019 – Intuitive Eating

With most of society being bombarded with diet messages, diet rules, do and don’t foods, eat this and not that, coupled with photoshopped IG pictures of unnatural physiques, etc. - an alternative approach is what is called intuitive eating.  Intuitive eating is a philosophy that rejects traditional dieting and instead supports listening to your body’s own cues to decide what, when, and how much to eat. This approach was NOT designed specifically for weight loss but rather considers your mental, emotional, and physical health holistically.  In this show, we’ll discuss the foundation of intuitive eating and the core 10 principles that guides one in this methodology. Intuitive eating rejects the traditional weight-loss diets that promote caloric restriction and/or deprivation and encourages an inner reflection on how hungry or how satisfied you are in a given moment, and use that information to guide what, when, and how much to eat.  While the eating experience is also called “mindful eating,” intuitive eating encompasses a broader spectrum that includes physical activity, mental reflection and your ability to regain confidence in your own eating habits.  

Timestamp

Topic

1:29

What is Intuitive Eating?

2:49

Background / History

4:47

10 Core Principles of Intuitive Eating

14:58

Starting to Eat Intuitively

16:49

Benefits of Intuitive Eating

18:42

Summary

Reference links mentioned in Episode 18:

"Intuitive Eating" by Tribole and Resch

"Body Respect" by Bacon and Aphramor

"The Complete Guide to Fasting" by Dr. Jason Fung 

Anonymous

​“Eating well is a form of self respect."

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Hello, I'm Christopher Allen and I'm passionate about helping people become a better version of themselves - physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually, and culturally. Feel free to follow me on IG. You can read more about my story here.

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