Intuitive Eating . . . Bonus Blog!!
Monday, August 10, 2020
A great Sparkie Friend recently posted a blog with a link about intuitive eating -- mentioning me. But: she's feeling guilty because her weight isn't where she wants it and she's not so sure about IE.
Oh my do I get that . . . and here's the comment I left:
This is a really great article . . . thanks for the link. AND I like BESSHAILE's summarizing mantra too.
So long as I approached IE from the perspective that I was still covertly trying to lose weight -- it didn't work for me. IE for me is about more than weight, it's about "integrity", meaning integrating my body with my mind and spirit, treating my body with kindness in both nutrition and exercise. And accepting that the body weight which results IS my natural body weight, my healthy body weight -- not some arbitrary body weight and pants size predetermined by me . . .
Genuinely listening to my body's signals, eating what I REALLY want to eat (which is NOT mindless junk food actually since that doesn't make me feel good at all), eating when I'm hungry, stopping just before I am full . . . and asking myself, one more bite? Maybe yes, maybe no. But: I CAN listen because I CAN eat again, when I'm hungry again.
Exercising to enjoy the nice feelings of my strong and flexible body.
It's about calm contentment in the present moment. What all of us really want. And which is right there, right now, for the noticing: always.
It's not the case that I need to weight a certain weight BEFORE I can permit myself that calm contentment!!