If you are someone who gets stuck on this myth, stay with me.
It is not surprising that we would worry that listening to our bodies would cause “something bad” to happen. We have been told this implicitly and explicitly since we were 6.
The truth is more complicated.
When we adopt the behaviors of Intuitive Eating. Understand, internalize, and practice them, our weight does what it does.
If you have maintained a certain body weight through the practices of restriction and deprivation, it is very possible that weight normalization will mean weight gain. But there’s so much more to this story.