Mindful and Intuitive Eating
In this fast-paced world it’s easy to get caught up worrying about how to eat “perfectly” that we forget about the importance of a healthy relationship with food. Mindful and intuitive eating are new buzzwords in the health world that provide a strategy to help individuals normalize their relationship with food using a non-diet approach. According to researchers at Brigham Young University, people who scored high on an intuitive-eating scale not only had less anxiety about food and got more enjoyment from eating but also had lower BMIs. When intuitive eating strategies are used, you can develop a healthy diet and relationship with food. But how can we just trust ourselves to eat what we want when we want? How and where do you start? It’s important to understand the principles behind intuitive eating and the steps you can take to implement them into your everyday life.
Together at DietitiansABQ we can work on:
- How to break-free from the diet mentality
- What steps to take to have a more positive relationship with food and your body
- How to honor your body’s hunger and fullness cues
- Steps to alleviate binge and emotional eating
Mindful and intuitive eating is meant to be explored as a journey and does not come instantly, especially since it’s a completely new way of looking at food. We can help guide you in this new journey in finding peace with all aspects of eating.
Establishing a Body Positive Image
As a culture, we have become convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we reach a goal weight. Have you put off a dream or goal until you lose that “last bit of weight?” Health is not only physical but mental too and supporting a healthy body image encourages people to live their lives out loud without shame in the body they have today.
How you feel about your body and appearance – and your relationship to food and eating – can be very complex. A negative body image can lead to feelings of depression, low self-esteem and obsession with weight. At DietitiansABQ we want to help you on your path towards making peace with your body and enjoy your life in the now! We will explore concepts from the body positive movement and health at every size to develop skills of self-compassion and intuition. We want you to see your body as an instrument, not an ornament, and live a life of self-compassion, healthy eating and exercise and emotional wellbeing.