What is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating is the most effective and lasting nutritional approach to your health.
Intuitive Eating is a method that teaches you to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are comfortably full.
Intuitive Eating helps you integrate the messages of your body with your thoughts and behaviors and ultimately puts YOU in charge of your body and its health.
Research consistently shows that diets do not work, but the problem is we live in a world where our entire perception of health and fitness is molded by a diet mindset. Many of us reach the point where we are done with obsessing about what, how much, and when to eat each meal and snack. We know there must be a better way, but walking away from dieting means letting of many pre-conceived “truths”, and intuitive eating can feel radical!
Learning to eat intuitively neutralizes foods so there are no “good” or “bad” foods. You get to decide if, when and how much of that cake, piece of chicken or chips you will enjoy. When you first allow yourself the freedom to eat without guilt, your choices may skew towards heavier and more “fun” or “play” foods — that is okay and totally normal. You cannot learn to eat intuitively without neutralizing all foods.
Intuitive eating helps people rid themselves of the diet mentality by learning to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, trust their own inner wisdom, and ultimately make peace with food and discover true satisfaction in eating.
Here are THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF INTUITIVE EATING:
- Reject the Diet Mentality
- Honor Your Hunger
- Make Peace with Food
- Challenge the Food Police
- Respect Your Fullness
- Discover the Satisfaction Factor
- Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food.
- Respect Your Body
- Exercise — Feel the Difference
- Honor Your Health — Gentle Nutrition
These are the ten guiding principles, but learning and integrating these principles takes time and lots of personal experimentation. The real beauty in intuitive eating is that you approach it from a place of exploration and discovery. There are no mistakes, but only learning opportunities and a chance to undo preconceived notions about what is good or right for your body.
Because it can be so difficult to go it alone and change your thinking and your eating habits, I have created two solutions to help people looking to become more of an Intuitive Eater and to learn to follow these 10 principles.
Solution 1: Join my FREE Facebook Group called, Eat. Live, Nourish.
Solution 2: Register for the Intuitive Eating Basics Program.
This program delivers even more … you are part of a group that includes video lessons and a monthly group coaching call (Live with me, Erica Leon) as well as guest speakers, handouts, resources and more. Intuitive Eating Basics offers more support and even training to help you develop those Intuitive Eating Skills and habits.
Learn more about the Intuitive Eating Basics Program.
Come join me in your journey towards food freedom and body peace with my online intuitive eating programs.