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.
In today’s society food is often viewed as a means to achieve an ideal body. This creates an internal conflict between societal expectations and the physical, social and emotional aspects of food. Intuitive eating allows us to tune into our motivations for eating; honouring our internal cues such as hunger, fullness and satiety.
1) Reject the diet mentality: Say a big “NO” to the rigid rules of fad diets. Honour your health!
2) Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full: Honouring your hunger will prevent you from reaching extreme hunger and subsequently overeating. Listening to your fullness cues can prevent overeating. Trust your body!
3) Eat to feel good: Eat the foods that make your body feel healthy and happy. Listen to your body!
Removing the Judgement Towards Food
Translating Theory to Action
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.