What is intuitive eating? Intuitive Eating is a process-based approach that teaches you how to have a healthy relationship with food, wherein you become the expert of your own body. You will learn how to trust your ability to meet your needs, to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, and to develop body wisdom.

Making Peace With Food

We know you want to lose weight and intuitive eating can help you to call a truce, stop the food fight!  Give yourself unconditional permission to eat.  If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing.

When you finally “give in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating and overwhelming guilt.

Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating under 1000 calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake.  The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting and weight loss obsession has created.  The police station is housed deep in your psyche and its loudspeaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments.  Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.

Reject The Diet Mentality

To finally feel at peace with your body and the expectation of being a particular weight or you can never be happy.

Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently.  Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight.  STAY OUT OF THE WEIGHT LOSS HALL OF SHAME!

If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover intuitive eating.

Respect Your Body

Women experience an average of 15 negative thoughts about their body each day while 97% of women admit to having at least one “I hate my body” moment each day.  Constant focus on weight loss will not make you feel satisfied and content with yourself or with life.

It is important to accept your genetic blueprint.  Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile and uncomfortable to have the same expectation with body size.  But mostly, respect your body so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.

Read: 10 Major Principles of Intuitive Eating

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