Key Principles Of Intuitive Eating

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Day 7: How to Eat Intuitively

Intuitive eating isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. The key to intuitive eating is getting in touch with your body. As you practice intuitive eating it becomes easier to learn your body’s hunger and fullness cues as well as what your cravings mean.

Here are the key principles of intuitive eating:

STOP dieting!
Eat when you’re hungry
Stop eating when you’re full
No foods are labelled as “good” or “bad”
Stop using food as a coping mechanism
Utilize gentle nutrition
Exercise to feel good
8. Love your body unconditionally

In the beginning you may find yourself eating all of the junk you restricted yourself from or shamed yourself for eating and it is a healthy part of the process. During this process you may
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If you are hungry, try to figure out what you want to eat. Do you want sweet, bitter, salty, crunchy, smooth, cold, or hot? When you’ve picked out a meal or snack, sit down, be present, and enjoy what you’re eating. Being fully present for your meal will allow you to be in touch with your fullness cues. In the beginning it may be difficult to assess this. I suggest rating the first bite of your food on a scale from 1-10. This makes it easier to notice when your food loses flavour interest, and at this point you’re likely …show more content…
Thinly slice the lemon, limes, and cucumber and place the slices in the pitcher. Tear mint leaves off of the stem and place in the pitcher. Add the water and ice cubes to fill the pitcher. Refrigerating the water for 2-6 hours will infuse the flavours together. Enjoy! Activity of the Day

Today try your own recipe for infused water. You could add berries, cucumbers, lemons, or essential oils to your water to satisfy your creativity and thirst. Share your recipe with other intuitive eaters on Gillian Elizabeth social media. (ADD MY SOCIAL MEDIA?)

Day 9: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Eat

These questions are from the H.A.L.T. method. Before eating ask yourself “Am I hungry, angry, lonely, or tired?”

To become more in tune with the feeling of hunger try to eat meals more slowly. If you’re still hungry after you eat wait 20 minutes and reassess your hunger level.

When people are angry they tend to crave a release. Instead of turning to food you could workout, take a shower, clean, or sing loudly to

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