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There’s something you should know about me.

I’m not an Intuitive Eating counselor. I am, however, an intuitive life coach.

I talk about, and personally practice, Intuitive Eating because it aligns with MY values. There are certain elements of IE that aren’t accessible to all bodies, and some really struggle to implement certain principles because learning about it vs living it is different.

It’s personal. It’s nuanced. It’s between YOU and YOUR body. It has everything to do with food and nothing to do with it, simultaneously.

The truth is, how you relate to your food is how you relate to your life. Your body. Your marriage. Your parenting. Your business. Even your worship.

If you’re reading the books and streaming the podcasts and following the influencers but find yourself still confused on how to integrate/embody an intuitive lifestyle, then it’s time to listen to your intuition. And if you don’t know how, then hit me up because I can help you remember.

Your Inner Wisdom is valid, and it’s waiting for You. What are you waiting for?

If you’re tired of waiting and you’re ready for the next step, then get on the waitlist for my Mindful Eating Mentorship!

Sugar, fat, and all that

I would never force you to eat sugar. But I might invite you to play with it if sugar is one of your fear foods.

I would also never make you gain weight. But I won’t help you lose weight, and I would invite you to lean into the discomfort of what gaining weight means.

There are no good foods, bad foods. There is no good body, bad body. Be wary of false dichotomies and aim for neutrality.

Sugar is no worse, or better, than broccoli. Sugar is just sugar. Broccoli is just broccoli. And both are foods. Both are valid.

Being fat is no worse, or better, than being thin. Fat is just fat. Thin is just thin. And both are body sizes. Both are worthy.

Moralistic judgment does not serve you, it traps you. It’s a reflection of fears, doubts, and beliefs that are holding you back from being fully self-expressed.

Journal prompts: How much time, energy, and money do you spend on being healthy/thin? What does it mean to eat sugar and/or gain weight? Who said? Is it true? Are you 100% sure it’s true? Neutralize it. If you could eat anything and be any size free from judgment, what would be possible?

All bodies are good bodies

“We are all privileged because we are children of God. Stop encouraging division.”

I too have a testimony of God’s love for Their children. We are all equal in our Heavenly Parents’ eyes! And it’s unfortunate that some don’t treat others as equals, because division does exist. It’s a painful reality for many. Our brothers and sisters are hurting. We need to listen to and validate their pain, to mourn with those that mourn. I know that’s what God would have us do, so we can become more like Them and love as They do.

Stop negating the lived experience of others and start listening. Check your privileges.

 

I have always lived in a socially acceptable body. I was born with several privileges. And the more I learn about the systemic oppression of those who are different than me, the more I understand how little I understand.

Intuitive eating is an inside job. Dismantling diet culture AND white supremacy is an inside job. The very first principle of intuitive eating is to reject diet culture, and you can’t reject diet culture without also rejecting racism.

For years now I’ve worked on the former, but little on the latter. That’s on me. My complacency made me complicit. But I want to know more, so I can do more, because people deserve more.

When I say all bodies are good bodies, I mean ALL bodies are good bodies — and until every body is treated fairly, I am committed to centering, uplifting, and supporting the bodies of those who are negated. I’m sorry my actions haven’t always reflected my values, and I am willing to lean into the discomfort of being wrong in order to do what’s right.