The "gut instinct." Funny how that has been a trigger for making decision and shown the test of time. That statement almost makes it seem as if the gut has a brain of its own, interesting enough in a way it actually does.
Intuitive eating is the ability to let your intuition choose what, when, and how you will eat based on what your body needs and wants in that moment in time. Intuitive eating can only take place in a present state of mind. Conditioned choices are influenced by the past and restriction is influenced by future expectations.