Posts tagged intuitive eating
Intuitive Eating Myth #7: Intuitive Eating Means Letting Yourself Go

To me, this is a sad one. I believe that it says a lot about our world and the pressures we put on ourselves- this need to control uncontrollable areas of life. This need for control is unhealthy and unnecessary.

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Intuitive Eating Myth #6: Intuitive Eating Means No Structure

Compared to rigid dieting, yeah, I guess you can say that intuitive eating looks like there is no structure to it at all! With all of rules, guidelines, meal plans, to-do lists, and responsibilities that come with dieting, when we are told me can have food freedom, intuitive eating looks like a free-for-all! Sad, but true.

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Why We Choose to be Intuitive Eating Dietitians

When people see dietitians who eat all foods, they get a bit confused. Why would nutrition experts choose to include oreos and pizza in their diet? Well, us non-diet RDs hear you and we totally get the confusion. Us non-diet RDs have plenty of very good reasons as to why we practice the way we do. And let me tell ya, at one point, we were all baffled by the idea of “food freedom” ourselves.  We didn't start our journeys praising Intuitive Eating (IE). 

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Intuitive Eating Myth #1: Intuitive Eating is so Easy

Compared to rigid dieting, yeah, I guess you can say that intuitive eating looks like there is no structure to it at all! With all of rules, guidelines, meal plans, to-do lists, and responsibilities that come with dieting, when we are told me can have food freedom, intuitive eating looks like a free-for-all! Sad, but true.

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Intuitive Eating Myth #5: Always Listen to Your Body No Matter What

The “intuitive” in intuitive eating is indicating intuition…and the definition of intuition is to be attuned. To be attuned means to make aware (you are welcome for the english lesson). Awareness means awareness of ALL parts of your body. One of these very important parts of your body is your BRAIN. Intuitive eating means making “MINDful” considerations when eating…are you catching my drift?


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Intuitive Eating Myth #4: Nutrition Doesn't Matter

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I believe that food can be a very powerful tool when it comes to living a healthy life. However, nutrition is only one piece of a much larger puzzle.

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Intuitive Eating Myth #3: Intuitive Eating is a Diet

No, no, a million times no. Although the diet industry is trying to jump on the bandwagon and steal it away to turn it into yet another way to make money off of our insecurities through lies, true intuitive eating is not a diet!!

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Intuitive Eating Myth #2: Intuitive Eating Means Ice Cream and Pizza All Day Every Day

Mhmm, this is the number one misunderstood idea that I hear about intuitive eating. “If we are eating intuitively, we are going to want all of the “bad” foods all of the time. If we have a choice, we will want to eat brownies and fries all day long!”

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Why Acceptance Needs to be the First Step to Making a Change

We have all experienced and seen the powerful affects of change, whether it has been intentional or unintentional change. When it comes to pursuing better health, change can be a very good thing. Sometimes it can even be necessary.

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