So what is the hunger-fullness scale and why should we use it as a guide or a stepping stone to eating freedom?
Well for one thing, my favorite thing of all about this scale is that it’s really a felt sense within. Not another thing you have to read about and follow by studying a book.
This scale is something that’s felt in the body, with no absolute definition. It’s subjective.
It means you are the one in the driver’s seat…or really, your body is. Your mind and your “plans” are not in charge.
Your physical feeling sense of empty and full is the one in charge. Not your EMOTIONAL FEELINGS, either.
This contact with physical sensation has to include the part of you willing to slow down, check in with your inner sense of satiation, and honor it deeply.
In today’s video I answer a few questions I get about the Hunger-Fullness scale and talk about it a little more.
The Hunger-Fullness Scale can hold all diet plans, ways of eating (vegetarian, vegan, meat-eater, and any kind of format for eating, weight watchers or a diet if that’s where you are right now).
It can accompany any way of eating that eliminates some foods and adds in others. Always, the body and the sense of honoring it’s guidance leads the way.
You don’t have to be there instantly.
Just know about this scale of awareness, and practice.
You may have had your head, or counting, measuring, weighing and other methods of portioning food or following rules lead the way and be in charge for a very long time.
This is about seeing the freedom built into you as a human. This freedom and feeling gives you exactly what you need when it comes to boundaries and guidance with eating, if you’re willing to feel it.
And if you are not willing….you might ask yourself why not? What would override your hunger-fullness boundaries?
Whatever would override this scale is deeply worthy of exploring. It’s difficult to do at first, but oh so possible.
It’s so powerful, that turning towards it to look and understand whatever would override NOT EATING when you aren’t hungry and EATING when you are, can result in immense insight and awareness.
If you follow this hunger-fullness scale, you automatically return to the simplicity of eating when hungry, and stopping when full. No diet or control of any kind is necessary.
And as for inquiry…..this is very, very important. You have to know how to identify what takes you away from the natural process of the hunger-fullness scale within, and then question it.
If you’d like with guidance through the tool called The Work of Byron Katie for this process of inquiry, you might love the Seven Day Course for Dingalings. It’s helping people go through this profound practice one bite-sized amount at a time, for a week. Sign up for it here.