Intuitive eating is a philosophy that is the opposite of a diet. Rather than place limits on foods or cut out whole food groups, intuitive eating teaches you that YOU know how to make the best choices for your body.
The biggest draw to intuitive eating is the no rules philosophy.
Yes, if you eat intuitively you can eat desserts but there is more to intuitive eating than that. It’s about understanding your body’s signals and listening to them.
It’s about developing a healthy relationship with food.
It’s about avoiding starve / binge cycles.
It’s about ENJOYING YOUR FOOD
It’s about losing the obsession with food.
It’s about being happy.
Intuitive eating has been shown to improve self esteem, body image, and decrease depression and anxiety.
To begin intuitive eating there are great resources like podcasts, books, and YouTube videos to get started. You can also seek help from a therapist or dietitian who specializes in intuitive eating.
If you’re feeling skeptical, I felt the same way. The more I learned about intuitive eating and paid attention to my own thoughts about food the more I’ve come to love and understand intuitive eating. Our culture teaches us that food and hunger are the enemy and that is no way to live.
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