Principles of intuitive eating
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Eating or not eating certain foods doesn’t make us good or bad people, according to the philosophy of intuitive eating.
The number on the scale doesn’t make us good or bad people—it’s just a number. It’s so much easier to come to these realizations when you aren’t worrying about every bite you put in your mouth.
Intuitive eating involves coming to peace with your body’s needs, letting go of the guilt associated with eating and ending the struggle of rules.
The end result of intuitive eating has nothing to do with your weight.
With mindful eating, there is no explicit rejection of dieting.
Intuitive eating rejects the diet mentality altogether—that’s the biggest difference.
When you are in touch with your body’s needs and desires, you honor those without judgment and start to see the ridiculousness of trying to get smaller at all costs.
Dieting isn’t sustainable. Quick-fix plans cannot deliver lasting results.
The first principle of intuitive eating is to stop dieting—and to stop believing society’s messages that quick-fix plans can deliver lasting results.
This is not a diet. Intuitive eating is an approach to health and food that emphasizes learning to give your body what it needs.
It doesn't involve rules related to how or what to eat, but it's based on a few principles.
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