Dieting can be so frustrating, especially when you have to give up or cut severely back on your favorite foods. Well, there may be a way that you can lose weight without having to diet at all! It sounds too good to be true, but it isn't. There is a caveat though; you will have to make one lifestyle change.
It is time for people to ditch the fad diets and embrace intuitive eating. The latter is a philosophy developed by registered dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Back in the 1990s, the duo wrote a book called Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, which explained their groundbreaking look at dieting and losing weight. The philosophy focuses on creating peace in your relationship with food and your body.
You should aim to nourish and respect your body, as opposed to fixing and shaping it. Diets are front and center this time of year as people strive to lose weight. However, with intuitive eating, the focus changes and that will help you lose weight. It is time to get off the diet cycle for good because that line of thinking will not give you the results you crave.
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Intuitive eating will force you to be more in tune with your body. Remember everyone is different, so weight loss is not one size fits all. By paying attention to what foods make you feel good and healthy, you get the advantage of understanding the best recourse for you to lose weight. It brings people back to the days of being a kid when we didn't obsess over our bodies or food.
The point of ditching dieting is to eat what you love while monitoring how much you ate healthily. It goes along with everything in moderation, except intuitive eating is all about nourishing your body with foods that make it feel good and healthy.
For example, if eating French fries makes your stomach hurt, then those are not a food that you should be eating very often. Intuitive dieting doesn't deprive you of foods you love, but it will force you to pay attention to how those foods make you feel.
Have you tried intuitive eating before? Would you ditch dieting and try it?