If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you have looked at each of the 10 principles of intuitive eating? Hopefully it has helped you to understand them a little bit better, and see how they fit for you, in your life.
I do want to finish off with a few pointers that will help you to bring it all together. A few final tips and words of wisdom, if you like.
First off, you do not have to do the principles in any order. You don’t have to start at principle 1, wait until you’ve finished that, and then move on to the next one. It’s not a step by step system.
I do recommend really focusing on principle 1, reject diet mentality. This is super important. Without putting the goal of weight loss and dieting aside you cannot be an intuitive eater. So take the time to understand that principle, get your head around it, and just park the dieting. Just set it aside.
As for the rest of them, they will come over time. Some days you’ll understand more about your hunger, another day you might be focusing on your movement. Maybe one day you might spend some time thinking about body respect, and on another day it isn’t something you have the headspace to think about. Bit by bit you’ll understand them more and they’ll slot into place for you though.
Also, you do not need to fully understand all of the principles of intuitive eating in equal measure. It’s a lot to take in and try and understand. Some will take more practice than others. But it will come.
Have some patience and some compassion for yourself. Remember that you have been dieting for a long time. These are hard wired thoughts and beliefs you have now. You cannot flick a switch and they are gone. So if you have a wobbly day where you are struggling to find the intuitive eater in you, that’s ok. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself some understanding. Know that there will be other days where you feel like you can take on the world, and those days will increase in number.
Get some support. I don’t say this just to sell my services. I say it because to have great support around you will be so helpful for you as you are making these changes and have thoughts and feelings to work through.
Get some people around you that celebrate every small win with you, but will also support you in your low moments. My membership really is such an awesome place to do that.
Or let me help you with some personal coaching. That is there for a reason – because sometimes this stuff is just too big to try and understand and work through alone. I know how you feel, I understand what you are going through, have gone through, and will go through.
Or simply join me in the Facebook group. Whatever suits you best, I’m here to help you.
You may need to revisit the intuitive eating principles again. As time passes you may forget bits, or you may want a bit of a refresher, so bookmark these pages.
If you’re getting it on YouTube, save the playlist. If you’re listening in your podcast app, save the episodes there. Whenever you need it, just pull up the episodes and have a listen. That’s why I made them all bite size, so that you can just have a quick listen now and then.
And please do reach out. I’d love to hear what you think about the principles of intuitive eating.
Finally, remember how awesome you are. You are a wonderful human being, you are loved and valued, and the world is lucky to have you in it.
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