Category: Intuitive Eating

Conquering the Urge to Diet: Three Steps

By Katie, 5:18 am

Monday I shared with you an audio recording in which I chat about how my self-image improved  when I let go of my obsession with my weight. Lest you think that means my time in front of the mirror is all roses and butterflies – “I’m so glad I’ve dealt with my issues! Now I [...]

File This Under GROSS: Taco Bell’s “Seasoned Beef”

By Katie, 5:23 am

Have you heard about the latest fast food scandal? Taco Bell is being sued for false advertising. Apparently some lawyers did some testing, and the “seasoned beef” in many of the fast food chain’s products isn’t really beef at all, or at least not entirely; the results indicate that less than 35% of the meat [...]

You Don’t Need an Excuse to Eat!

By Katie, 5:27 am

“I ran an extra mile on the treadmill today.” “I’ve had a really stressful day at work.” Or my personal favorite: “I’ve been good all week!” Those of us who have a rocky relationship with food often find ourselves coming up with excuses or justifications for our eating habits. We feel like we have to rationalize eating. [...]

Distinguishing Emotional and Physical Hunger

By Katie, 5:51 am

If you’ve never struggled with any kind of eating issue, you may think the title of this post is downright silly. You may think I’m wasting my time dissecting something as simple and straightforward as hunger. You may accuse me of over-thinking the issue, a charge with which I am all too familiar. Yet if [...]

Intuitive Eating and Structure: Can They Co-Exist?

By Katie, 5:55 am

“I can’t practice intuitive eating because I need more structure than that.” How many times have I heard that? Heck, how many times have I said that? For those of us who have spent years following some sort of diet plan – counting calories or points or macronutrients or whatever – the idea of letting [...]

It’s About Paying Attention: An Intuitive Eating Giveaway!

By Katie, 5:43 am

On Sunday I had the pleasure of seeing Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the groundbreaking book Intuitive Eating, speak about her approach to healthy eating. While the principles of intuitive eating are not new to me – as evidenced by my frequent discussion of them on this blog – I did learn a lot from Tribole’s presentation [...]

Intuitive Eating: My Body’s OTHER Cues

By Katie, 5:32 am

My original title for this post was: “Why I Am NOT Eating Intuitively Right Now.” I’m a pretty healthy gal, but for the past two weeks I’ve been suffering from a minor but extremely uncomfortable medical condition that has left me drained and frustrated. The only way to combat this particular condition is through the [...]

Au Revoir, Hunger! What the French Language Can Teach Us About Intuitive Eating

By Katie, 5:45 am

Ah, the French. They have given us so many wonderful things. Like French toast. (Source) And French onion soup. (Source) There’s the French horn. (Source) And the French press. (Source) Can’t forget the French kiss. (Source) And, of course, French fries. (Source) Our culture has often admired envied the eating habits of the French. “How can they [...]

Challenging My Fear of Hunger

By Katie, 5:56 am

Have you ever read an article, an essay, a blog post, or even a single phrase and felt like a million light bulbs immediately went off in your head? Like someone else’s particular wording or personal story suddenly made it all click for you? (Source) I recently had that kind of “Aha!” moment when I [...]

Re-Post: Bad Food = Bad Girl?

By Katie, 5:03 am

I’m still away and not on my regular blogging schedule, so for today I’m resurrecting this post from last March about the connections we draw between our diets and our morality. It’s definitely still something I struggle with, and perhaps the same is true for you. I’m excited to hear your ideas on the topic! [...]

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