In your online quest and search for how to become an intuitive eater, I want to highlight that the goal isn’t “to become an intuitive eater.” The goal is to be you, and feel calm around food.
To be you, and…
- Be present in your life.
- No longer feel so distracted by all of the thoughts swimming around in your head around food.
- To let food just be food.
- To not worry about it so much.
The goal is to be [YOUR NAME] and feel calm around food.
I bring this up because it’s easy to get tripped up and ask “am I doing ‘intuitive eating’ right?”
You might be wondering… “am I asking myself all of the right questions?” Like…
- Am I hungry?
- Am I full?
- What is my satisfaction level on a scale of 1-10?
But in your quest to become an intuitive eater… is filling your head with a new set of 10 questions to always be asking really how you want to feel around food?
Or was your goal to think about food less? To make other things in your life more important?
Don’t get me wrong… some of these “intuitive eating” questions are very helpful. In my free 1-Day Intuitive Eating Guide I walk you through loads of questions to ask yourself…
But the goal isn’t to always be on high alert, making sure you’re asking yourself all of these questions to make sure that you’re doing it right.
The goal is to use the questions for a time, to get you in alignment with your body, food, and what feels good. And to bring you from outside rules telling you what, how much and when to eat to bringing you back to yourself.
This way, you can actually feel calm around food.
You can wake up on a Saturday morning and have a bar with your coffee because that’s what you feel like. Then, a few hours later when you’re hungry, you make yourself a breakfast sandwich because that’s what sounds good.
You enjoy it, and then you hop in the shower to get ready for the day and move on. You get some things done around the house because the kids are playing outside. And if you get a moment, you might even sit down and work on some of your own personal growth.
You engage with your family as they’re around. You play music throughout the house. You make your bed. You talk with a friend on the phone. You feed your kids and the next time you get hungry you put together your next meal. You feel calm. It’s okay. It’s no big deal.
At this point, a sandwich with a few chips on the side is what sounds good. So you make your sandwich, put it on a plate, add a few chips to the side and pour yourself a glass of iced tea. You sit somewhere cozy and enjoy it. It’s part of a great afternoon. It’s what you envisioned feeling calm around food would look like. Easy.
And the most fascinating part of all? It wasn’t really that much about the food in the first place. It wasn’t that you needed a total “what you eat overhaul.” It was simply your thinking about the food that needed to shift.
To mellow out. To simmer down. So that you could feel and be calm around it. And connecting to your body and getting more “intuitive (aka, in-tune)” helped… but it wasn’t the end goal. To be a by definition intuitive eater.
The goal was to be YOU and to feel calm around food.
If you’re reading this and would like to feel calm around food, download my free 1-Day Intuitive Eating Guide here and use the guide lightly for a few days to experience how good it feels to be calm around food.
Once you’ve done that, step two is to hop on a free call with me (schedule it here) and discover what you actually want your life to look like, free from all these thoughts about food, and I’ll share how I can help you get there.