Eating during the holidays is about enjoying good food, company, and traditions. But does the thought of holiday eating provoke feelings of guilt or shame for you? Are there too many holiday "food police" at your gathering? Wouldn't it be nice to banish the nutrition commentary and the latest diet fads from your table?
Would you like to be able to savour every bite and let go of the fight against food and your body? As cheesy as it sounds - this is the gift that keeps on giving. I see countless women and men who grew up in households with dieting parents who have spent years on diets. Some of my clients started to feel the need to restrict what they ate and change their bodies at the age of 6 years old. Unfortunately, some of them have gone on to develop disordered eating or eating disorders. But they can find peace with food.
As my gift to you this season, and generations of you to come, I created "Your Holiday Intuitive Eating Guide." Whether you are new to intuitive eating or a seasoned intuitive eater (which we all were at some point) this guide will provide you with lots of helpful tips about taking a non-diet approach to the holiday. If you haven't given yourself permission to let go of guilt and shame about eating then this guide will give you that permission so you can get back to what the holidays are truly about for you.
In this free guide I walk you through each principle of Intuitive Eating and how to it relates to holiday eating. As an added bonus each principle includes a quote from one of my 10 favourite non-diet professionals (dietitians, social workers, and body image coaches) throughout Ontario and Quebec!
Intuitive eating is not about throwing caution to the wind with your health or the "whatever diet" or the "hunger/fullness diet." Evelyn Tribole, one of the creators of Intuitive Eating describes it as "a dynamic interplay between mind and body. Essentially, [it] is a personal process of listening and responding to the direct messages of your body in order to get your physical and psychological needs met."
I hope you enjoy this guide - download it here and feel free to share! Happy holidays!