How to Tap Into Your Body’s Hunger Cues

October 19, 2021
How to Tap Into Your Body’s Hunger Cues

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Last week we looked at intuitive eating, and the feedback has been amazing!

One of the biggest questions we got was… how do I actually tap into my body’s cues?

Well … it begins through a process called MINDFUL EATING.

And the first step in intuitive eating has to do with overeating.

The fact is, a lot of us end up overeating because we eat way too fast.

We have an automatic “shut off” response built into our bodies … but a lot of us override it because we don’t give it time to kick in!

That can mean we end up eating more food than we meant to – and more than we need.

Not only do we take in too much food with each bite AND eat too fast ... but we also don’t chew it enough.

This can drag your energy down as your body struggles to digest the excess food. It can also make maintaining your weight a big challenge.

So the first and biggest tip for intuitive eating is to … SLOW DOWN. Take small bites, and take the time to taste and enjoy your food. 

→ It takes about 20 minutes for your body to know it’s full!

If you’re used to eating fast, it can take some time and energy to switch this up.

We’ve all been there … but to speed up results, sometimes you need to SLOW DOWN.

Another tip: If you are tempted to have a second helping, drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes to see if you still want it. If you’re still hungry … have it!

This isn’t about depriving yourself, in fact it’s just the opposite! It’s about honoring your body by learning to key into its messages, so you can give it exactly what it wants and needs.

Action Tips to Slow Down:

How about just for TODAY, you give this a try? Are you up for it?! 

Also, if you want even more guidance and accountability...reach out to your enduraLAB coaches! Our doors are always open!



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