I think we’ve all heard that portion control is key to weight loss, because even too much ‘healthy’ food can still lead to eating too many calories.

This is true but the mistake here is that we’re so tuned out to our body’s messages, we can’t hear what it’s trying to tell us.

Our bodies have amazing internal energy regulation systems that let us know what types of foods we need at different times of the day, month, and year.

There’s a concept of ‘bio-individuality’ which states that we’re all unique and have different needs, preferences, and that no one way of eating works for everyone. Some people need higher carbs, some need higher protein.

Listening to your body and doing what works best for you is the best ‘diet’ that you can possibly follow. But we’ve been ignoring our hunger and fullness cues for so long, we can’t hear the messages our body is trying to send us.

We eat by the clock and we determine we’re full when our plate is empty. We don’t pay attention while we’re eating and we tune out to the experience of eating.

This is why it’s critical to develop and maintain a strong mind-body connection.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor or Registered Dietitian. The information presented is purely to share my experience and for entertainment purposes. As always, check with a doctor before making any fitness or nutrition changes. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any activities or ideas from this site.