I am learning more and more about Intuitive Eating and I love it! There is just so much- I feel like this whole new world has been opened up to me.
Today, I watched Beth Danowsky Basham who hosts a FB group that I belong to. She addressed some of the fears that I have about intuitive eating, including gaining a crazy amount of weight and not being able to trust my body.
When it comes down to it, I have a hard time buying into the whole concept because I haven't had success with knowing when I was full. I'm afraid that I won't be able to stop eating.
Beth talked about this and she made a valid point. Basically, we can only eat so much ice-cream. Eventually, we would get sick of it.
And she talked about what I already know as far as our body would start craving food that would balance out the fat and sugar that the ice-cream provided.
This is what I need to trust. I need to trust that my body will crave what it needs. That it will tell me what I need.
And the stress. It's something I've told clients myself, as it's so true. Our body holds onto the weight because of being stressed. When we remove the judgement and the guilt that we feel from eating "forbidden" food, it makes sense that our body would release the excess weight.
I have more to learn. A lot more, actually. IE does not have rules but it has guidelines. When I lost weight before, I had rules...I wanted to stay within a certain range of calories. While I know I can lose weight and still eat let's just say it, junk, there was still that guilt that came into the picture.
Not having rules sounds wonderful and it's the freedom that I'm looking for.
I ordered THE Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and it should be arriving today. I also have on my to-do list to watch some videos that Evelyn created. I'm excited for this new journey I'm beginning; or maybe this is just further along on the path I've been on for years!