Did you know that diets have a 95% failure rate? It is not your fault, it’s the diet! The good news is there is a way to get back in tune with your body and its nutritional needs. There is more to our relationship with eating than the food itself. Food can elicit many different emotions for each of us.
Intuitive Eating is based on 10 principles to help you make peace with your plate. These principles are not meant to be rigid rules to follow (like diets require) but to be used as guidelines. They are not necessarily addressed in order, but instead are explored in the way that is most appropriate for the individual. The 10 Principles include:
1. Reject Diet Mentality
2. Honor Your Hunger
3. Make Peace With Food
4. Challenge The Food Police
5. Respect Your Fullness
6. Discover the Satisfaction Factor
7. Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food
8. Respect Your Body
9. Exercise: Feel The Difference
10. Honor Your Health with Gentle Nutrition
Intuitive Eating is NOT a diet and is not meant to be used as a method of weight loss. Instead, it has been developed to shift the focus off of weight and back to trusting your body. Your body will tell you what you need to eat, how much and when.
If you are ready to get off the diet rollercoaster and heal your relationship with Intuitive Eating, please call today.
Please note that Intuitive Eating is usually not appropriate in early stages of Eating Disorder Recovery.