Unconditional permission to eat – confusing choosing not to eat with restriction

When people enter onto the Intuitive Eating path, one of the most important steps is to give themselves unconditional permission to eat. After years – sometimes decades – of deprivation, good and bad foods, and resisting “temptation” until they couldn’t take it anymore, many find this step daunting. And yet…intriguing. The idea that they could […]

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What is real progress? What my nutrition practice taught me

Three years ago I launched Eat to Love. Much like my own understanding of meditation, mindfulness, and Intuitive Eating, my understanding of working with clients has deepened in surprising ways. It is with the “new beginning” of this site that I share three little insights into that deeper understanding: of myself as a person/nutritionist/business owner, […]

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What are you unconsciously consuming and how can you get back in balance? (And I’m not talking about food)

A while back, I posted a four-point approach used by a client to turn down the “noise” of dieting. You’ll notice her first point was to choose NOT to consume, that is dieting and body-critical information from books, magazines, Pins, Instagram accounts, Facebook pages, and tweets. But inevitably some of these things get through, which […]

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Does Intuitive Eating mean eating whatever and whenever you feel like it? ~Guest post by Terri Barger

The short answer is yes and no. With Intuitive Eating, you can absolutely eat whatever you want, whenever you want, but I’ve learned that as my relationship with my body and food evolves, “whatever” and “whenever” and even “want” become more complex. Because of my history with disordered eating and deprivation, I began my Intuitive […]

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How to Talk to Others about Your Intuitive Eating Journey

One difficult thing about starting down the Intuitive Eating path is explaining it to others. Many of my clients have expressed feeling like a salmon swimming upstream in that they feel they are doing something that is counter to what they have done most of their lives (dieting) and against the tide of what seemingly […]

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