The concept of intuitive eating
Diets and restrictions are all over the place. Blogs, social medias, every week you read about this new miraculous method that will change your life forever.If you feel tired about all the different options available, maybe this is a good time for you to try intuitive eating.
10 principles of intuitive eating
Reject the Diet Mentality.
Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, & permanently. Say no to fad diets & rigid rules around eating.
Honour Your Hunger.
Keep your body fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Don’t ignore your hunger cues.
Make Peace with Food.
Restriction often leads to overeating, so give yourself permission to eat all the foods without guilt.
Challenge the Food Police.
The Food Police (your psyche) monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created. Stop equating your worth to the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ you ate.
Respect Your Fullness.
Listen to your body, assess your hunger levels during your meal and stop eating when full.
Discover the Satisfaction Factor.
Food and the eating experience should promote pleasure and satisfaction.
Honour Your Feelings Without Using Food.
Find ways to comfort, nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Search for the core of your emotional eating.
Respect Your Body.
Accept your genetic blueprint and respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. Your worth does not increase as your size decreases.
Exercise and Feel the Difference.
Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. You don’t need to be at the gym, a walk in the park is a great option too.
Honour Your Health.
You don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. Choose nutrient dense foods most of the time while allowing for some indulgences without guilt.