Intuitive Eating – Reconnecting with your Internal Cues
Many people today have gotten away from truly healthful eating and have moved to being obsessed with food. It is not uncommon for people to actually be fearful of food. If you have struggled with an eating disorder, you may have temporarily lost touch with your internal hunger and fullness cues. If you are tired of spending your life thinking about food, know that you do not need a special diet or plan to be healthy and happy.
Your quality of life will be significantly improved by adopting a healthy relationship with food. Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create this healthy relationship with food, as well as your body. By learning to listen and respond to your inner cues, you will eat the way you were naturally born to eat. Your body will also find a weight where it is most healthy and comfortable.
While this way of eating, which honors and respects your body is very natural, the process of getting back in tune with your own intuitions can be quite complex. When you have a history of chronic dieting or rigid rules about eating, it can be difficult because you will need to learn to trust yourself. Typically, this process is most effective when guided by a registered dietitian who can help you explore your own personal feelings of hunger, fullness, appetite, and satiety. You will learn to listen to what your body is telling you, distinguish between physical and emotional feelings of hunger and fullness, and ultimately become the expert of your own body.