There’s a lot of buzz in the health and wellness space about Intuitive Eating, but what is intuitive eating? Today I’m breaking down the information and giving you several steps you can take to get started…
In my spare time, I like to write. And sometimes, I write for other publications to spread my nutrition cheer for more to hear! I always share the articles I write on my Facebook page, but this time, this article is near and dear to my nutrition beliefs, practice, and daily life, so I wanted to let you in!
I’m talking about intuitive eating…
What is intuitive eating?
Intuitive eating is exactly what it sounds like: eating by listening to your body, following your innate hunger and satiety cues, and indulging in what your body craves. Intuitive eating helps you restore the wisdom with which you were born when it comes to food.
And my favorite part… intuitive eating drops the diet mentality. All dieting rules are eliminated.
Instead of counting calories, grams of carbohydrates or fat, you honor your hunger.
Instead of eliminating or restricting food groups because it’s the latest dieting trend, all foods fit.
Instead of viewing foods as “good” or “bad,” you recognize that food is inherently neutral.
So think about this…
You ate dinner, put the kids to bed and find yourself standing in front of the open fridge searching for something sweet. You spot the leftover cupcakes from your child’s birthday party, tempted to indulge in that immediate sugar rush you get from sweets, but tell yourself “No, eating a sugary, fattening cupcake is bad.” You unhappily skip the cupcake and choose a “good” sliced apple with peanut butter to “satisfy” your sweet tooth.
Thirty minutes later, you’re back in the kitchen grabbing a couple of squares of dark chocolate, internally justifying it to yourself because dark chocolate has antioxidants, so it’s “good.”
Ten minutes after that, you give in and eat the cupcake, scarfing it down without savoring any of sugary sweetness you were looking for in the first place. You immediately feel guilty, shameful and disgusted with yourself, vowing to “eat clean” tomorrow.
Does this sound familiar?
If you’ve been a victim of dieting on and off for years, then you’re in the right place. You can stop dieting for good and learn to trust your body to nourish itself properly.
Click here to find out three cornerstones of intuitive eating and the steps you can take TODAY to become an intuitive eater…
Then contact me today if you’re ready to break up with dieting for good!
Aren’t you ready to trust yourself and feel confident in your skin?
I’m rooting for you…
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