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… Continue reading Principle #10: Honour Your Health – Gentle Nutrition
“Burn those calories!” “No pain, no gain!” “Pump it up to get a bikini body!” When messages about being physically active are induced with diet culture reductionist ideas around how much fat you can burn doing it, it’s not surprising that many people who had dieted in the past, may associate exercise with exhaustion and… Continue reading Principle #9: Movement – Feel The Difference
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
Photo by Markus Spiske temporausch.com on Pexels.com Diet culture can be so pervasive, that even when you are ready to disengage from it, it can find you almost anywhere you go, triggering your ambivalence and pushing your vulnerability buttons. Here are some steps you can take to help yourself staying away from the diet culture… Continue reading 5 ways to distance yourself from diet culture
We are born with a unique ability to regulate our hunger and fullness states. As babies, we were able to recognize our basic body need to be fed and communicate it to our environment, knowing that this need will be respected and attended to. Later in life, however, there are many factors that may interfere… Continue reading What is Intuitive Eating?