WHAT IS IT?
What is intuitive eating?
It is listening to your body and what it is trying to tell you.
Does it crave something salty? Or maybe some green veg?
Intuitive eating is also about pausing and thinking if you are hungry or not. How hungry you are.
Intuitive eating is not about perfectionism or tracking your macros. It is about self care and nurturing your body. Eating this way creates a healthy relationship with food. Which is something most of need more of, even if we don't like to admit that.
Research shows that Intuitive Eating is associated with:
Like anything to do with food and nutrition, this approach will work for some people and not others.
There is no one magic pill to make every single person healthy in their mind and body.
But if you think about it, how successful have your other food choices been in the past? I believe that for most people intuitive eating is worth a try.
As babies and young children we are all intuitive eaters. But things change as we grow older. Restrictions, rules and emotions come into play. And it is these that need challenging and changing.
As part of our nutrition coaching sessions I work with all my clients on aspects of eating behaviours helping them achieve a better relationship with food.
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