Intuitive eating is a sort of “mindful” way of nourishing yourself; it involves just eating when you body signals you to, and then stopping when you’re full.
This may sound ineffective to diet advocates, but the concept is that the body knows what it needs, and you will have cravings related to that need.
No Food is Bad or Good
In the practice of intuitive eating, you learn to let go of “unhealthy” labels on everyday foods (like burger and fries), and in turn eventually lose the associated guilt that can be the anchor of a traditional diet.
As an article in the Huffington Post explains, it takes some time to train your mind and body not to be conscious of every calorie going into it. “It’s funny how once you realize you can actually have any food at any time, a lot of food’s irresistible draw vanishes.
Don’t Eat your Emotions
Most of us have the habit of drowning our sorrows in a pint of ice cream or a bucket of chicken, however, intuitive eating aims to train you not to attach emotions to food it challenges you to “honor your feelings without using food”.
Once you have mastered those two steps, you will eat healthy and properly without feeling guilty.