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What is intuitive eating?

Intuitive eating is a framework of eating that forgoes dieting and focuses instead of creating a healthier relationship with food.  The idea is laid out in the book, Intuitive Eating, first published in the 1990’s by two registered dietitians, E. Resch and E. Tribole.  This book was the first to really recognize this approach as a way to achieve a healthier way of living and to lay out a framework for Intuitive Eating.

In many ways Intuitive Eating is a form of self-care.  It focuses on repairing unhealthy relationships with food that are based in rules, restrictions and behaviors such as overeating and bingeing.  Also, it focuses on the idea that there is so much more to physical health than weight.  What goes on in your mind also affects your health as well.  And intuitive eating focuses on both the physical and mental aspects of weight.

How to learn more about intuitive eating?

  1. Read the book.  This is a great place to start because it lays out the basic guidelines and principles that make up this way of approaching eating.
  2. Read some of my blog posts.  In various posts, I tackle some of the principles and share with you how they have worked in my life.  Intuitive eating looks different for everyone, but I hope that in sharing my experience with you, you begin to understand you are not so alone in battling the dieting and weight loss cycle.
  3. Find support.  Intuitive eating is complicated.  And for many of you, dieting has so altered your way of looking at food and desensitized you to your body’s signals that implementing intuitive eating may be difficult.

Join my private Facebook group, Journey to Health with Intuitive Eating. where you will find others in similar situations that are at different points on their journey with Intuitive eating as well as support from me. All for free.

If you need more structure, consider joining my 30-day group coaching program, Building Healthy Habits with Intuitive Eating for a Healthier Happier Life or more personalized coaching with one-on-one sessions.

 

What are the 10 principles of intuitive eating?

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Practicing intuitive eating: NO food is off-limits

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Trusting yourself with intuitive eating

Trusting yourself with intuitive eating is a big part of making the shift in your mindset.  Especially since at the heart of each and every diet is a list of rules and restrictions telling you that you can’t be trusted with your own body.  And […]

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Intuitive eating can be the answer to your weight loss failure

Intuitive eating can be the answer to your weight loss failure

How long have you been dieting?  For me, it feels like my entire adult life.  I think my first “real” diet where I followed a strict calorie count was in my early twenties.  And of course, in that first attempt the weight came off and […]

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Self care to support intuitive eating and a healthy life.

Self care to support intuitive eating & a healthy life

Using Intuitive Eating to support a healthier lifestyle is more than just changing your eating habits.  It’s also based on learning how to take care of yourself through building healthy habits. Having good self care habits in place work to keep you sane when things […]

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Intuitive eating beginnings

I’ve been using Intuitive eating lately to help guide my food choices and it has been a true game changer.  I give my body the fuel it needs and wants, when it wants it.  And, I’ve discovered much including… Less obsession with food Stabilized weight […]

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