Sunday reminder that you still need to eat even if you barely moved today. Your body requires energy (calories) to carry out the basic functions of life including breathing, pumping blood, digestion, regulating body temperature, and all the other things you don’t control.
In recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating, it’s important to incorporate the non-diet versions of certain foods like sodas, ice cream, bread, etc into your diet (as appropriate for your specific medical conditions). However, once you move towards intuitive eating, your relationship with food shifts. […]
You see this term used all the time. All foods fit, but only in moderation. So does that mean 1 cookie is okay but 10 aren’t okay? Are 2 cookies okay? 3? Where do we draw the line on moderation?
Just because you were “good” today, went to the gym, or didn’t eat carbs at lunch, doesn’t mean you now get to eat the foods you enjoy. You don’t need to make one of these excuses to yourself or to the people around you to justify eating certain […]
No one food holds all the nutritional power. No one food will prevent and cure disease. If you don’t like kale, eat another vegetable (my preference). If the superfood du jour doesn’t taste good to you, don’t force it. Sure, you can try it prepared different ways and maybe you’ll find a way that you like it, but if not, try something else. Enjoyment of food is an important part of health too.
We’ve all probably done it. We relax with a few drinks, order the apps we would normally avoid, and eat dessert. We may even slack off with our workout routine. And then by Sunday night we’re thinking about the week and going back on our diet in time for Monday morning to start the whole cycle all over again. This week, we reason, we’re really going to stick with our diet. But then by Tuesday or Wednesday we’re polishing off a whole bag of cookies and telling ourselves we’ll start over again on Monday.
So how do we combat this? Well, if you picked up on all the dieting language in the introduction, you’ll probably realize that we’re going to get back to the opposite of dieting which is of course intuitive and mindful eating. Let’s explore how to eat freely every day of the week.