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What Does “Mindful Eating” or “Intuitive Eating” Mean?
The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they mean different things. Mindful eating is the process of paying attention to your actual eating experience without judgment. This sounds simple and straightforward, but the process can be complex, especially for those who are not used to it. A mindful eating practice helps you become aware of the reasons behind your hunger (emotions, lack of food, tradition, schedule, etc.).
Intuitive eating is a broader philosophy that incorporates mindful eating. It emphasizes attunement of mind, body, and food, and focuses on strengthening the relationship with all three of those elements. This approach includes using nutrition information without judgment, and respecting your body regardless of how you feel about its shape. Those who practice intuitive eating eat for physical reasons, rather than emotional reasons. They rely on internal hunger and satiety cues to guide when, what, and how much they eat. They give themselves unconditional permission to eat.
Mindful and intuitive eating practices are helpful for everyone, but they are especially important for those who have suffered from disordered eating patterns, or who feel like food controls their life. They provide a respectful and healthy way to reconnect with food while gaining a deeper understanding of your mind and body. Mindful and intuitive eating practices are not diets. They are mindsets that require you to trust your natural instincts and listen to your body’s natural hunger and fullness cues. In these practices, there is no room for outside influences like social pressures to eat or not eat certain foods. There is no directive to eat or not eat specific amounts of food at specific times. Instead, these practices teach you to listen to how your body is feeling and allow you to make food choices for yourself without judgment.
Join Rebecca Duerr MS, LDC, in this informative workshop, where we will:
· Talk about body acceptance, loving ourselves no matter what and eating without judgment.
· Discuss the differences between eating for hunger and eating for emotional reasons.
· Learn life long practices in working towards changing our relationship with food.
· Increase the volume to that little voice in our heads that tell us we are hunger or when we are finished.
· Talk about the connection between mind, body and food.
· Partake in mindful exercises and activities to help us learn how to slow down, and focus on one thing.
For registration, please email info@MindfulFamilyWellness.com