Introduction to Intuitive Eating
It’s often like clockwork: January 1st is the start of a new diet, or a new lifestyle, or new habits.
Then at some point over the year, despite our best intentions...we fall back into our old habits. The holidays come around again, we overeat but don’t enjoy ourselves, food guilt and negative thoughts occur, and we tell ourselves that “next year will be different!”
What if it didn’t have to be like that?
What if you could eat in a way that makes you feel satisfied, confident, and at peace with food? In a way that didn’t involve tracking and measuring everything you eat, drinking special shakes, or cutting out your favorite foods? What if you could feel better about your body, and nourish and care for yourself in a way that feels good?
Starting in 2021 Nourished Lifestyles is launching a blog series introducing the concept of Intuitive Eating which is an “anti-diet approach” to eating. Written by dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, Intuitive Eating focuses on exploring the thoughts and mental framework we have around food. It brings back the joy and satisfaction of eating, and helps eliminate the guilt, obsession, and fear we often have around food.
Intuitive Eating is based on 10 principles that will each be a featured blog post:
Reject the diet mentality
Honor your hunger
Make peace with food
Challenge the food police
Discover the satisfaction factor
Feel your fullness
Cope with your emotions with kindness
Respect your body
Movement-feel the difference
We will be going into each principle in detail and will explain how they work together to help you improve your relationship with food, exercise, and your body.
This year, break free from the endless cycle of dieting. Learn how to eat in a way that feels good for you and for your body.
If this sounds good to you, join our 6-week online group program on Intuitive Eating. It runs Tuesdays at 4:30pm, starting on January 19th. Learn more and sign-up at this link, or schedule a one-on-one session with one of our dietitians.
Author: Becca Sprague, MS, RD, LD