Posts with the tag: Emotional Eating

Intuitive Eating: do you need to re-learn how to eat?

When we were born, we instinctively knew how to eat. But as we move through life, we are impacted by the messages from the world around us. We’re taught over and over again about what to eat. We are taught not to trust ourselves, but instead trust the food authorities. And the “what” we are told to eat to promote our health, shifts, year after year.

These lessons come from family members (more often than not with good intentions), the latest clean eating book, social media and more. And that finger wagging at us telling us we shouldn’t eat this or that, comes from our own thoughts and self-judgement about food and our bodies. These lessons can also come with a side of guilt and shame.

Many (most!) of us need to relearn how to eat: intuitive eating.

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Are you a controlled eater?

Calorie restricting. Controlling your portions. Eating only “good foods” and avoiding “bad foods”. These are all forms of restrictive eating that often bring out the rebellious eater in us. If you’re eating for any reason other than physical hunger, controlling your eating isn’t the solution. Explore what you’re truly hungering for.

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Sugar Isn't Evil

Sugar itself is not evil. Having said that, we have to look deeper at sugar and its effects on our bodies. And, absolutely, too much of any kind of sugar, natural or not, is not good for our health. Learn my five tips to reduce your intake of poor quality sugars.

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Exercise + Healthy Eating Not Working?

If you’re eating healthy and exercising (or at least trying to!) and not seeing results, you may be missing this critical ingredient.

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