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Four worries Sam has about intuitive eating (reblog)

Yesterday Tracy re-blogged her ode to intuitive eating and while I’m really happy it works for her and I’m glad that her days of disordered eating are over, I’ve got lots of worries about intuitive eating. Here’s my list!

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Blue sky, grey water. A man wearing a suit up to his chest in water. He's got a very worried face and he's running his hands through his hair. Search for “worries” on Unsplash and you get this guy. I’d be worried too if I were wearing a suit and I was up to my chest in water. Photo by Mubariz Mehdizadeh on Unsplash.

I think really that most of us aspire to eat intuitively, to have an uncomplicated relationship with food. You know the basic ideas, if you’ve been reading this blog for awhile: eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full, no foods are off limits, listen to your body, and follow “gentle” nutrition. I admit it sounds heavenly. Me too. Me too. And I think it’s terrific for people who have a broken relationship with their body’s signals , people who eat what a diet says, when it says, ignoring all the cues our bodies give us. Getting in touch with hunger–which many of us have the privilege to not experience very often–can be super useful.

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3 thoughts on “Four worries Sam has about intuitive eating (reblog)

  1. I like that we have some different experiences with things. I know I am an intuitive eating evangelist but I also know it’s not for everyone. Through the experience of blogging for the past six years I’ve come to realize that there is no one right way, not everything works for everyone, even things that seem attractive may not work out for everyone who is attracted to them.

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    1. Sometimes it feels like one more way I’m a failure. Not just fat, fat b/c doesn’t eat intuitively! Doing all the things wrong. I know you’re not intending that but when it comes from a thin person–who to my eyes has always been thin–it can feel like a judgement. I know you well enough to know that’s about me not about you but still.

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