the key. Seeking out and prioritizing PLEASURE produces endless benefits to your health, your body and your life as a whole.
So sure, you can eat when you are hungry for your health or your waistline.
But eating a food you LOVE, when your body is desiring it, all while taking the time and focus to revel in the deliciousness and appreciate your meal,
eating for the joy, eating for the pleasure
THAT is what is most fulfilling.
THAT is what is going to fill you up.
THAT is what really hungry for.