Last but not least Intuitive Eating principle focuses on gentle nutrition. What does it mean?
I see it as a way of eating which is not only balanced, includes a variety of foods, and adequate energy and nutrients for proper function of our body systems, but also flexible, not rigid and a sustainable way of eating and relating to food.
It’s a way of including in your diet foods for your body and food for your soul – those foods that might not have the highest nutritional value or density, but allow you to enjoy, celebrate, share a meal with a friend, observe a family tradition, and make your life experience richer and more meaningful.
That’s how I actually see Healthy Eating, but being aware of the fact that this term can mean different things for people, as it was co-opted and presented by diet/wellness culture as another way to moralize food intake, I find that Gentle Nutrition is a better term to embrace the Intuitive Eating philosophy.
What does gentle nutrition mean to you? – share in the comments!
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