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Principle #6: Feel Your Fullness

Do you feel compelled to measure and/or weight your food before it’s allowed to land on your plate? Does it feel like things would go “wild” if you let go of meticulously studying nutrition facts and counting calories and macros? These dieting tools, along with many others, like food tracking apps, scales, weight loss pills… Continue reading Principle #6: Feel Your Fullness

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Principle #4: Challenge the Food Police

What is Food Police and why it’s important to challenge it? Food Police in intuitive eating refers to all the strict rules about food and eating, inflicted by the diet culture, which we have internalized from dieting. It’s located in our heads, making sure we follow its rules and “writing us a ticket” every time… Continue reading Principle #4: Challenge the Food Police

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Principle #3: Make Peace with Food

Do you treat certain foods as your enemy?Do you have foods you feel “out of control” with or “unsafe” to be around?Do you allow yourself certain foods only if you “compensate” eating them by skipping the next meal or over-exercising?  Providing yourself with an unconditional permission to eat is a necessary step in the intuitive… Continue reading Principle #3: Make Peace with Food

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Principle #1: Reject the Diet Mentality

Acknowledging that diets don’t work is the first step in shifting from dieting to intuitive eating. Reflecting on your dieting history can help to recognize that even if some of your past diet experiences had resulted in weight loss, chances are it was temporary, inevitably leading to a weight gain afterwards and bringing you to… Continue reading Principle #1: Reject the Diet Mentality