I have always been intrigued (and a little irritated) by the statement "listen to your body" regarding eating & exercise. I wondered: "does my body really speak?" And, if it does, doesn't it want to sit on the couch eating donuts?
Since embarking on a quest to be healthier (not just skinnier), I have gradually become more in-tune with my body. It has taken 10 months of ups and downs, and very gradual moves forward and backwards, but I think that I can finally hear a tiny little murmur from my body requesting more or less food and even more or less exercise.
Please let me know if you hear your body and what it says!