Is intuitive eating really that intuitive? While it should be, from a young we're told to "finish what's on your plate" or "you can't eat now or you'll spoil your appetite" all of which starts to cloud our intuitive judgement.
Lex Daddio of @restoring_radiance suffered from years of disordered eating and found that finally re-learning to trust her intuition, provided the escape she so desperately needed. As a certified expert in Intuitive Eating, Lex shared some insight into how to eat mindfully without restrictions at our Boston event last night.
Read on to discover her top tips for finding freedom with food.
- Reject the word ‘diet.’ Don’t follow a regimented eating plan.
- Honor your hunger. Eat when you’re hungry!
- Make peace with food.
- Have fun eating.
- Eat things you enjoy...like dessert! (Just in moderation.)
- Learn to solve your problems without reaching for food.
- Talk to friends or family about your feelings.
- Respect your body–this means throwing out the scale.
- Shift your view of exercise.
- Honor your health.
In case you missed the event, shop her favorites here!
If you’re dealing with disordered eating or unhealthy and controlling thoughts about food, there are a lot of great resources. Lex recommends the @realfoodRDs and Evelyn Tribole, the author of the book Intuitive Eating.