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Are You Ready to Stop the Yo-Yo Dieting in Pleasant Valley Nevada?

Are You Ready to Stop the Yo-Yo Dieting in Pleasant Valley Nevada?

Are you tired of yo-yo dieting, ready to jump start the New Year a healthier way in Pleasant Valley Nevada? For individuals that struggle with losing weight have you looked into intuitive eating?  

healthy livingAccording to an article at shape.com, “The Non-Dieting Approach”

Intuitive Eating (IE) is a style of non-dieting that teaches people to trust their body’s signals–the opposite of what most diets do. Rather than trying to “suppress your appetite” or “stoke your metabolism,” you focus on eating what your body tells you it needs and wants and stopping when you are full. Therein lies the best part of Intuitive Eating: you eat what you truly want, when you want it. It’s also the hardest part: you eat whatever you truly want, only when you truly want it.

A common misconception with IE is that it’s a no-holds-barred food fest where you eat anything and everything without limits. While that may sound like diet heaven at first, it would not make your body feel good in the end. And eating what makes your body feel its best is exactly what you are trying to do. You discover pretty quickly–once you start paying attention–that eating bags of jelly beans every day makes you feel tired and sick, while filling up on a salad with protein, veggies, and homemade dressing is energizing (and delicious). It’s that slight change of perspective–it’s not that the jelly beans are “bad” or “off limits” but rather that you don’t feel good when you eat a lot of them–that makes all the difference.

Why I Chose Intuitive Eating

Having grown up hating my body and feeling betrayed by my appetite, I struggled with eating disorders for most of my life. Finally, as a mom of four children, I knew I had to find a better way to deal with my weight. My kids needed a healthy example, yes, but most of all they just needed me, and I couldn’t be there for them if I was obsessed with food. In one of the most gut-wrenching decisions of my life, I decided to follow Roth’s example and forget all my “food rules.” No food was “good” or “bad” any longer. There was only one condition I placed upon my eating: I needed to be conscious of my food and fully present when I ate it.

Within a few months I’d easily lost the last 10 pounds of baby weight–without dieting, counting calories or giving up dessert–and I’ve stayed within two pounds of that weight for the past three years. For someone whose weight fluctuated more than the stock market, this is nothing short of a miracle.

How to Start Eating Intuitively

The first step is making these two little changes:

  1. Eat un-distracted. Sit down with no books, no TV, no computers, and (at first) no serious conversation to distract you. Without making judgments about it, you want to pay attention to everything you eat. Note how it tastes, how it smells, how you feel when you eat it.”

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If you struggle with losing weight ABC Nutrition Services in Pleasant Valley Nevada can help. To schedule an appointment with Barbara Cox visit ABCNutritionServices.com.

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