Trusting your gut around food (aka intuitive eating) is hot stuff right now, especially given that yo-yo and fad dieting seem to be here to stay.
It is safe to say that women are all yearning to control their sugar cravings, eat the food they want minus the ‘addictions and weight gain’ and know when they are satisfied without ‘over indulging’. We all, at some stage and to differing degrees of complexity, want to be able to trust our gut around food.
How do we control the urge to dive into the chocolate stashed at the back of the pantry (yeah I know- you even tried to stash it there but that still isn’t stopping you!), avoid picking at the cheese platter at a party when you’ve just had dinner or stop eating the mixed nuts that came with the drinks you ordered?
And why are you sometimes ‘on top’ of this ‘eat what you want, when you feel like, but to just the right amount’ and then other times your will power is out the window.
This intuitive eating thing is complicated. But it doesn’t need to be and that’s why many people are trying without luck to trust their gut.
Firstly we have been lead to believe that trusting out ‘gut’ is the miraculous way forward to solving all the issues women experience with food and their bodies. …