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Maybe you’re interested in intuitive eating…but you still want to lose weight.Not-so-secret confession? I still wanted to lose weight when I started intuitive eating and I certainly wasn’t alone in my experience. I still believed something was Inherently Wrong With Me and that when my food issues resolved, this deep, encompassing pain would evaporate faster than water simmered over a hot stove.
Is it possible that you're dieting...even though you're not following a specific diet? Being a cautious eater or a mindful eater, or even monitoring your weight (think weight management or weight control) are all examples of dieting! The truth is, diets are much more about mindset than they are about the specific foods you eat. The upside? You can still honour your health without dieting. Learn how to spot whether you're on a diet, and steps to take to embrace a more intuitive approach to food.
Will intuitive eating stop my sugar cravings? Beginners to intuitive eating are curious about whether they can stop craving sugar by giving themselves permission to eat it (which is actually a form of restriction!) That said, intuitive eating can definitely change your relationship with sugar and how you approach the office cookie jar.
New to an anti-diet approach to nutrition? Here's a blog post for intuitive eating beginners addressing the hunger scale and whether you should always eat when you're hungry. While dieting often leads us to eat for external reasons -- think lunch at noon -- intuitive eating develops interoceptive awareness and helps the individual to tune into their internal wisdom. Click here to learn more.