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Everyday Tips for Healthy Living: Listen to Your Body

Posted Sep 14 2009 9:49am

Are you treating your body like a master or a slave? Sometimes we drag our bodies around, telling them what to do, what to eat, what not to eat and how much to eat as if they have no say in the matter.

Being a mindful eater is not about a prescribed diet that we force upon our bodies, but an attitude of being open and receptive to the body’s signals. When we brush off our body’s innate cues of hunger, fullness or neediness, we stamp into our brains that the body is “less intelligent” than the mind. If we truly listen, we find that the human body is intelligent beyond measure, and knows exactly what we need at every given moment.

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