At one time all of us ate just by listening to our bodies… that’s right, back when we were teeny kids! At this age we were usually offered a variety of different foods, ate when we were hungry and stopped eating when we were full.
However, through learned experiences, well-meaning friends and family, social media, journalism and TV we gradually build rules that we use to regulate our food choices and disconnect us from our body’s internal signals.
These diet rules and restrictions often backfire on our attempts to regulate our intake leading to food obsession, over-eating, guilt and shame. One of the surest outcomes of dieting is slowed metabolism and weight regain.
Intuitive eating is a flexible, adaptive eating style where a wide range of foods are chosen and enjoyed for their satisfaction and energy-giving benefits. Intuitive eaters are connected to their internal signals, so, put simply, eat when they’re hungry and stop eating when they’re full.
Intuitive eating is the attunement of body and mind so that you can cut through the food myths and bargaining often used to choose our food. Eating a wide variety of all the foods available to you that give you pleasure and satisfaction… and who doesn't want that?!
Intuitive eating can be a fairly tricky concept and although it can be achieved by all of us many may benefit from support, guidance and encouragement on the (at times) scary journey to becoming cool with all foods and trusting our bodies to know what they need.
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