We spent the past 2 weeks detailing the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating, adapted from the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. I highly recommend this book to all of my clients and blog readers. The concepts are spot-on and timeless.
The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating:
- Reject the diet mentality
- Honor your hunger
- Make peace with food
- Challenge the food police
- Respect your fullness
- Discover the satisfaction factor
- Honor your feelings without using food
- Respect your body
- Exercise – feel the difference
- Honor your health
This is not a diet or gimmick. It’s based on sound science and research. Studies have shown that intuitive eating produces improvements in risk factors for disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol), lowers depression, enhances self esteem and often results in weight loss for chronic dieters.
If you are struggling with your relationship with food, exercise and body image, I encourage you to get professional help from a practitioner who subscribes to the philosophy of intuitive eating. No diet and no amount of weight loss will fix your relationship with food. Healing this relationship isn’t easy, it takes a lot of hard work and practice. It’s worth it to discover how high you can fly.