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Intuitive Eating–what it is and why it’s important

In case you haven’t heard about “intuitive eating” I want to introduce you by directing you to the website  Here you will find the 10 principles of intuitive eating outlined in the book “Intuitive Eating” by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA.  These principles have become important components of the Eat for Life class taught at the University of Missouri.  These principles, paired with the wisdom of mindfulness training and other wisdoms from academic science, re-teach a way of being at peace with our bodies and delight in the pleasures that can be found when exploring the world of food.  Become a part of the Intuitive Eating Movement by familiarizing yourself with these principles and then reading the article by Karen Koenig (below).  While you might not be a researcher or educator, everyone can play a part in stopping the madness propagated by our culture of dieting, bodily discontent, and the prevailing belief in a quick fix.  I won’t pretend it’s always easy, but the overall quality of our lives can tremendously improve by daily choices to live a more mindful and intuitive life.  Like the title of this blog, “It’s more than just about food.”    Continue reading

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