By: Bianca Valle
Timing is always a big debate when it comes to eating. You’ve heard things like, eating first thing in the morning is bad for you or, never eat past 8pm, etc etc. In my nutrition practice, I believe that everyone has their own individual timing, especially when it comes to when they should eat.
In 2020, we have walked such a long way away from being able to trust ourselves and listen to our own bodies. Instead, we have grown accustomed to listening to what friends, non certified ‘nutrition’ Instagramers and health podcasters say about eating and how we should treat our bodies. But, in the end, who is to say what you should do with YOUR body? That is why I urge everyone to take the time to cultivate the beautiful skill of being able to listen to yourself and what your own body asks for, especially when it comes to the timing of eating.
If you wake up and your body feels full and asks to skip breakfast because dinner the night before was heavy, then do so. If your tummy is rumbling mid day and you are starting to feel unpleasant, consider eating something nourishing. If your stomach and intestines are full and tired after a bowl of oatmeal, then you may want to stop eating. Give your body a chance to let it tell you when it needs food and how much, and when it does please listen. We never want to ignore our body’s signals simply because we are following what someone else is saying. So the next time your body tells you something, listen. What it’s saying is much more valuable than what any famous health Influencer can tell you.