Intuitive and Mindful Eating: Improve Your Relationship with Food
Have you ever felt lost and confused when trying to make healthy food choices? Frustrated or defeated? Do you wish you could just enjoy food without worrying whether it is good or bad?
It’s time to end the fight against food and instead achieve a positive relationship free of constraints and rules. There are a few approaches that help you get there; intuitive and mindful eating are both strategies that are aimed at cultivating a positive and pleasurable relationship with food. These approaches offer freedom from the endless cycle of dieting by rejecting the diet mentality. By integrating the connection between mind, body and food, each individual is able to become the expert of their own body.
“Enjoy eating food. Not too much not too little. Mostly what satisfies you” – Intuitive Eating (E. Tribole)
There are 10 principles of intuitive eating explained in detail on the intuitive eating website that can be summarized into 3 core characteristics:
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This approach allows us to be fully present while we eat and really savour the experience. Notice that during this exercise you’re not being asked to think, only notice the senses you are experiencing. This is what it means to eat mindfully.
How Intuitive and Mindful Eating Can Help You
Do you want to improve your relationship with food? If so, a more intuitive and mindful approach could improve your journey towards a positive relationship with food. If you are interested in learning more and discussing how this approach might help you, let’s schedule a no-strings-attached 30-minute call with me to get going on this.