Is Intuitive Eating Your Answer?
“Fear mongering, in the name of health, in front of the backdrop of an appearance-based culture, has triggered the perception that we are one bite way from a disaster. It’s a cultural neurosis; the fork has become akin to a loaded gun - just one wrong move pulls the trigger.
“This creates a perpetual background of anxiety at the kitchen table and everywhere you eat: Eater beware - you are only one bite away from a heart attack or obesity.
“It’s no wonder that people are driven to popular eating crazes, such as “clean eating” and fad dieting, all in the name of health. But this pursuit is creating more problems.
🙁 “A substantial body of research shows that dieting is not sustainable and leads to a host of problems including eating disorders, food and body preoccupation, distraction from other personal health goals, reduced self-esteem, weight stigmatization, discrimination, and — paradoxically — weight gain.
“As a result, many people don’t know how to eat anymore. They are ashamed of their bodies and don’t trust their bodies to “work.” The pleasure of eating has been stolen.
“Intuitive Eating — a concept we (Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch) created in 1995, based on evaluating hundreds of studies, in addition to our own clinical experience — is the solution of this growing dilemma.”
-The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN
💙 Want to know more about Intuitive Eating? Grab some coffee and hang around as we begin to dive into the 10 principles!