Restricting food led me to major mental and physical anguish over the years.
When I was diagnosed with an eating disorder in my mid-30’s I slowly came around to the benefits of not dieting! It’s been a major shift for me – in mindset, body acceptance, how I teach fitness and even market CareerFit Mom.
I’m not perfect and have a ways to go. I still find myself feeling drawn to new diets, or thinking I need to up my exercise intensity. Sometimes I struggle to focus on the health benefits of exercise instead of using fitness for a certain “look”.
Learning more about Intuitive Eating from Patti is exciting. Her lifestyle and mental state around food and exercise are calming.
Patti introduced me to the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating. She also provided a ton of resources if you are compelled to go deeper with this topic.
Adopting an intuitive approach to food and exercise could be the healthiest resolution you make for 2019!
- Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works
- Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight
- Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook
- Don’t Salt My Game
- Nutrition Matters
- Love, Food
- Food Freedom / Body Love Method
- Food Psych
- Body Kindness
- The Fuck It Diet