Listen To Your Body

 2 minute read from ICON Meals collaborator, Meal Prep On Fleek!

One of the most important things we can do is to listen to our bodies. That’s what intuitive eating is all about! So even though we THINK we would love to eat a burger or a donut every single day, the truth is it could be too much for our bodies. They are wise enough to know what we need, when we need it and where’s our limit. We just have to pay attention.

Have you ever felt that you’ve eaten too much, let’s say… chocolate, that all of a sudden you can’t even smell it? That’s what happens when we overflow ourselves with the same food; the pleasure vanishes and you just get tired of it . Even if we go the other way around! Imagine the only food you have is a bunch of vegetables. Veggies for breakfast, veggies for lunch, veggies for snacks, veggies for dinner. Well, your body will ask for something else, probably the opposite just to take a break from that eating routine.

In order to feel good when it comes to food, it’s essential to maintain the balance. We have to fuel our bodies with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. That's why some days you might want to eat junk food and other days you’ll prefer healthier foods instead, like veggies, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. And it’s ok to treat yourself with carbs every now and then. The key relies on allowing yourself the opportunity to choose what you want. That’s what freedom is about, right? 

So don’t deprive yourself from eating what your body’s requesting. If you are craving a donut, go eat it! If you are craving an apple, go for it. Just enjoy!

Tell us, what would you like to eat today? 

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