• Amanda Darby

What is Intuitive Eating?

Updated: 3 days ago



Do you want to always be able to eat exactly how you want to, without ever feeling out of control, guilty, or like you have to burn the calories off?


Have you stopped to ask yourself, why can’t you stop eating? Why is it SO hard to exercise? Why is healthy food boring? Why can’t health just be easy?


There is an answer to all of those questions if you know how to backtrack your why.


You know what you want to feel, right?


You want to feel calm, in control, aware, and confident about your food choices instead of overwhelmed, helpless, out of control, and guilty.


Intuitive Eating will be a part of how you break free from the diet yo-yo cycle, eat the foods you love, and become incredibly healthy.


It's the key piece of your journey to help you make peace with food, find what foods support your health, and make decisions based on hunger and satiety vs. weight-loss and starvation.


What exactly is intuitive eating?


It’s a compassionate self-care framework to help you develop a healthy relationship to food, mind, and body developed by registered dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. There are 10 principles:

  1. Reject Diet Mentality

  2. Honor Your Hunger

  3. Make Peace with Food

  4. Challenge the Food Police

  5. Discover the Satisfaction Factor

  6. Feel Your Fullness

  7. Cope with Your Emotions with Kindness

  8. Respect Your Body

  9. Movement - Feel the Difference

  10. Honor Your Health - Gentle Nutrition

Most people believe intuitive eating is only about eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full.


It’s much more nuanced than simple hunger cues. And this is the real trouble with intuitive eating, it’s hard to learn on your own. You can, so don’t be afraid to try.


But if it starts to feel like another diet you are failing, like you aren’t doing it right, or it feels too hard, then find a Certified Intuitive Eating Practitioner who is trained to help you learn how to implement Intuitive Eating the right way. I have gone through this training and I'm here to be your guide along your journey as you break away from the stress of eating and become the healthiest version of yourself. To get your journey started, click here to book a free 30-minute consult where we will discuss exactly what is holding you back and exactly what you need to get to a healthy, positive, and highly pleasurable relationship to food.


Book your free 30-minute consult today!

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