Why Intuitive Eating Isn’t Working for You

Why Intuitive Eating Isn’t Working for You


Hi, it’s Victoria here from Fierce Fatty and
in this video we’re talking about why intuitive eating isn’t working for you. Before we get started, why not check out the links below because
I have a workbook that goes along with this video it’s called the intuitive
eating breakthrough work book it’s absolutely free and it’s going to help
you understand why your intuitive eating isn’t working for you. What’s going on, what negative beliefs
you might be holding, why your intuitive eating is being
sabotaged. So check that out. Get the work book from the links
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every single week. Okay, so in case you don’t know
what intuitive eating is, it is a term that was coined in the 1990s
by Evelyn Tribole and Elise Resch and is comprised of 10 principles. If you want to know what the 10 principles
are, then go to intuitiveeating.org but basically what it is intuitive
eating is eating like what a normal human being would eat, like if they’ve
never been fucked up by diet culture. So diet culture teaches you things like
you shouldn’t eat past this time and your portion should be this size and
you must have this on your play and all this type of diet culture bullshit
and it’s listening to your body. So listening when it’s hungry,
listening when it’s full, listening to what it wants to eat and
when it wants to eat and not being really obsessed with food and just
being relaxed around food. Okay? So if you’ve tried intuitive
eating and you’re like, why they’re not working for me, there’s two big mistakes that people make
that really sabotages their intuitive eating efforts. Let me
tell you what those are. So number one is treating intuitive
eating as a diet with outcomes and expectations. So what I’m talking about here is
you might not be thinking, okay, I’m not dieting when I’m
doing intuitive eating, but you might be doing other things
if you are treating it as a diet, that’s a big like no, no, it’s not a diet intuitive eating in not
going to make you lose weight. It could, but that’s not the outcome.
Your weight might go up or down. That’s just not what it’s about. So you could be looking at
the 10 principles and really
be looking at them with black and white thinking. So thinking things like I
must eat when I’m hungry. I must stop eating when I’m full. I must always listen to what my body
wants and needs and if I don’t then I’m doing it wrong and I’m a big fuck
up. So life gets in the way, right? You can’t always listen to
what your body wants and needs. Sometimes you eat past full and that’s
absolutely fine. It’s not a big deal. Maybe you really enjoy the
thing that you’re eating. Maybe you just don’t even notice when
you’re full. It’s not a big deal. Other things is like eating
when you’re not distracted, that’s not necessarily intuitive eating. You can eat watching TV, you can eat,
reading a book is not a big deal. These are all just enforced rules and
are just another diet and we want to get away from diet mentality. We want to get into a place where you
trust yourself and then you know like I’m a big vodka because one time I
ate and I wasn’t hungry. Right? Another thing is always being worried
about the refeeding stage where you need to eat the food that your body is asking
for and thinking that that refeeding stage is taking too long. Just
that act of thinking about it, it’s taking too long. It’s going to make sure that it takes
longer and it’s absolutely fine if it takes 10 minutes or 10 years, this
is what your body needs, right? And so all of this black
and white thinking, all these strict rules and guidelines,
if you’re putting them on yourself, that’s not intuitive eating and it means
intuitive eating will not work for you because it’s just another
diet for you. Okay? Number two is not working on
your internalized fat phobia. This one is massive fat phobia.
In case you don’t know what it is. It is the fear or dislike of
fat people and fat bodies. We all are fat phobic. Even me. It’s true because we live
in a fat phobic society. The levels of fat phobia that
we have maybe are different, because I’ve worked on my fat
phobia for years and years, and so if you’ve never worked on
your fear of becoming fat or fatter, if you have never worked on your dislike
of your body or fat bodies or if you have a fat body, then intuitive
eating is going to be very, very difficult for you. The big thing
about intuitive eating is letting go. Letting go, Could mean that you put on weight and
if you are so deeply disgusted by fat bodies or terrified of becoming fat
or there’s a really sense of feeling uncomfortable and not wanting that, that’s going to stop you
from truly feeding yourself
the foods that you need to eat. It’s also going to stop you
from loving your body. It’s critical. It’s so important. And I continually see intuitive eating
being taught with no mention of fat phobia and getting it out
and understanding what it
is and trying to overcome your fat phobia. And you do have
fat phobia. We all have fat phobia, and we need to try and reduce that
and minimize that as much as possible. If you don’t, you’ll never be
successful of intuitive eating. So if you want to work on
this stuff, amazing high five, check out the workbook below the
intuitive eating breakthrough workbook. It’s going to go over these areas and
make sure that you can do intuitive eating in a way that really works for you. You’ve got to understand the ways that
your negative thoughts have sabotaged you and worked to overcome them. So download
that, and if you like this video, give me the thumbs up, make sure that you subscribe and hit the
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see you next time. Okay, bye.

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