Think of food as the raw material to build your “house” aka your body.
It’s not good or bad but the choice of materials will have consequences on the quality of your house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Not every nail will be straight. Not every piece of wood will be free of knots. Not every angle will be perfect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Food isn’t good or bad
It’s the same with our food choices. Diet Culture wants us to eat perfect food all the time so we lose weight. Wellness Diet wants us to eat perfect food all the time so we achieve optimum health⠀⠀⠀⠀
That was a hard lesson for me. A lesson that caused my body a lot of undue stress and activated in me, disordered eating behaviours.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The stress associated with the need to be perfect in eating only healthy food caused more damages to my health than I wanted to realize. I was so deeply invested in the need for perfection as the solution to finally lose weight.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Going Beyond The Food nutrition model takes away the complicated rules around food. It informs us to eat food that grew, flew, ran or swam most of the time. That’s it. Most of the time and the rest of the time focus on living your life!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Intuitive Eating helps us overcome the food police that has been deeply programmed in our mind the dieting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Next time you catch yourself labelling food as good or bad, or keto or not, or gluten-free or dairy-free ask yourself: Why do I need to judge the food? What am I really seeking by labelling food?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Rid yourself of the food police!
What is intuitive eating?
Intuitive eating is proven and well-researched self-care eating framework that makes YOU the boss of YOU.
Intuitive eating teaches us to have a healthy relationship to food empowering you to trust your ability to meet your needs, distinguish between physical and emotional hunger and ultimately develop body wisdom.
Get started with intuitive eating
If you’d like to explore intuitive eating and discover how it can help you make peace with food download our Get Started with Intuitive Eating Guide.
This free (and highly detailed) cheat sheet will give you a 3 easy to follow step process to help you get started with intuitive eating right away (and give you a shot of confidence to stop dieting … perhaps ).