Practical Intuitive Eating Advice
If you watched Video 2 of my training series, you know that one of the the best ways to heal your relationship with food is to learn to honor your hunger and fullness — to listen to your body tell you when it wants to eat, what it wants to eat, and when it’s had enough.
This approach to eating, often called Intuitive Eating, is awesome for healing food and body image issues.
But it requires a little bit of planning.
Sure, it’d be nice if every food your body could possibly need was always available to you at any given moment, but that’s not really practical. The reality may look something more like this: you grocery shop just once a week; you aren’t always at home or close to food; you don’t have time to prepare an entire meal; etc. In other words — living a normal life requires a practical approach to food.
So after you’ve practiced honoring your hunger and fullness and have learned your general eating preferences (these steps are not to be rushed!), here are some great ways to honor your hunger and fullness while living a full and normal life:
Couldn’t a little bit of planning go a long way toward helping you take care of your body’s food needs? What do you think? Try it out and let me know how it goes. And it should go without saying, reach out if you need support in your recovery journey. I’m literally a professional at it. Click for more information about the work I do to help women heal their relationship to food.
Want more practical intuitive eating advice? Here’s Practical Intuitive Eating Advice: Restaurant Edition.
ABOUT HOLLAND HETTINGER
Hey girl hey. I’m Holland Hettinger, and I help women stop binge-eating. I believe your life doesn’t have to revolve around food. Your mind can think about something other than what you eat. You don’t have to shrink yourself and hide your body. There is an alternative to food guilt and body shame. And none of it includes dieting, meal prepping, weighing yourself, or forcing yourself not to binge-eat for just one—more—day. (Insert sigh of relief here.) Through training videos, coaching emails, and one-on-one work, I teach women to stop binge-eating for good.