I am done with the Intuitive Eating process. I have reached my “goal”. This is strange since I also believe that Intuitive Eating is a life long habit. How do I know I am done? My perspective has changed. I no longer use food and eating as a weapon against myself.
The end goal feels like:
Does this mean I don’t continue to struggle some days: of course not. But mostly I feel awesome about food. It feels really great and is worth the struggle I went through to get there. Absolutely.
What is even better is that this whole intuitive eating process opened up my world to intuitive living…
If you learn to listen to your body in regards to hunger and fullness you can also now take it one step further to listen to happy and sad. When you can chose foods that you enjoy (and meet your food needs) you could now take that a next step further to meeting your life needs as well. When you learn to stop judging yourself on your food choices you can now take it one step further to stop judging yourself on life choices as well. When you learn to give yourself love without using food you can now take it one step further to learn how to give yourself love that is supportive and healing.
I may be done with Intuitive Eating – the struggle and learning and persistence it took. But I am thrilled to say I am stepping into intuitive living!
I wish you well on your journey.
Written by Sarah Gold, MS, RD, LDN, and intuitive eating counselor
Intuitive Eating is a book written by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA, CEDRD. Learn more at intuitiveeating.org
Sarah Gold is an intuitive eater, dietitian, chocolate lover, and dog lover,