WHAT IS INTUITIVE EATING?
Intuitive eating is a way of eating based on trusting your internal cues instead of external gobbledygook like diet guidelines, guilt, and “should I/shouldn’t I’s.” We were all born with an intuitive eating process pre-installed. How cool is that?! As babies, we cry when we are hungry, and we pull away from the food source when we are full.
We all used to eat intuitively. Amazing!
However, for many of us, negative messages creep into the picture early on and gain steam as we get older. The negative messages have confused our basic instincts as well as complicated our relationship with food. Messages like “clean your plate,” “haven’t you had enough??” and “carrots are good, fat is bad” have really confused things.
Before the unhelpful messages, we intuitively knew when to start eating and when to stop. Well, you can find your way back to your own intuitive way of eating!
If you don’t love it, don’t eat it, and if you love it, savor it.
— Evelyn Tribole
INTUITIVE EATING CONCEPTS
How does intuitive eating work? Here are the basics in a nutshell:
- Ditch the diet mentality
- Respect your hunger
- Stop your fight with food
- Fire the food police
- Listen to your fullness
- Discover satisfaction
- Honor your feelings
- Respect the body you’re in
- Get active to feel the difference
- Honor your own health
I wish we could treat our bodies as the place we live from, rather than regard it as a place to be worked on, as though it were a disagreeable old kitchen in need of renovation and update. — Susie Orbach
IS INTUITIVE EATING RIGHT FOR ME?
Do you you have a confusing relationship with food and eating? Does food and eating cause uncomfortable feelings like … shame, anxiety, and self loathing?
Therapy can help you TRANSFORM your relationship with food and eating.
Having a healthy relationship with food means you are not morally superior or inferior based on your eating choices. —
READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD AND EATING?
Take a look at our therapist bio for Nicole Pattee. Nicole works with intuitive eating, body image, eating disorders, as well as women struggling with these issues in their romantic relationships.
You deserve a better way. Focusing on changing your negative relationship with food and eating will help you become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.
Get started today to see what therapy can do for you!