Tuesday, June 27, 2006


It's a learning process, this Intuitive Eating...

The other day, I read somewhere a really good way of looking at things:

Babies don't come out of the womb ready / knowing how to walk ... it takes them stages to learn. First, they can't do anything. Then they learn to creep, to crawl, to toddle, THEN to walk!

It's the same with relearning how to eat "intuitively", I think. First we learn about what we should be doing (waiting for "0"/empty, and stopping by "5"/before we've stuffed ourselves). Then we stumble -- the practices are unfamiliar, so it takes a while to get the hang of things. And then, finally, we're walking ... we're an Intuitive Eater, and we can do it without having to put much (if any) thought into it at all! It's ingrained and "natural"....

I am currently in the "Toddle" stage... I've learned what I need to do to be an Intuitive Eater, but I'm having trouble getting it right. I'm still thinking like a "dieter", I think. :-? But, with practice (and a LOT of patience with myself!) I will get there, eventually. :o)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

...by any other name...

Recently I've come to the realization that "Intuitive Eating" has many different names...

  • non-dieting

  • intuitive eating

  • normal eating

  • hunger/fullness method

  • attuned eating

  • conscious eating

Do a Google search for any of the above and you'll find a myriad of different websites on the subject!

Some websites can turn out to be really helpful, too! For example, Fred Anderson's website is TRULY inspiring! Through a form of Intuitive Eating he has managed to shed over 170 pounds! He has graciously started posting his book on his website for free, so it's worth browsing!

Other websites you have to be somewhat cautious of. They might "say" they're following intuitive eating, but still have a lot of the "diet" mentality, or "rules"... Be discerning!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

New Yahoo Group!

Click to join IntuitiveEating_Support

Join my group if you're looking for support in following the principles of Intuitive Eating! :o)