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All you need to know about intuitive eating

As per Manjari Chandra, intuitive eaters believe that the blame shouldn't be put on "dieters" themselves, but instead on the flawed process of dieting.

Our body is constantly telling us what it needs, what and when to eat and drink when to rest and sleep. Training intuitively simply means listening to your body for similar cues on how to exercise. "Learning to pick up on your body s cues takes practice and a willingness to notice subtle changes in mood, coordination, balance and heart rate variability. Intuitive training also known as autoregulatory training looks at the body for direction on what you should be doing, and how hard you should be working, and when," says Manjari Chandra, Consultant Therapeutic Nutritionist, Manjiri Wellness. Read: Is eating at night making you fat? She adds, "Intuitive eating doesn t impose guidelines about what or when to eat, or what to avoid. Instead, it teaches that you are the best person the only person to make those choices."

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Stop opting for unnatural diets.

Feed yourself with adequate energy and carbohydrates.

Portion control is the key. Avoid going overboard.

If you keep telling yourself that you can't or shouldn't have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing. Chase away the unreasonable rules that dieting has created to return to Intuitive Eating.

Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and your current fullness level.

Eating for an emotional hunger will only make them feel worse in the long run.

Eat intuitively if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.

If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference and be a motivating factor in that moment of time.

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