Food issues and disordered eating–overeating, binge eating, chronic dieting or obsessing about weight or food–are rarely about food. They’re about old patterns, lack of self love, the longing for expression, the need for control, or any number of other deeper issues. Examining these is richly rewarding, even life-changing.
Why inspired eating, and not intuitive eating?
Because for someone who’s never practiced eating intuitively, removing all the rules can be confusing–and sometimes really scary. And it’s often counter-productive: if your body and brain aren’t getting enough of the right kinds of nutrients, if your blood sugar is constantly imbalanced and your cravings are out of control, if you have undiagnosed food sensitivities, it’s hard to find balance and ease in eating.
Additionally, our bodies are designed to crave real food, as it comes from the ground; but when our supply of nourishment comes from food courts instead of farms, it’s nearly impossible to “listen to your body.” We’ve lost that connection, and it takes time to rebuild.
So, while you’re moving back toward a body-centered, intuitive way of eating, it’s helpful to have guidelines (rather than strict eating plans) about what foods best support health–both physical and emotional. Bolstered by that knowledge, you can then begin to eat and live more intuitively.
Ultimately, you’ll learn to be moved by your own intuition, and you’ll find freedom from food rules, regulations and fears.
Schedule a free consultation, and we’ll talk about how to help you feel comfortable, peaceful, even inspired about eating.