Food Does Not Need to be “Worth the Calories” in Order to Eat it

A part of intuitive eating is finding satisfaction in the foods you eat. You will eventually get to a place where you may be satisfied with less of certain foods than you used to. And you may turn away foods that aren’t up to your standards. But this isn’t about dieting and finding the miracle cure to eating less. It’s not about being able to say no to foods that aren’t “worth the calories”. It’s about being attuned with your body and knowing what it’s needing. When we talk about food being “worth the calories”, we assume that we have some sort of calorie limit. We assume that we can’t trust our body to regulate itself and we assume that the only reason we eat is for nourishment vs pleasure. Also, every meal is not going to be perfect. Sometimes we need the energy and calories from food and we eat a meal that is less than pleasurable but will give us the nutrition we need to get through the day.

Calories Shmalories

Professionally, calories are a way of quantifying the energy value of foods. Calories are necessary to sustain life. Personally, calories shmalories! I could easily figure out how many calories I eat on a daily basis, and I could easily tell you how many calories are in any given food item. It’s my super power asContinue reading “Calories Shmalories”