Intuitive Eating – Getting Started

by | Sep 30, 2019 | Body Image, Eat To Thrive, Mindfulness, Psychology, Self-Care | 0 comments

Intuitive eating is when we eat based on our internal cues (hunger, fullness, energy levels etc), and leave all those external “shoulds” behind. It asks us to trust our bodies, and respects that we know how and when to nourish ourselves. We make peace with all foods.So, why is there so much hype? When people eat intuitively we find they have increased emotional well being, improved body image, decreased weight cycling, less disordered eating, improvements in health markers such as cholesterol and blood pressure and increased levels of exercise.If you’re thinking of dipping your toes into intuitive eating, but aren’t quite sure where to start, we have compiled our GO-TO list of resources to get you started:BOOKSIntuitive Eating – Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch The Intuitive Eating Workbook – Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch Body Respect – Linda Bacon & Lucy Aphramor Body Kindness – Rebecca Scritchfield Just Eat It – Laura ThomasPODCASTSFood Psych with Christy Harrison Don’t Salt my Game with Laura Thomas Body Love Project with Jessi Haggerty Nutrition Matters with Paige Smathers Body Kindness with Rebecca Scritchfield Unpacking Weight Science with Fiona Willer Love, Food with Julie Duffy DillonSOCIAL MEDIA PAGES@immaeatthat @chr1styharrison @rebeccascritchfield @marcird @nourishedmindbody @hgoodrichrd @emilyfonnesbeck_rd @brenebrown @bodyposipanda @fionawiller @paigesmathersrd @thereallife_rd @laurathomasphd @dietitiananna @jennifer_rollin @kaley_rd @wellseek @jessihaggertyrd @spillingthebeans_nutrition @mollybcounseling @alissarumseyrd @theintuitive_rd @loveandgrub @glowgrouphealthWe are so excited that you are taking your first step into the world of intuitive eating! Take your time to read, absorb and digest (pun intended 😅). If you reach a point where you are looking to explore your relationship with food further, reach out to an Accredited Practicing Dietitian that specialises in this area.Remember, food can & should be fun!