Intuitive eating is knowing what your body needs from your food. By following your gut feeling of intuition and layering in your understanding of balanced nutrition, one can meet the desires and health needs of the body.
For example, a VIP client was missing granola as a breakfast item after a sleeve gastrectomy. She knew she needed protein in her diet, yet she couldn’t stop thinking of her crunchy, sweet granola. We asked her, what is it about granola you love most? How do you cultivate that feeling in your environment around breakfast? What harm would a tablespoon of granola do to your protein Greek yogurt? Listening to your body and honoring its desires builds muscles for following intuition more freely. We can often be too strict with ourselves. With this strictness comes a lack of self-love and compassion for what we desire. It’s okay to honor your desires and allow your knowledge and wants to flow through you consciously.
Embracing the transformative journey of intuitive eating is a sacred pathway towards not only nourishing the body but also nurturing the spirit. It is a profound union of mind, body, and soul, an invitation to reconnect with the wisdom that resides within. For those grappling with the challenges of obesity, intuitive eating becomes a beacon of hope, a testament to self-compassion and healing. It honors the innate intuition each one of us carries, guiding us to listen to our body’s whispers and cravings with a profound understanding and acceptance.
Acceptance of self is critical to compassion for self and others.
In this odyssey, each morsel of food becomes an offering to the temple of your being, not in a restrictive or punitive manner, but as an act of self-love and self-respect. The journey fosters a spiritual awakening, teaching you to relinquish the guilt and shame often associated with food and weight.
With intuitive eating, the scales of empowerment tip in your favor. It’s a call to reclaim authority over your nourishment, promoting a sense of liberation from external dictates and fad diets.
You become the master of your destiny, forging a mindful and harmonious relationship with food. By embarking on this sacred voyage, you not only cultivate a healthier relationship with food and your body but also sow the seeds of self-empowerment and spiritual growth.
Every choice, every meal becomes an opportunity for self-renewal, a step closer to unveiling the radiant, resilient, and empowered being within.