• Emma Green

What does intuitive eating mean?

When you decide to go against the mainstream messages in society about food, exercise and your body, you start to see diet culture everywhere. You see how sneaky and pervasive it is. Once you’ve become aware of it, you can’t help but notice it. You begin to get back in touch with foods previously off limits. These might be as far back as childhood depending on when you first starting dieting. This can be really exciting and allows you to recreate food memories that were meaningful for you. You also explore the exercise that you enjoy. When you’re not basing the decision on how many calories you’re burning or how you want your body to look, you’ve got a lot more options. You might go back to an activity you’ve found fun in the past or find something new that you love.

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