Discover Intuitive Eating, a healthy approach to eating that feels right!
In fact, we are all born intuitive eaters. In infancy, intuition makes us cry at the first sign of hunger and turn away from nourishment as soon as feeling full and satisfied. As we grow and interact with the world around us, external influences alter and shape our eating habits and behaviour, and ultimately how we perceive our bodies and appreciate ourselves.
Sadly, our modern way of life is beset by too many cultural and social influences with negative consequences on our diet and relationship with food. How? By constantly telling us what, when, how, and how much we should eat, often resulting in misinformation, confusion, “food worry”, and ultimately inadequate eating patterns.
In recent years, we have seen the emergence of a quest for “mindfulness” in various aspects of our existence. Ancient wisdom and practices from Eastern civilizations enable us to understand and explore mindfulness through yoga and meditation. A mindful way of eating seems a natural extension of this growing awareness and the need to reconnect with our inner wisdom.
While it echoes principles of mindfulness, Intuitive Eating is a science-based nutritional approach tailored to explore and resolve issues of disordered eating and its associated distresses, often related to weight and body dissatisfaction.
A growing body of research confirms that intuitive eaters generally have better eating habits, a more stable weight and lower than the average weight of the population, as well as better physical and psychological health.
Gilda can guide you step-by-step through the process of healing difficulties in your relationship with food and embracing the intuitive eater inside you.
Intuitive Eating proposes a process of learning to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings and developing a sense of body wisdom. This entails breaking away from chronic dieting, rigid “healthy” rules, and food misconceptions, and learning to trust your own food decisions instead.
It promotes self-respect and a sense of empowerment – becoming the master of your own body, health and wellbeing.
In order to teach a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body, Intuitive Eating is founded on 10 principles:
For more information, consult www.intuitiveeating.org
Call Gilda to find out if Intuitive Eating is the right approach for you!