What is Intuitive Eating?
You may have heard your friend mention they’re doing Intuitive Eating or maybe you’re following another dietitian/health coach who says they practice it…but what exactly is it? And more importantly, what does it have to do with IBS & Gut Health?!
🍍IE is a framework created by two dietitians that focuses on 10 principles. The idea is that our bodies know what/when/how much to eat but due to diet culture (among other things) we may have lost this ability somewhere along the way.
🍍It is evidenced based with over 100 studies over the past 25 years. They found that Intuitive Eaters have less disordered eating, binge eating and emotional eating.
🍍IE teaches you how to get in touch with your body’s hunger/fullness cues by learning to TRUST your body again.
🥝What does this have to do with gut health? Raise your hand if your IBS has created restriction. Or you don’t know how to stop binge eating (which makes your IBS symptoms worse). Or you have ZERO trust in your body to tell you what to eat because of your IBS.
So how can you get started? Start with the first principle: Reject the Diet Mentality. Give up your diet that focuses on weight loss/changing your body. Look for how diet culture has impacted your life!
My approach to helping you resolve your IBS symptoms uses the principles of Intuitive Eating. Do you know someone who could benefit from this? Share this with them!