You were born an intuitive eater!
Let me tell you a story…
You were born to eat when you were hungry.
And stop when you got full.
You were born with the instinct to choose foods that satisfied you.
You were born knowing how to take care of your body.
And your body has a natural, instinctual way of healing itself.
But then, the big bad diet culture disguised itself as your only source of loving your body, being healthy, and feeling satisfied and accomplished in life.
It taught you to restrict.
To ignore your hunger.
To distrust your body.
And then you thought something was wrong with you when you couldn’t lose the weight you wanted.
When the diet (and the other diet, and the other diet) didn't work.
When you started emotional eating and bingeing.
When you were always hungry because salads and cauliflower rice weren’t filling you up.
NOTHING IS WRONG WITH YOU. YOU ARE PERFECT AS IS.
So tune back into your body and listen to what it actually needs.
Allow yourself to reintroduce intuitive eating into your life.
The Intuitive Eating Principles
The way to address Intuitive Eating is to work through the 10 Intuitive Eating Principles created by Evelyn Tribole.
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
Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition
(You can read more about each of them here)
Each one will take some time to adjust to. You will learn how to deal with the source of your emotions, work through past trauma, appreciate your body, and honor its needs - All of which I cover in depth in my Intuitive Eating Course!