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Preoccupation with food and your body can eat up so much of your life.
How good would it be to free of the struggle?
Do you struggle with:
- Feeling unhappy with your body or your weight?
- Thoughts about food and weight taking up too much mental space?
- Feeling like you don’t have control around certain food?
- Feelings of guilt and anxiety around food?
- Eating in a way that is both pleasurable and nourishing for your body?
- Finding a pattern of eating that you can stick to long-term?.
If you answered yes to any of these, you’ve come to the right place! Our dietitians work one on one with you to overcome each of these struggles with your eating with the Intuitive Eating process. Contact us today to organise your one on one consultation.
You are not the problem, the problem is with the diet programs, trying to quit food, weight loss advice or any other health advice that tells you what, when and how much to eat. When advice goes against doing things you enjoy, it is human nature to rebel against this. When advice goes against one of our most primal drives, that is to seek out food that we enjoy when we are hungry, your body’s biology will make it impossible for you to stick to such advice for any length of time.
We require food for life. A struggle with food is a struggle with life.
Given we need to eat several times per day, every day for our entire life, wouldn’t you prefer eating food to be a pleasurable experience that you look forward to each day? When you make eating food about weight loss, calories or nutrients, eating can become isolating, dull, joyless and anxiety provoking. This can happen even when the food is food you typically enjoy. Wouldn’t you prefer your eating experience to leave you feeling energised and satisfied? You can achieve this with Intuitive Eating – see link below for more detailed information.
The pleasure we receive from food is one of the reasons humans have been such a successful species, if eating wan’t pleasurable we probably wouldn’t have gone to such efforts to seek out food and the human race would not have prospered as it has. Denying pleasure from food and eating is denying one of our most basic human needs.
The other key problem with advice or programs that helps you pursue weight loss, is that the human body is carefully designed to defend against losing weight. To actively lose weight, you need to reduce your energy intake by an amount that tips your body into starvation mode. Our bodies are carefully designed to survive famine, once the body goes into starvation (or famine) mode, varies physiological mechanisms kick into place to make this difficult and eventually cause weight loss to plateaux, before eventually the regain occurs. Over time, many people actually end up heavier through dieting. If you find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off through dieting or food restriction, then you are a successful human. You simply can’t force the body into permanent weight loss. People don’t fail diets, diets fail people.
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Are you someone who eats emotionally?
Emotional eating is neither a good thing nor a bad thing, it’s simply eating in response to an emotional state. People who struggle with emotional eating are nearly always engaging in some type of food restriction, be that actual food restriction or a mindset of restriction where you think you shouldn’t be eating something. Dieters, or people who restrict food, tend to turn toward food in times of heightened emotion, while non-dieters tend to turn away from food.
Perhaps it’s time for you to try a new and enjoyable approach to health that allows you to be the expert of your body and to know what is best for you. At love what you eat, our dietitians will help you stop struggling with food and help you build a positive relationship with food and your body. This is called Intuitive Eating.
Do you struggle with sugar cravings?
Most people find their sugar cravings either stop or are much more manageable once they start eating more intuitively and enjoy a variety of food. Why? Often sugar cravings occur because you don’t eat enough food, or you restrict certain foods such as carbohydrate rich food. Once you discover that you can enjoy a small amount of sweet food without binging, this will also help to diminish your sugar cravings. The mindful eating exercise is part of this.
Our philosophy is simple…
A positive attitude to food is more important than always striving to make the “right” food choice
Reconnect with your signals of hunger and fullness
Establish and nurture a healthy relationship with food, eating and your body
Reconnect with food, practice eating mindfully and you can enjoy all food
Encourage a variety of fresh whole foods, especially plant based foods
In this e-book, Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist, and co-founder of The Moderation Movement, Zoe Nicholson, explains why diets don’t work, that there are no “bad” foods, and offers practical tips to help you begin your Intuitive Eating journey. Click the banner to purchase your copy today!
“To help you stop dieting, help you rediscover the pleasure in eating and to nurture
a healthy relationship with food and your body”