We've become so distrustful of our bodies, which is sad because they are magnificently equipped with sensors and systems for monitoring our wellbeing, and ways to alert us when we're off track. For example, if you are dehydrated you experience thirst, and if you are in danger you feel fear. These signals are a result of your body taking in information and giving you feedback that will ultimately keep you alive.
But we've been taught to ignore, distrust and disobey our body's feedback. We stay up late when we are tired. We work when we need to relax. We put off eating when we are hungry.
Our culture is full of messages such as "No pain, no gain," suggesting that suffering is required for happiness – sounds contradictory when put this way, huh?
Your body stops trusting you when you stop trusting it. When you deprive yourself of the types/amounts of food you desire, your body responds with increased thoughts about food and overeating in the presence of food. Your body wants to stock up while the resource is available since it can't trust that it always will be.
What would happen if you started acknowledging your body's feedback? It may be hard to accept that feedback, especially if it's something you've been ignoring or resisting. But the feedback is there for a reason. You can trust your body. It's always been there for you. When you are attuned to your body's needs and honor them consistently, it's amazing how freeing it is to no longer be in a battle against your ally.