Nutritionist in Orange County for Intuitive Eating

Should you start intuitive eating?

  • If I am craving a certain food, I don't allow myself to have it.

  • I have forbidden foods that I don't allow myself to eat.

  • I don't allow myself to eat what food I desire at that moment.

  • I follow eating rules that dictate what, when and how to eat.

  • I find myself eating when I feel emotional (anxious, bored, sad, depressed) even when I'm not physically hungry. 

 

What is Intuitive Eating?

It's difficult to respect your body when you are constantly chastising yourself for eating the wrong thing and looking the wrong way. Intuitive eating helps us understand our inner voice that drives our hunger and fullness and teaches us to make room for self love.

It brings us to a point where we can let go of the "diet" mentality and accept our appetites! It removes the guilt from eating and allows you to feel the physical sensation of hunger and fullness, so that you can stop when you are satisfied.

 

Intuitive Eating vs. Dieting

Intuitive Eating

1.Based on unconditional permission to eat when hungry and what food desired
2. Eating for physical rather than emotional reasons
3. Relying on internal hunger and satiety cues to determine when and how much to eat

Dieting

1. Based on temporary willpower and restriction
2. Eroding trust in yourself with food and overpowers the body's hunger and satiety cues
3. Eating vigilantly in the name of health resulting in undereating