Forget the rules, restrictions, and control! Intuitive eating is an approach developed to help people heal from the side effects of dieting. We are born as intuitive eaters, it isn’t until rules and restrictions (DIETS) are set around food that we lose our inner intuitive eater. Diets often result in repercussions – labeling food as good and bad, restriction leading to binging, feelings of failure if you eat a “bad” food. An intuitive eater honors their hunger, respects fullness, and enjoys the pleasure of eating. Listen – really listen. Focus on the diverse, delicious, nutritious foods you CAN have, rather than what a diet tells you, you can’t have! When you eat nutrient dense whole foods, focus on how well you feel and realize you deserve to feel like the best version of yourself! Be kind and nurture yourself. Eat well to feel well and this will inspire you to exercise and motivate you to sleep soundly. It’s a journey to get back to intuitive eating and it starts with rejecting diet mentality and make peace with food by allowing unconditional permission to enjoy and eat all kinds of food. The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating
- Reject Diet Mentality
- Honor Your Hunger
- Make Peace with Food
- Challenge the Food Police
- Respect Your Fullness
- Discover the Satisfaction Factor
- Honor Your Feelings without Using Food
- Respect Your Body
- Exercise – Focus on How You Feel
- Honor Your Health
Let’s build BETTER NUTRITION not perfect nutrition.
Reference: Intuitive Eating by E. Tribole and E. Resch.