When Did We Stop Listening To Our Bodies

In this world of instant everything and quick fixes we have stopped listening to our bodies?  We have all the latest and greatest apps, fit gadgets, diet pills, diet plans, yada yada yada.  We have effectively made a giant mountain out of a what is really a mole hill.

Over the last three months I have spent so much time trying to learn myself and what kind of program I can stick too for my over all health and well being.  The fact is that I like food and I can eat a lot, and in some cases I over do it, so the last three months have been trial and error as to what is going to work for me and what I can stick with as a lifestyle.  I started with the counting calories, but I don’t want to have to do that for the rest of my life or feel like I am restricted.  I tried sticking to a  diet and nutritional plan but that again is not anything that I can stick to for the long term.  Then it hit me, eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m satisfied.  This over the last two weeks has been a very simple rule for me to live by to which I can carry out for a very long time.  It’s not something that is exhausting and time consuming like counting calories or sticking to a rigid diet.  That’s when it occurred to me that we have gotten to the point where we don’t trust our bodies to tell us what it needs.  We don’t trust our bodies that have been through thousands of years of evolution instead we put our trust into a Fitbit or an iPhone app.  I think its time we get back to basics and start listening to what our bodies are telling us.