Tired of trying diet after diet with no long-term success? Intuitive eating may help you adopt a healthier lifestyle – it is an evidenced-based, mind-body approach that can be an alternative for lifelong dieters. Its 10 principles focus on internal cues, such as hunger, fullness, and satisfaction.
Why shift away from dieting?
Dieting is associated with:
Intuitive Eating is associated with:
Where to begin?
Try rejecting the diet mentality. If you are on a restrictive (non-medically necessary) diet, consider stopping it. It can cause you to miss out on beneficial nutrients.
Research has also shown severely limiting enjoyable foods can actually increase calorie intake and fuel feelings of guilt.
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