If you’re over stressing about food, jumping between dieting and binging, and just want to have a normal relationship with food, then intuitive eating can help.
Dieting (which is any way of trying to lose weight by restricting food) messes with your mind and metabolism, leaving dieters, especially repeated dieters feeling anxious around certain foods and in a cycle of either restricting or overeating. It’s a super stressful way to live (I know, I’ve been there!) but improving your relationship with food is definitely possible.
Intuitive eating is a specific intervention to improve your relationship with food and was created by dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It has ten guiding principals designed to help you learn to understand and listen to your hunger/fullness cues change your mindset about food, clear distorted dieting messages and food rules and learn to find a way of eating and exercise that works for you.