In a world where most of us live in fear of food and disconnected from our bodies — what does it really mean to eat “normally,” anyway?
I want to share with you this description from Ellyn Satter. This helped me SO much when I was recovering from my eating disorders, learning to listen to my body, and embracing Intuitive Eating.
💗 “Normal eating” is going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied.
💗 It is being able to choose food you enjoy and eat it and truly get enough of it – not just stop eating because you “think you should.”
💗 Normal eating is being able to give some thought to your food selection so you get nutritious food, but not being so wary and restrictive that you miss out on enjoyable food.
💗 Normal eating is giving yourself permission to eat sometimes because you are happy, sad or bored, or just because it feels good.
💗 It is leaving some cookies on the plate because you know you can have some again tomorrow, or it is eating more now because they taste so wonderful.
💗 Normal eating is overeating at times, feeling stuffed and uncomfortable. And it can be undereating at times and wishing you had more.
💗 Normal eating is trusting your body to make up for your mistakes in eating.
💗 In short, normal eating is flexible. It varies in response to your hunger, your schedule, your proximity to food and your feelings.
^ THIS is the state that I aim for with my clients. You have a positive relationship with food, you understand how to eat for your goals without deprivation, and you can reach and sustaine a physique that you feel good in.
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