|06-27-2012, 10:31 AM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
WOE: Anything but fruit. blegh.
Hey everyone : )
We spend so much time researching diets and trying things based on other's opinions that it makes me wonder if we can just go by intuition?
sure, crash dieting isnt recommended, and sure doing VLCD diets arent sustainable over the longhaul; but is it possible to take the diet and exercise plan that in our heads made perfect sense, that we just "knew" would work for ourselves, say "screw you, doctors, screw you scientists and screw you online reviewers" and just do what our intuition tells us?
You know how once in a while you get that feeling that today's gonna be different, and you look for something that you could never do or fit into or wear with your current body shape because you just "know" that if you followed your intuition you'd be there within a month or two?
I mean, what if it works? What if, in a month or two of complete madness you achieved the body you'd always dreamed of? What if you got there and you were so proud of yourself that you just didn't allow yourself to lose what you'd achieved?
Have you ever tried this and then seen something on the internet saying "nope, this couldn't work, you're wrong, it won't last, it's horseapples"? and then even if you were exactly on par to where your intuition said you'd be, the results immediately stopped because a doctor or a personal trainer or a bunch of people on the internet said it couldn't work?
|07-25-2012, 04:21 AM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: May 2009
WOE: IF with carb cycling
Start Date: 24/09/08
I have done intuitive eating in past, there's a ton of information online about it and you could look it up, but my honest opinion on what I have seen in the world of intuitive eating are a few, really a few naturally slim people who can balance their diets very well and litterally 'eat what they want' encouraging a thousand fat and what's most important, unhappy people, repeating that it's just a matter of time.
I don't think it's a matter of time, right now if I was doing things intuitiveli I'd get a slice of a local traditional cake I'm craving. I don't because it's a lot of useless sugar and it can also cause me an allergy. Intuitive eating though would push me to have it. What's right and what's wrong?
I'm not all for rules, I've seen myself that rules don't always work, because they are made by humans and humans do wrong too. But how to know is a rule is right or wrong? Also the same rule can be right for me but wrong for you, we are all different.
Do not be afraid to do your own. If you have a feeling that some rule may be wrong, first go google for different opinions, it may actually be! You may just discover it was really wrong. Study, make your own opinions.
And then experiment things on yourself.
No one can tell you what to do with your life, if you want to try something for a week, do it, it gave you results? Keep it on! It didn't? Change it or leave it altogether for something else.
Just avoid jumping from one fad diet to another just because one single websites says it will cause amazing weight loss, check online reviews on other sites, study!
It's worth doing!