Although food is meant to nourish our bodies and be enjoyed, for many it can be a source of anxiety, guilt, shame, and stress. If you are tired of being consumed and overwhelmed by food and would like to feel comfortable and confident in your choices, read on.
Intuitive eating is an approach that brings you back to being mindful of your body, your hunger and satiety cues, and discovering what best nourishes you, both mind and body. It is learning to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. Although it sounds simple, it can actually be hard to get used to, especially when we are inundated with good vs. bad foods, endless types of dieting, and guilt when we don’t eat perfectly.
Learning to eat intuitively gives you freedom and confidence because you have listened to your body and understand how to care for it well. You don’t have to chase every new diet or change what you’re doing because a friend says it’s better.
We are inundated with so much information (and misinformation) that it is easy to be confused and overwhelmed when it come to eating healthy. While I believe that eating healthy looks different for every person based on their genetics, specific health conditions, and goals, healthy diet should typically include:
*Leslie gave me confidence to pursue a balanced lifestyle that was not dependent upon rules, but upon choices. I know now what “healthy” looks like for my lifestyle and my body after working with Leslie.