Lesson #1 - It's a social construct. We are not born knowing how to do it.
Lesson #2 - Learn to recognize the symptoms leading up to the urge.
Lesson #3 - There's not a "right" frequency or amount.
As comforting as it is to have external rules and permission, you are the only one who knows your body. Just like no professional in the world can tell you how often to go to the bathroom or how much to let out, it’s also unrealistic to expect them to “control” your hunger or to pretend you “failed” if you didn't stick to the meal plan someone else prescribed. Your needs cannot be anticipated - they must be observed and honored accordingly. A good professional can help you recognize and connect with those cues.
Stay nourished friends!
DISCLAIMER: The writing here is for informational and educational purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for individual care. Your needs may vary. or individual support, please contact a provider.
Please note it's been a number of years since I have updated these posts. The content and philosophies may have changed as I've grown as a provider. Please reach out with questions or concerns.
Dietitian, personal trainer, mother, wife, runner, and endurance athlete supporting well-being, one bit and bite at a time