Intuitive Eating – Explained

Am I affected by diet culture? How can I get out of the diet mentality and heal my relationship with food and my body?

This episode gives an overview of the concept Intuitive Eating, which was created by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch and outlined in their book, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach

I begin by explaining the ways in which you can check to see if you are affected by diet culture’s reign. Then, I give a brief introduction to the principles of Intuitive Eating, followed by the science behind why this way of eating and treating our bodies actually is the healthiest approach.

Dump your diet, and get back to treating your body with the respect it deserves. 

This is wellness with awareness.

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Thank you for listening, and stayed tuned for my upcoming episode!


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