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How To Lose Weight By Eating For Energy
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How To Lose Weight By Eating For Energy


Are you bewildered when intuitive eating guides tell you to eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full? It can be a difficult skill to relearn after years of dieting and/or bingeing. One entirely different way to eat the right amount for your body is to change the goal from -getting full of food- to -eating for energy-.

Food is fuel, but that sounds so sterile. A more exciting and empowering approach is to eat feel great. Eat until you feel light and full of energy. When you use this method, you don-t even have to think about the amount of food in your stomach.

When you sit down to eat; ask your body to let you know when it has had enough. Pay close attention with each bite. You will get a subtle, but clear, message to stop when your body has had enough. You may even think you-re making it up. The message will often come after just a small amount of food.

When you experiment by following your �full� signal and stop eating at that point, you will find yourself feeling light and energized. You may not even feel a difference in your stomach at all.

Make it a practice to give your body just what it needs�not too much�not too little.

As you eat, ask yourself if you need more energy�

* Will you feel better, lighter, more energized if you eat this bite?
* Will you feel comfortable and satisfied?
* Or will you feel heavy, tired, too full?

The body has amazing powers of self-regulation and will communicate its needs to you if you will listen.

At first it may feel strange to eat this way. Over time though, you will find that�

* Your energy levels are soaring.
* You are not getting sleepy after you eat.
* You feel less fuzzy.
* You feel more replenished by food.
* Fresh, unprocessed foods become more and more appealing to you and make you feel better.
* You are more creative.
* You feel happier and more at peace with yourself.
* Extra pounds have dropped away easily and effortlessly.

In the beginning it may seem like paying so much attention to your hunger and energy takes a lot of time and attention. Just remember that the skills you-re learning will set you free from obesity and diet craziness for the rest of your life.

About The Author
�2006 Nancy Hill has helped thousands break free from the nightmare of dieting with her ebook, "Undieting - 11 Simple Steps to Reclaim Your Body and Your Life." Get your free Undieting Newsletter subscription at http://www.undieting.com and discover how intuitive eating makes it easy to live at your ideal weight without ever dieting again.
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Submitted August 22nd, 2008