Successful Intuitive Eating employs trusting & listening & letting go.
Because of that, part of Intuitive Eating’s success also rests on accepting where you are now and where your body is now.
Here is the thing: If you are attempting to eat intuitively, but still horrified and upset by your body, there will be a subconscious fight with your own intuition. It will be pushing and wishing to speed up the learning process. This can undermine your work. Because if you are secretly wishing you were craving less, or craving different foods, then you are not allowing the whole healing and nourishing process to take place. And you will wonder why you still feel like you aren’t allowed to eat some foods! Its because your subconscious is fighting your honest efforts: wishing you were at the end while you are still on the journey.
Allowing your body to be where it is for as long as it needs to be there is so helpful for supporting your Intuitive Eating Journey.
I know it is hard, but accepting where you are now is the only way to get where you want to go.
A real paradox.
Glad I re-read this post today because I have been sabotaging my best Fuck-It efforts in this first week of my journey. I can’t get the daily calorie tally (if only an estimate) out of my head! And I can’t seem to stop feeling guilty at the end if the day and inspecting my body for weight gain in the morning. What a nightmare. I have been trying to sit with the anxiety when I do eat, but I didn’t think it would be this much of a struggle! I thought, “hell yeah, I can eat!!, it’s all downhill from here”. NOT
I’m not giving up. Do you think you can do a post about some of your emotions when you first made the switch? These are the details and experiences I’m feeling very alone in.