• Emma Green

Why I post about intuitive eating on instagram

I try to show people that the pursuit of health and fitness goals (which is by no means is a moral imperative) doesn’t have to mean restriction. It doesn’t have to involve miserable and exhausting workouts. It doesn’t mean having to eat ‘clean’. It doesn’t mean trying to make your body fit some kind of ideal that society has told you is beautiful. I talk a lot about the principles of intuitive eating, which involves tuning into your own bodily cues to decide how what and when to eat. It involves exercising in a way that is fun, rather than as a way to burn calories. It also means accepting your body will find the size and shape it wants to be and the best thing you can do is get out of its way. I’m aligned with a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, which supports all individuals to pursue health by adopting health-promoting behaviours, whilst acknowledging the societal and structural barriers that impede health. It’s a radical standpoint, particularly within the health and wellness industry, but I’m hugely passionate about sharing the message and having engaging discussions with others in this space. . This is a short excerpt from an interview I did with Health Bloggers Community. You can read it in full by clicking here.

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