Intuitive and Mindful Eating 101

For starters, Intuitive Eating takes all the typical eating rules and throws them right out the window. So, you can relax your brain right from the get-go. Sounds intriguing, yes? But does it work?

For many people, intuitive eating can be extremely transformative. By the time we hit adulthood, most of us are eating for many reasons other than actual hunger. Timeclocks. Habit. Boredom. Stress. Life’s emotional upheavals.

But, ever observe how a baby eats? That’s right. THEY eat intuitively. When they are full, they stop eating. (Imagine that!)  They don’t go into a mental battle with themselves thinking, “I want more. But, no, I shouldn’t. A little more won’t be so bad, right? What is wrong with me? Why can’t I stop?” They’re full…they stop eating. Intuitive eating brings people closer to this natural instinct and way of eating again.
Intuitive eating fits these goals:
✓ Improving your relationship with food
✓ Recovering from disordered eating
✓ Reducing guilt around food
✓ Letting go of diet culture
✓ Getting to know your hunger and fullness signals
✓ Living as well as you can for as long as you can

Mindful Eating takes intuitive eating two steps further. It incorporates all of the above and adds intentional weight loss and body composition changes. To me, that’s a win-win proposition!
Mindful eating adds these goals to the intuitive eating goals:
✓ Intentional weight loss
✓ Body composition changes

So, if you would like to learn how to eat both intuitively AND mindfully, go HERE to sign up for the Fueled for GOD Health Coaching (it’s FREE) and we will get you started!
Jackie Davis, PNL1 & L2 Health Coach