I eat intuitively. No "breakfast for the past 35 years", and I look and feel good.

by Regina Kessy
(United Kingdom)

As soon as I was independent from my parents who LITERALLY forced breakfast down my throat I never really felt the urge to eat before 11 or 12 noon every day. Some days even later depending on when I had my last meal the night before.



The ‘breakfast as the most important meal of the day’ wisdom seems totally lost on me because my body doesn’t ask for anything when I wake up and I therefore trust and honor that signal. I refuse to believe that there is a one size fits all eating style because we all lead different lifestyles and use fuels differently. In my case for instance, breaking the fast later (note-‘break & fast’) forces the body to use up the stored energy in form of fat deposits, which otherwise would be just enjoying the ride on my skeleton.

As much as I love food particularly dark chocolates, I try to remember that we are supposed to ‘eat to live’ and not the other way round. There are way too many problems in the world, which we as human community can help overcome if we are of health bodies and spirit.



Indeed it is very sad that we live in a world where almost a billion are dying because of over-abundance of food whilst another billion or more are dying from lack of sufficient nutrition. What happened to compassion to self and others?

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May 12, 2015
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Our bodies are not garbage bins!
by: dr.r.kessy@gmail.com

I am happy that my contribution from 2010 has had some responses. Honestly it all starts and ends with LOVE. We must love our bodies and give them the fuel that they ask for. No body appreciates junk because it kills the good guys in our GI system whose function is to process the food and keep us alive.

Professor Tim Spector, a genetic epidemiologist is reminding us to 'just eat naturally' because
'We do not eat ONLY for ourselves.' Feeding the good bugs with natural food is really simple and cheap.

When I have doubts I usually look in the nature for answers. Other animals eat and stop but WE [humans] keep at it because processed food is dead and therefore cannot optimally power our cells!

EAT NATURALLY, TREAT YOUR BODY AS A UNIQUE GIFT and ENJOY YOUR SHORT TRAVEL HERE ON EARTH....

Regina

May 11, 2015
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Attuned Eating
by: Cari

Regina - you're so right, when you listen to and honor your unique body, it speaks to you and tells you what it needs. If we all did that (what we all did naturally as children), we'd all stay the size we're meant to be...whatever that is!

May 11, 2015
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Attuned Eating
by: Cari

Regina - you're so right, when you listen to and honor your unique body, it speaks to you and tells you what it needs. If we all did that (what we all did naturally as children), we'd all stay the size we're meant to be...whatever that is!

Oct 12, 2010
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Life coach, Guru
by: Anonymous

Very true, re-eating late.
I do have a thing for evening meals. I can go the whole day without food but I have NEVER been able to sleep without eating.
I am not slim by nature to be honest. I exercise moderately, love walking and I am generally careful about sugar content in my food.
Rule of thumb is, to actually respect what the body wants. Unfortunately a lot of people have lost the inner "ear' with which to listen to own needs.

Oct 09, 2010
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You are exactly right -- but you don't know why
by: sacoxsamuel@yahoo.com

It seems that you are a naturally thin person from your comment. How do I know? Because you react as though eating has something to do with hunger. Our whole world teaches us to disregard hunger. In your case, you were forced to eat breakfast even though you had no hunger. Most children learn to survive without hunger -- and eat too much to prevent hunger -- because their hunger was never taken into account. It was more important to eat based on (choose one) the clock, the company, Mom's availability, snack rules, belief systems, etc.
Here's some more useful info. If you're a night person anyhow, chances are that you eat more at night and never have any hunger in the morning. If you really want to add breakfast to your life, try eating your evening meal earlier. But, bottom line, you're doing it right. 1) eat when you're hungry; 2) eat exactly what you want; 3) stop when the taste disappears.

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