Learning to become BFFs with your hunger cues is SO important to living a life of No Food Rules. That means understanding when you’re hungry and your body needs food, when you’re comfortably satisfied and have no need for grub, and also when you’re full and it’s time to put on the eating breaks and push your plate away. If you’re asking yourself “How the heck do I know that when I literally don’t feel those hunger cues?”don’t worry, that’s a normal question after living with food rules for so long! In this post I am going to tell you how to get hunger cues so you can start living a life of No Food Rules, too!

is SO important to living a life of No Food Rules. That means understanding when you’re hungry and your body needs food, when you’re comfortably satisfied and have no need for grub, and also when you’re full and it’s time to put on the eating breaks and push your plate away. If you’re asking yourself “How the heck do I know that when I literally don’t feel those hunger cues?”don’t worry, that’s a normal question after living with food rules for so long! In this post I am going to tell you how to get hunger cues so you can start living a life of No Food Rules, too!

Step #1 For How To Get Hunger Cues

Stop counting calories, tracking macros, or following food rules

First thing is first, girlfriend: Break. The. Rules. When you follow rules for eating your body stops telling you what it wants and needs because, well, you just don’t listen. It stops giving you those hunger cues when it’s hungry and when it’s full because it’s a waste of energy. Getting rid of those rules and external reasons for eating (I’m looking at you My Fitness Pal!) will allow your body to say “oooooh, no more rules, I can talk to her again and tell her what I need! And, it will start to do just that.

If breaking your food rules sounds like an impossible task I want you to take a second and download my free roadmap to breaking food rules. This e-book will walk you through the exact, proven framework that I personally used to start living with No Food Rules and now teach to my clients so that they can do the same! Snag that e-book here!

And, while you’re at it, take a second and pin this post to your Pinterest board. Share this hunger cue goodness with your frans, ’cause sharing is caring, right??

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Step #2

Give your body consistent, adequate energy

This means giving your body enough food throughout the day, and frequently. When you have sporadic intake, like going long periods of time without eating or without eating enough, your hunger cues essentially shut off. Your body literally thinks that it’s being starved. And, if it’s being starved, what’s the point in giving hunger cues? There IS NO FOOD when you’re being starved, right?! Ya gotta show your body it’s NOT being starved. And to do that you need to eat ENOUGH and FREQUENTLY!

Step #3

Get familiar with the hunger scale

Now that you’ve broken your food rules and are getting enough energy frequently, let’s hone in on those hunger cues!! It’s time to get familiar with what being on “empty” feels like and what “stuffed” feels like. It’s normal to only know these extremes when first learning how to get hunger cues, but the idea is to inch inwards on the hunger scale so that you can understand what being satisfied, neutral, and needing food without getting HANGRY feels like! You can find the hunger scale I’ve created for myself and my clients in the free e-book here!

There you have it, girlfriend, 3 SUPER SIMPLE steps on how to get hunger cues. Don’t forget to download that e- book, which has loads more nuggets of wisdom to help you through this process.

3 steps to get hunger cues

Leave a comment with ONE food rule you know you need to break and what you plan of attack is to do that! My biggest food rule was counting calories, for SURE. First step was DELETING MyFitnessPal! And, let me tell you, life is SO much better without that (and all other!) food rule! Can’t wait for you to experience it, too!

XOXO

-Colleen

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