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
Diet culture makes us believe that our bodies can’t be trusted with hunger cues and that we need to wait until we are “allowed” to eat, suppressing hunger with another cup of water, coffee or herbal tea or doing some push ups. This questionable advice triggers our basic survival mechanism, that protects us from dying… Continue reading Principle #2: Honour Your Hunger
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
Going through challenging times can be mentally exhausting and emotionally draining. Staying sane and capable of taking care of yourself and your loved ones requires preserving your emotional resources and your strengths to what really matters - what helps you survive through crisis and thrive afterwards. If you find yourself dealing with stress eating under… Continue reading Intuitive Eating during the pandemic
Like for many other fellow dietitians, my career choice was largely impacted by an increased interest in nutrition due to personal struggles around food and eating habits. My relationship with food was pretty good until the teenage years, when, like most teenagers, I became hyper-conscious about my appearance and whether it fits into the diet… Continue reading My intuitive eating journey
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?