What is Intuitive Eating

What is Intuitive Eating

Have you ever felt like you’re on a diet roller coaster, on and then off, and then on again?

Or maybe you’ve been wondering which way of eating (out of the thousands out there!) is “right” for you?

Have you ever heard of “intuitive” eating?

It’s a proven method to help you get out of that “on again, off again” mindset.

Intuitive eating is simply listening to your body’s cues and letting them dictate what, when, and how much you eat.

I know it seems very simple – because it actually IS simple.

But if you’re like a lot of people I know, there’s a good chance you never learned how to … or have forgotten how to listen to your body.

Most of us rely on our environment for our cues (when to eat, how much, and what kinds of food, etc.).

That can lead you to constantly get caught up in whatever current “trendy diet” is hot right now.

Go Keto…. Eat fat, not carbs!
Get in the Zone… Eat protein, not fat!
Go vegetarian… Eat plants, not animals!
Go Paleo… Eat animals, not plants!

It’s no wonder so many people are completely confused.

When you rely solely on “what’s out there” for guidance, it leads to an endless cycle of guilt and disappointment.

To me, Learning to tap into how we feel is the basis of “intuitive” eating. Learning to simply slow down to LISTEN to your body – and then make decisions based on THAT. A big part of the way I practice is to help people tap into what works for them INDIVIDUALLY! We are all different and unique and respond to a different set of principles when it comes to food and lifestyle.

Intuitive Eating…

—> It means eating when you’re actually hungry, and stopping when you are comfortably full.

—> It also means eating foods that help YOU feel energized and healthy vs. bloated and tired.

As a result, no foods are “good” or “bad”, per se. Unless of course you have particular food sensitivities, intolerances, or allergies that we have uncovered by working together or you know of already.)

Doesn’t that sound liberating?

But … if you’re not used to eating that way, it also can sound a little scary not to have specific guidelines.

It can be a re-learning process – but it’s one that brings along a LOT of freedom!

Over time you learn what foods make you feel energized and which ones leave you feeling depleted – and how much food your body actually likes to eat before it feels too full!

So … how do you get started?

Easy! Wait for your body to TELL you it’s hungry … and then enjoy your food, until your body tells you it’s satisfied.

You’re eating when you’re physically HUNGRY …. not because you’re bored, stressed, thirsty, or because someone laid out some snacks at home, at a friends, or at the office.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share some ninja tips to help you be successful tapping into YOUR body’s signals and intuitive eating.

This could be completely life-changing if you pay attention.

Are you willing to give it a try?

Let me know and lets keep the conversation going in my Private Facebook Group “Natural Solutions for Peak Wellness”. I’ll be sharing other resources therein as well as we move through the month 🙂

Dedicated to peak wellness 🙂

REFERENCES:  www.healthline.com/nutrition/quick-guide-intuitive-eating​​​





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About the Author: Christina Della Rocca, n.d.

Christina Della Rocca is a multi-disciplinary Health Coach with over 20 years of experience in the fields of health, fitness, and wellness.

One of Montreal’s leading wellness professionals, Christina has been featured on Montreal AM live, RDS television, CHOM FM, CJAD, Mountain City Rock, and Trends Magazine.  Founder and Director of EXERCISE PLUS A Wellness Company that brings health & Fitness programs to companies in and around the Montreal area., Christina is a leading Corporate Wellness Specialist.