Why I Don’t Teach Intuitive Eating

  1. I remember I had tried gaining control of my eating disorder and I had relied on ‘Intuitive Eating’ It was so stressful for me that I always ended up freaking out and over eating! Than, like you, I just said ‘Fuck it’ ate a lot for a while and now things are really chill and kinda awesome. So, I’m really glad I found your blog! You helped push me a long my path to recovery. Thank you.

  2. I think this is marvelous advice. Paying attention to how foods make you feel is really important. I was giving myself a lot of extra challenges like cutting out wheat or sugar or gluten, when those foods weren’t bothering me. What was bothering me, I think were super high fat foods, especially restaurant foods, but sometimes even home made, grass fed, etc. I gave myself all kinds of excuses (I’m detoxing) but the reality is that I feel better when I eat less fat.

    For me now, the challenge is to distinguish between a real craving that my body is having and a binge that is caused by feeling deprived. I think the key here again is to see how you feel. If you feel crappy physically after eating a bunch of something than it was probably a binge and if you feel better than it was a craving. It’s difficult to let go of the shame associated with binging and craving but I don’t think you can ever get past those things unless you do.

  3. I agree right with you sister! For disordered eaters ‘Intuitive eating’ can be pseudo-dieting. Anyway, it’s far too much effort and very distracting to actively think about hunger and fullness yah-da all the time. When I stopped dieting I wanted to be free from obsession not still with it. Go with the flow and everything will be okay 🙂

  4. Munching on a bag of potato chips, I stop the War !

  5. jodybicondoa says:

    What area your thoughts on if it fits your macros?

  6. Liberty says:

    Very well written! It’s time women stop trying to be so flesh-LESS and embrace existing and living. Good job and keep them coming!