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A Guide on Intuitive Eating

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How to listen to your body's hunger and fullness cues

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A Guide on Intuitive Eating

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A Deeper Look at Intuitive Eating

A Deeper Look at Intuitive Eating

Touted as the “anti-diet,” intuitive eating is all about creating a positive relationship between food and one’s own body.

Principles: 

  • Ditch the diet mentality
  • Respect your hunger
  • Stop warring with food
  • Stop viewing foods as “good or bad”
  • Enjoy what you eat
  • Appreciate your body
  • Exercise
  • Attend to your health with “gentle nutrition”

Having a positive body image and taking a balanced approach to diet are crucial to both your physical and mental health. However, there are some problems that arise with practical application.

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Why Intuitive Eating Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss

Despite being promoted as the “anti-diet,” it is still a diet because it’s a guided approach to how you consume food. And like any diet, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

For some people, for example,  listening to their body ends up with them overeating and gainin...

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Calories Still Matter

Just because you aren’t counting calories when eating intuitively doesn’t mean they don’t matter anymore.

And even if you eat mindfully, it’s really easy to overconsume foods when you have no idea how many calories are in them — regardless of if you’re eati...

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Hunger is Affected by When And What You Eat

  • Like any diet, intuitive eating is a habit you develop. The times you eat every day affect when you will feel hungry. Eating out of habit is different from emotional eating because you’re teaching your body when to be hungry.
  • What you eat can perpetuate hunge...

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Body Image and Health are Separate Issues

You can respect, love, and honor your body at any size. Your self-worth as a person has nothing to do with weight or aesthetics.

But health is another matter. Obesity is irrefutably linked with the increased risk of a host of health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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If you’ve been struggling with intuitive eating and weight gain, it might be time to try a more structured, gradual approach to healthy eating.

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Key principles of intuitive eating

  • Reject the diet mentality. The diet mentality is the idea that there’s a diet out there that will work for you.
  • Respond to your early signs of hunger by feeding your body.
  • Food is not good or bad and you are not good or ba...

Principles of intuitive eating

  • Honor your hunger. Reject the diet mentality, make peace with food and challenge the food police.
  • The act of eating. Respect your fullness, and discover the food delight factor.
  • The emotion of eating. Honor your feelings without using food, and respect yo...

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