Eat by time; not by hunger.

Intermittent Fasting Destroyed My Hunger Cues

2 years of Intermittent Fasting destroyed my hunger cues.

I would drown my morning hunger in coffee and collagen peptides (50 calories or less!) for such a long time that when I made the conscious decision to stop intermittent fasting, it was REALLY hard. The hardest part of becoming an intuitive eater, if I’m really being honest. Proof of the incredible stronghold diet culture had over my own intuition.

Intermittent Fasting has become a socially-accepted way to not eat when you’re hungry. The sad thing is I knew it would trigger my disordered eating, but I did it anyway. I followed the masses and let dreams of a skinnier waist overtake all my own reasonable knowledge about good health & balanced wellness.

Now when I honor my morning hunger cues and enjoy a delicious breakfast, I truly appreciate how far I’ve come in my recovery journey. It IS possible to get out of that pit of dieting. It IS possible to take back the reins of control and unshackle yourself from an industry that constantly tells you that you’re not good enough. You CAN cancel programs that insist you don’t know how to eat on your own so you should follow their rules of restriction.

The thing is, friend, YOU already have the God-given intuition to decide for yourself WHEN and WHAT you eat. Our bodies were created to be amazing! So why don’t we trust them? Diet culture.

Feeling Stuck?

If you’re stuck in the murky middle of knowing diet culture isn’t serving you well—yet scared to try Intuitive Eating, join my next session of Gain Wellness. This is my 5-week beginner’s course for helping you shift your mindset and build the confidence you need to leave diet culture in the dust. Learn more about Gain Wellness by clicking here.

Meridith Oram
Meridith Oram is an ACE-Certified Health Coach at Love Yourself Towards Healthy where she helps chronic dieters heal their relationship with food, fitness and body image. She is also the creator of Gain Wellness, a 5-week behavioral change program to unlearn diet culture, stop negative self-talk and set wellness goals---not appearance goals. Follow Meridith at @loveyourself2healthy on all social channels.

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