I started my diet experiment with the simple task of muscle testing whether I was hungry or not. Muscle testing is the principle of tapping into the subconscious through the electrical current running through our bodies. By stating a "true" or "false" statement, muscles display strength or weakness depending on your subconscious answer. I say "I am hungry," while standing vertical with my eyes closed. If my body needs food, it agrees with this statement, and I sway forward. If it's a "no," I sway backwards, all without conscious intention.
After a few weeks of this mindful eating, I started to recognize patterns, and actual signs and symptoms of hunger I never knew how to identify. Most importantly, I learned I need a lot less food than I ever thought. This may seem like an extreme or "woo-woo" tactic, but it is just one method of listening to your body's true need for food.