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Cultivate Joy Nutrition | Intuitive Eating
Joyful Movement - Intuitive EatinWhen we put weight loss on the back burner and actually focus on how joyful movement helps us feel more energized, makes us extra happy, promotes our heart health - and more - it can be way more motivating to obtain physical activity more regularly.
Respecting Your Fullness
The "Respect Your Fullness" principle of Intuitive Eating encourages tuning into your body's internal cues to determine when you are no longer hungry. To recognize when you are comfortably full, and honoring that. Feeling comfortably full means that eating more food would cause uncomfortable fullness.
Creating Peace with Food
Giving yourself full permission to consume these foods - without judgement - will be a big step towards becoming an Intuitive Eater. By creating peace with food, you're supporting your emotional and physical well-being by ditching the restrictive, diet-y thoughts, consuming a wider variety of foods and actually tasting them, and tuning into how different combinations of foods make you feel.
Obtaining Support During Your Intuitive Eating Journey
Strategies for receiving different forms of support during your Intuitive Eating journey. The bottom line is that it can be incredibly empowering to determine what your needs are on this Intuitive Eating journey, establish your boundaries, and seek the type of support that feels right to you. You are not alone.
Make Your Eating Experience More Pleasurable
Explore some ways that you can increase the satisfaction level of your meals. When we eat what actually sounds good - in a setting where we can really appreciate what we're consuming - we're more likely to notice when we're comfortably full, and feel mentally satisfied with what we just ate.
Rejecting the Diet Mentality: Check in with Yourself
Dieting can contribute to emotional, mental, and physical harm - some of which includes an increased risk of worsened cardiovascular health through yo-yo dieting/weight cycling - no matter the size of the body, and an enhanced risk of developing an eating disorder. "Reject the Diet Mentality." Given that we are surrounded by diet culture, rejecting the diet mentality can feel hard. It's so insidious! So today I'm sharing three tips to support you as you work to reject the diet mentality.