Only when you vow to discard dieting and replace it with a commitment to intuitive eating will you be released from the prison of yo yo weight fluctuations and food obsessions. – Evelyn Tribole, Author of Intuitive Eating
Staying in tune with your body, eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full. That’s a short definition for intuitive eating, which many professionals such as Evelyn Tribole espouse. Along with that is the idea that you can normalize your relationship with food; to allow it to play the role it was intended to play in your life. Food was never meant to be your ‘enemy’ or ‘foe;’ it was always intended to serve as a source of enjoyment and health.
In effect, there are no ‘bad’ or ‘good’ foods and all foods can fit in a healthy food plan. When a food is labeled ‘bad,’ it often actually grows in its desirability. How many times have you denied yourself a particular food, then find yourself thinking about it all the time. This is where food obsessions start. Far more important than what food is eaten, is the amount consumed. Moderation and balance are key to every HEALTHY food plan.
The intuitive eating philosophy consists of ten points. During the following few months, we will examine and explain THESE POINTS. Our goal is help you discover how this philosophy might be integrated into your life and how intuitive eating may offer answers to many questions regarding food and eating.