As a certified intuitive eating counselor, Amy can guide you to break free from diets and rigid meal plans and find what works for you. Intuitive eating is not a diet, rather a way of life. It is not simply using a hunger scale to gauge when to eat. Intuitive eaters listen to give themselves unconditional permission to eat what they want without feeling guilty. Intuitive eaters trust their bodies. We are all born as natural, intuitive eaters. Babies give us very subtle cues when they are hungry. When we do not respond to these subtle cues, they will cry. As we grow older, the natural cues can be thrown off-kilter for many reasons such as school and work schedules, food rules and schedules, and restrictions we set around food. The good news is that you can regain the ability to eat intuitively.
Does this seem far fetched? Trust us, it does not have to be! It may sound as if meal planning and intuitive eating conflict with each other. We have worked with countless patients in the journey toward intuitive eating. When meal planning allows flexibility, pleasure, and satisfaction, it actually aids in the process of becoming an intuitive eater.