Many people hear the term “Natural Eating” and immediately assume it’s about eating whole grains and non-processed foods or has something to do with organics or locally grown produce, etc. Well, those are all great ideas and your body will love you for eating as unprocessed as possible, but…that’s not what we mean when we say “Natural Eating.” “Natural Eating,” also more recently dubbed “Intuitive Eating,” refers to the simple process of eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full.
As a natural eater, you are conscious of your body’s signals of hunger, fullness, lightness, energy, or bloating, lethargy, fatigue and heaviness.These are your cues about what your body likes and needs vs. what it doesn’t. In a natural eating approach, you honour those cues and are drawn to choose foods that allow you to feel light, full, and energized after eating rather than heavy, bloated, and pooped out. It’s all the old confusing diet mentality messages that make this process harder than it needs to be. CEDRIC’s Natural Eating Workbook is a perfect resource to help you understand the thought process behind using food to cope and being a natural eater.