Nutrition is the last principle of intuitive eating for a reason!!
If you focus on nutrition too soon, making peace with food and removing good and bad labels from different food groups will be SO much harder.
In fact, it’ll probably be pretty impossible.
But if you put nutrition on the back-burner and just wait it out, you can give yourself the space and time to really investigate how you relate to food on an emotional and mental level. Then, once all of that is sorted, you can start thinking about how foods make you *feel*; which foods give you energy and make you feel great.
In fact, at the end of the whole process, you probably won’t even be thinking about nutrition all that much because you will finally trust your body enough to sort it all out for you.
Be sure to check out Erica’s in-depth blog posts on gentle nutrition, parts one and two!
If you want to explore more on gentle nutrition and intuitive eating, the best way is to join Erica’s Introductory online course, “Dipping your Toes into Intuitive Eating.”
In this program you will learn:
- Why diets don’t work (Hint: it’s not YOUR fault, but the fault of diets and diet culture).
- How using mindfulness can help you become more aware of your body’s innate sensations of hunger and fullness.
- How satisfaction is the missing key to discovering authentic nutrition.
- Start to recognize that you’re so much more than the shape and size of your body!
- See that you have many wonderful qualities on the inside, as we focus on becoming whole from the inside out.
“Diving into nutrition too early can derail your intuitive eating journey.” – Erica Leon
Written by Ashley Seruya, B.A.
Erica Leon is a Registered Dietitian and practices from a Health at Every Size (HAES®) lens. She is certified as an eating disorder specialist and is passionate about helping women at midlife, menopause and beyond to make peace with food and body image.
Erica is a highly sensitive nutrition therapist who takes the time to learn where you or your family are in the pursuit of health. Respectful of your individual needs and lifestyle, she will provide an honest assessment of whether or not you are a good fit to work together. Click here to schedule a 15-minute Discovery Call with Erica to let us know about your needs, and to see which of our Dietitians is the best fit for you!
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