Scientists say “intuitive eating” is better for physical and psychological health, helping to lose weight effectively.
The study reinforces evidence that dieting doesn’t work too well for people who need to lose weight, which seems counterproductive when it triggers negative emotions.
According to Dr. Markey, people should aim to be in tune with their own physiological cues.
Some experts suggest that eating styles may be related to how people feel about themselves.
In new research published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, scientists found that people who intuitively eat are more likely to lose weight and be happy with their bodies than those who limit their intake.
Experts say listening to body signals is more important than adhering to “a diet or a common menu.”
Some people who are on a weight loss regimen often have a habit of fasting.
Many popular diets are also based on ignoring feelings of hunger, focusing on counting calories, and eating at certain times of the day.
For example, intermittent fasting weight loss regimens: limit the time of eating during the day (eat between 6-8 hours and fast for the remaining 16-18 hours) or fast continuously for 16 to 24 hours, twice a week.
Or detox purify the body: fast for one to three days, drink only fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies.
In fact, the application of these draconian diets has brought many negative effects on health, even dieters can lose weight quickly but quickly “fat” again.
Meanwhile, scientists say the right thing to do is to “listen to how the body feels.”
Trusting appetite, eating when feeling hungry is called intuitive eating.