Have you checked in with your mindset lately? And I don’t mean goal setting or schedule planning. I’m talking about how you are speaking to yourself, the vocabulary you choose, the conversation you have with YOU every single day.
Are you nitpicking? Do you step on a scale, see the number on the scale, and then choose what you’re going to have for breakfast? Do you feel only in control when you limit what’s on your plate, telling yourself you’ll be skinnier and therefore happier, if you eat half a meal?
You are lying to yourself. You are doubting yourself. You are berating yourself.
And you are taking it out on your body.
When was the last time you took a deep breath and let you tell you what you needed, and actually listened? When was the last time you made a choice without a lengthily explanation for why you felt like you needed to make the decision?
Intuitive eating is you letting yourself eat in a way that feels connected to what your body needs. It’s not eating a cauliflower crust pizza because it has less calories than real pizza. It’s eating the cauliflower pizza because you like it, the extra veggie boost feel good. OR it’s eating a real, gluten filled pizza because you felt like it! It’s eating what you want and need without attachment. It’s seeing food as it is, fuel or a celebration or family time. You get to choose what you need at a certain time to feel nurtured–maybe that’s with good nutrients and balance, maybe it’s a family tradition of bagels on a Sunday morning. Intuitive eating is highly personal because it simply is eating without guilt, without explanation, without fear. Intuitive eating is paying attention to you and your body, not someone else’s standards or definition.
What are your favorite foods? What makes you feel good, not just in the moment while you’re eating, but all day long? What meals make your heart and body feel whole? Is it hot oatmeal in the morning or your mom’s lasgna in the evening?
Comment below, tell me what’s on your plate this week?