Listen to Your Body
Listening to your body will keep you safe and healthy.
The body is very intelligent.
It breathes on its own, digests food, cleans wastes, tells you when you are full, and heals itself whether from a cold, or a cut, so you don’t need to think about it.
Your body will tell you what it needs and when it needs it.
One example is food. Your body will tell you when it is hungry.
It is important to listen to your body when you are no longer hungry, otherwise the pleasure of eating will override and cause you to overeat. This seems simple, but many people do not listen to their body when it comes to eating.
Also, as a guideline, eat until you are 2/3rds full, so you do not overeat.
How will you know?
You will feel content or almost full because you will not be hungry, but you will not be in uncomfortable pain from overeating.
Your body will put you in pain for overeating because the body has to work extra hard and the body is telling you to stop eating already.
The best way to feel good and not gain weight is to eat when you are hungry, and stop eating when you are no longer hungry. This also goes the same for not eating when you are not hungry as opposed to eating just for the sake of eating.
Another example is injury.
The body will send you signals of throbbing pain when you are hurt and should not play a sport, work out, or do anything rough with that part of the body.
Not listening to your body and continuing to play sports or do rough movements may cause further injury.
Imagine if you never felt pain.
You would never know when your body needs to recover or not.
The other day I worked out my upper body and now my body is sore.
As a suggestion, do not work out the parts of the body that are sore in order to let your body recover from the workout.
Once your body has stopped giving you the pain of soreness, the body is telling you that you are free to work out again.