Intuitive Eating and Type 1 Diabetes
Have you been told you shouldn’t be eating X or Y food for your health?
As a good responsible patient, you’ve been trying your best to do so.
But in secret, you obsess about the food that is “illegal” for you?
You resent the fact that you can’t have sugar as a diabetic. Sometimes end up even end up overeating that “illegal food”.
You struggle with “on plan” consistently. You may even feel guilty for not being “good enough” to control your urges.
Not your fault!
That one restricts foods for health reasons or for esthetic weight loss purpose, there is no difference to the human brain. Any form of restriction bears the same outcome: the desire to have what is forbidden.
Fear-based tactics to willpower yourself into “good complaint behaviors” do not lead to sustainable results. That’s what diets are even if they are considered health-based diets.
What’s the solution then?
I can hear you say “that wouldn’t work my numbers would be crazy and my doctor would hate me”.
Well… has restriction worked?
The stress imposed by health focus diets is real and damaging to one’s health as much as eating the forbidden food. In the case of diabetic cortisol, one of the stress hormones has the power to increase blood sugar as much as sugar does.
What if instead of restricting, labelling certain food as “bad,” feeling guilty, ashamed, you allowed all foods. Ate any food that made your body feel great and did it mindfully, slowly looking for satisfaction and noticing how your own body responds.
Claiming back your autonomy over your own body and food choices. Using your agency to make decisions about food from a place of love instead of fear.
Acknowledging your own power to do what’s right for you.
I know you can. I trust you.
Our guest today is Lindsay Sarson, a registered holistic nutritionist, professionally trained intuitive eating coach, host of the Intuitive Diabetic Podcast, and type 1 diabetic. Lindsay is focused on helping type 1 diabetics ditch the diets and restrictions so that they can find food freedom and thrive in their skin today.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode on intuitive eating and Type 1 diabetes
- The importance of emphasizing a healthy relationship with food over dieting protocols for diabetes care
- The power of intuitive eating in supporting diabetics as a health strategy
- How diet culture and wellness culture have influenced diabetes care – for the worse.
- The “All Food Fit” approach to type 1 diabetes
- The mission she is on to change diabetes