we’re FINALLY continuing with the Intuitive Eating (IE) and Scripture Series picking up with the fifth principle of Intuitive Eating: Respect Your Fullness. Let’s jump right in.
The authors of Intuitive Eating write this about the fifth principle:
“ Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes and what is your current fullness level.
Sounds simple enough eh? Yet there are a lot of things that have to happen before this becomes easy or even possible to execute.
There's been so much written about digestion lately, I've hesitated to add my voice to the noise, lest I provoke the often angry opinions of the masses, but recently something shifted my perspective on this.
I was speaking with a group of women about digestion and elimination diets, sharing the same simple truths I do with my clients, and several of the women messaged me later to tell me how freeing those nuggets of information were. Honestly, their words caught me off guard. Of all the things we'd discussed that evening, I was surprised it was the two cents about digestion that really helped these women.
I am a fan of demystifying and uncomplicating common health concerns in order to make you a more empowered health advocate. And high blood pressure is definitely a common health concern, with nearly 3 million cases reported each year in the US.
Yesterday I did an Instagram experiment. I asked people what their ten favorite foods/ingredients were. One, because I was just curious and two, because I wanted people to think about this.For so many people today this is a super hard question. Between our culture telling us what we can and can't eat and the mixed messages we receive about some of our favorite foods, a lot of us have completely stopped eating for enjoyment.
There is a lot of misconception out there about the health at every size, intuitive eating and non-diet approach. From a distance, people view intuitive eating as anti nutrition knowledge--but that's not the case. Actually, intuitive eating and the health at every size movement put more of an emphasis on healthy behaviors and intentions than weight loss diets, which tend to focus on deprivation, numbers and fear.