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3 Steps to Become an Intuitive Eater

I’m a proponent of intuitive eating and how you can become an intuitive eater (it’s possible for anyone no matter how many diets you’ve tried in the past). It’s a way to approach eating without dieting and restriction

Through intuitive eating you can restore a healthy relationship with food and find peace with your body. When you become an intuitive eater, you regain body trust, which is your birthright. This journey is not easy but is well worth it and can only start when you decide that you are prepared to fully embrace this process.

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3 Steps to Start your Intuitive Eating Journey:

1. Commit to a diet-free lifestyle

There will always be another diet gimmick lurking around the corner for you to try. Decide that you will no longer “follow” a diet or let someone else tell you what and when to eat. Instead, listen to your own body and ask yourself before you eat if you are hungry.

After years of dieting people often forget how to listen to their own body’s needs. Intuitive eating is all about listening to your own body for hunger and fullness signals instead of following diet rules. Your body’s needs will guide your eating, not the latest fad diet.

2. Throw out all the dieter’s tools in your home

As you become an intuitive eater, you no longer need a food scale, printed menus ripped out of magazines or a body weight scale. These are tools that a dieter would use and takes you further from listening to your inner body wisdom.

The only tools you need are your signals that are within you. When you become an intuitive eater, you will learn that your body knows what it needs. You will no longer feel the need to follow a meal plan, your body will guide your eating decisions.

3. Forget about failure

Recognize that your path towards intuitive eating is a learning experience. There is no place for feelings of failure. There might be bumps in the road, but those are obstacles which become opportunities for you to learn.

As you start or continue on this journey, you will find small victories along the way. Be proud of yourself for being willing to embrace this approach to eating.

Resources to get started on your intuitive eating journey are right here.

More blogs you’ll want to read:

  1. 3 Essential Ingredients to Break Free of Dieting
  2. 4 Reasons NOT TO DIET
  3. 3 Reasons Why You Should Never Diet Again (…And What To Do Instead)
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About the author

Bonnie R. Giller MS, RDN, CDN, CDE

Bonnie R. Giller MS, RDN, CDN, CDE

Bonnie is the owner and founder of She helps chronic dieters and emotional eaters break free of the pain of dieting and get the healthy body they love. She does this by creating a tailored solution that combines three essential ingredients: a healthy mindset, caring support and nutrition education.

Using her signature Freedom to Eat ForeverTM System, Bonnie helps her clients support and honor their mind and body. The result is they make peace with food, enjoy guilt-free eating, a life free of dieting, and get the body they love.

Bonnie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She has her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. She has worked in medical nutrition therapy and counseling for 30 years.

Bonnie is very passionate about helping her clients regain the trust in themselves and their bodies so they can shift away from a diet mentality and learn to listen to their inner hunger and fullness signals. She is known for providing caring support and motivation as her clients reacquaint themselves with their inner wisdom.

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