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What Intuitive Eating is, and isn’t

The very first principle of Intuitive Eating is to reject diet mentality. Diet culture is what tells us to hustle for our worth, to manipulate our bodies because they’re not good enough as is. That is a lie.

 

Intentional weight loss is the most pervasive and persuasive message that diet culture uses to sell us those lies — even the desire to lose weight for health.

 

Will Intuitive Eating result in weight loss? Sometimes. But you can also maintain or gain weight, because intuitive eating is not about controlling your weight! And anyone who tells you otherwise is ignoring the first step to the very practice that could help you actually experience food freedom and body acceptance.

 

Intuitive Eating is NOT designed for intentional weight loss, it is designed to free you from obsessing about it.

Food for life

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?