We were all born intuitive eaters. Whether bottle or breast fed, we naturally ate when feeling hungry and stopped eating when comfortably full. As toddlers, we ate a variety of foods with more curiosity and less judgement. We started out in life intuitively connected to our body’s biological cues of hunger, fullness and satisfaction.
But as we grow up, many of us start to attach other needs and desires to food. Turning to food for emotional reasons instead of biological hunger can wreak havoc on our ability to connect back to our healthy instincts around food. We can easily spend years out of balance living in a chronic cycle of dieting, overeating, undereating, or emotional eating - and it makes us feel awful.
I spent many years at war with food and my body image. Thankfully, I discovered Intuitive Eating and ended my lifelong battle with chronic dieting. Healing my anxiety around food and learning to value myself beyond a number on a scale freed me to enjoy life with more authenticity and joy.
Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based approach that teaches you to be the expert of your body. Having a healthy relationship with your food, mind and body will allow you to ignore the outside influences that plague our diet obsessed culture. It’s no wonder the two-billion-dollar industry keeps many of us trapped. Unbridled joy and creativity are being stifled when we obsess over food and our bodies. Intuitive Eating can free you from this influence and restore unconditional peace.
What has happened in your life to disrupt a positive mind-body connection?
Is stress around food and your body image diminishing the quality of your life?
As an Intuitive Eating Coach, I want to empower you to end yo-yo dieting once and for all, so your life can be filled with more peace and joy.
Intuitive Eating can improve your well-being and help you:
· Get off the diet roller-coaster for good
· Stop obsessing over food and your weight
· Learn to trust and appreciate your body again
· Connect with your emotional needs
· Savor your food and eat mindfully
Learn more about why dieting usually doesn't work.
The following resources highlight the similarities of Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating:
While learning to live with more peace around food and your body image, we'll incorporate the principles of both Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating.
Here are some Mindful Eating tips to get you started:
Intuitive and mindful eating principles will help you break out of the cycle of emotional or non-hunger eating. Ask yourself these questions anytime you want to eat and are NOT physically hungry:
Intuitive and mindful eating provides a more compassionate, realistic, and forgiving way to work with hunger, food cravings, and our bodies. The first step to unravel from negative thinking attached to diet mentality is to approach from a place of curiosity instead of judgment.
Diets are an outside, temporary fix to an internal emotional imbalance. Together, we'll figure out what you're really hungry for and detach it from food.