Check your­self to see what way you are real­ly ready to feel in the “ide­al body”.

Intu­ition is not “what the body wants, that’s what I eat,” but the sum of per­son­al expe­ri­ence and acquired knowl­edge in the field of nutri­tion.

Modern reality and nutrition

Indeed, the vast major­i­ty of peo­ple who are not involved in pro­fes­sion­al fit­ness or body­build­ing find it dif­fi­cult to con­stant­ly track calo­ries in the long term: a busy sched­ule, the inabil­i­ty to cook for them­selves, busi­ness trips and a dozen oth­er rea­sons.

If you are one of those who don’t care about count­ing all this, but want to build a use­ful and healthy nutri­tion sys­tem, you will prob­a­bly have to change your eat­ing habits and know some sim­ple nutri­tion rules and fea­tures of dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of prod­ucts.

What is intuitive eating

You def­i­nite­ly have an idea of ​​“intu­itive eat­ing” in the form in which it is brought to the mass­es by ama­teur nutri­tion­ists who say that it is an easy way to achieve sig­nif­i­cant results in los­ing weight or main­tain­ing weight with­out work, con­trol and dis­ci­pline. How­ev­er, not all so sim­ple.

Intu­itive nutri­tion accord­ing to sci­ence is nutri­tion based on knowl­edge about the prop­er­ties and qual­i­ties of foods, ener­gy metab­o­lism, and basic macronu­tri­ents. And also the abil­i­ty to put this knowl­edge into prac­tice and imple­ment it into your dai­ly life in order to get a fig­ure that pleas­es the reflec­tion in the mir­ror.

Take this test to see if you’re ready to effec­tive­ly tran­si­tion from calo­rie-count­ing to intu­itive eat­ing.

7 question test

Answer yes/no.

  1. How long have you been count­ing calo­ries: do you have a lot of expe­ri­ence in this activ­i­ty?
  2. Do you remem­ber by heart the KBJU prod­ucts from your dai­ly diet?
  3. Have you decid­ed on your diet? (“yes” — if you have decid­ed, “no” — if you are still exper­i­ment­ing and decid­ing on the prod­ucts from which you will get the required pro­tein, fiber, healthy fats)?
  4. When choos­ing prod­ucts, do you eval­u­ate them in terms of health ben­e­fits? (“Yes” if the pri­or­i­ty is whole, unprocessed foods, low in calo­ries, rich in macro- and micronu­tri­ents)
  5. Do you know your dai­ly diet by heart and can do with­out table scales and calo­rie track­er soft­ware?
  6. With your cur­rent diet, do you feel good in the gym, are your goals for increas­ing strength and/or los­ing weight being met?
  7. Have you cre­at­ed opti­mal eat­ing habits and reg­u­lar­i­ty so that they ful­ly meet your long-term health goals?

results

If you answered “Yes” to most of these ques­tions, then you can get down to busi­ness and move on to nutri­tion with­out dai­ly calo­rie count­ing.