This pretty much sums up intuitive eating. When I tell people that I work with i…
This pretty much sums up intuitive eating. When I tell people that I work with intuitive eating, they always ask “what’s that?” So I’m explaining it here. Basically, intuitive eating is listening to your body. You let your internal hunger/fullness cues dictate what, when, and how much to eat. There are 10 principles of intuitive eating, but the first and most important is to reject the diet mentality. It’s not a diet and the goal is not weight loss. You may lose weight as a positive side effect, but the goal is to improve the relationship with food and rediscover the enjoyment in eating. In the diet mentality, a cookie is labeled as “bad”. When we want a cookie, biology in our brains wires us to be preoccupied with that cookie until we have it. In intuitive eating, we eat the cookie and move on! My best intuitive eating advice is this: just eat the damn cookie!
What’s your best intuitive eating tip?
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