Can I Diet to Lose Weight Before Starting Intuitive Eating?

Can I Diet to Lose Weight Before Starting Intuitive Eating?

Pretty much everyone who is interested in intuitive eating holds some desire for weight loss, because otherwise they’d already be a pretty intuitive eater. We live in a culture that is obsessed with dieting and thinness. So of course the question of can I diet to lose weight before starting intuitive eating is a common one. In this post, I dive into why you don’t have to lose weight before starting intuitive eating, and why you can start eating more intuitively today!

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Romesco Chicken with Kale Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Romesco Chicken with Kale Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This romesco chicken with kale mashed potatoes looks complicated, but only takes 45 minutes to make! This thick and tangy sauce is sure to become a new favorite! Make extra and freeze for later so you can whip up this dish in no time, or enjoy over potatoes or with roasted vegetables.

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Easy Chicken Burrito Bowl with Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Easy Chicken Burrito Bowl with Homemade Guacamole Recipe

This easy chicken burrito bowl recipe is the perfect (mostly) pantry meal! Most of the ingredients are easy to keep in your pantry or freezer, so just grab chicken and avocado to round it out! Made with grilled, marinated chicken, sautéed peppers and onions, charred corn and an easy homemade guacamole over brown rice. Great for meal prep too!

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How to Use the Hunger Fullness Scale in Intuitive Eating

How to Use the Hunger Fullness Scale in Intuitive Eating

Years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating can get you out of touch with internal cues, like your body's hunger and fullness signals. Learn how to use the hunger fullness scale in intuitive eating, a tool that can help you can back in touch with when and how much to eat.

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Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Migas Recipe

Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Migas Recipe

When I’m feeling too tired to cook, this quick and easy Tex-Mex migas recipe is my go to! With less than 10 ingredients I almost always have on hand, it’s a budget friendly breakfast, lunch or dinner that always satisfies! Plus, it’s on the table in less than 15 minutes!

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How to Reframe Diet Mentality Thoughts in Intuitive Eating

How to Reframe Diet Mentality Thoughts in Intuitive Eating

We all grow up steeped in diet culture, so of course we’re constantly battling diet mentality. Dealing with these thoughts can make eating really stressful! Read this post to learn tools for how to reframe diet mentality thoughts in intuitive eating.

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How to Stop Obsessively Weighing Yourself

How to Stop Obsessively Weighing Yourself

Are you stuck in an unhealthy relationship with the scale? Weighing yourself frequently can contributes to an unhealthy relationship with food and your body, create stress, and frankly, isn’t even that accurate. Learn why you should get rid of your scale and tips for how to stop obsessively weighing yourself. Remember, you are so much more than a number!

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Loaded Zucchini Hummus

Loaded Zucchini Hummus

Loaded zucchini hummus is a fun way to use up summer’s surplus of seasonal zucchini! Blend chargrilled zucchini into a garlicky hummus recipe, and top with a chopped Mediterranean salad of cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, Kalamata olives and dill in a lemon-olive oil dressing! Perfect served with toasted pita.

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Four Types of Hunger in Intuitive Eating: Physical Hunger, Emotional Hunger, Taste Hunger and Practical Hunger

Four Types of Hunger in Intuitive Eating: Physical Hunger, Emotional Hunger, Taste Hunger and Practical Hunger

In intuitive eating, you hear a lot about hunger. But did you know there are more ways to experience hunger than just physical hunger? This post explores the four types of hunger in intuitive eating - physical, emotional, taste and practical - and how to respond to each.

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Why Emotional Eating Isn't Bad For You in Intuitive Eating

Why Emotional Eating Isn't Bad For You in Intuitive Eating

Feeling guilty for emotional eating? Stop. Even though one principle of intuitive eating is coping with emotions without food, it’s still totally OK to emotionally eat. Learn why emotional eating isn’t bad for you, and can be a perfectly acceptable way to cope with strong emotions.

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How to Make Nut Butter: Three Ways

How to Make Nut Butter: Three Ways

Catching yourself dropping a ton of money on expensive flavored nut butters? It’s easy and budget friendly to make homemade nut butters! Learn how to make nut butter three ways, with these recipes for vanilla almond sun butter, spicy cinnamon peanut butter, and coconut-macadamia butter.

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How to Make Peace with Food

How to Make Peace with Food

Diet advice is all about restriction and willpower. It tells you to “just say no” to all the foods you love and enjoy - no wonder so many people are trapped in a cycle or restriction and binging! If you’re wondering how to make peace with food and become a more intuitive eater, it starts with giving yourself permission to eat the foods you love.

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The Truth About Before and After Weight Loss Pictures

The Truth About Before and After Weight Loss Pictures

Feeling inadequate after seeing someone’s before and after weight loss picture? We’ve all seen how photoshop, different poses and clothes can distort things, but the problem with these pictures goes deeper than that. The truth about before and after weight loss pictures is that they’re a fleeting moment in time, and never communicate the whole story.

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Mustard Greens Greek Salad

Mustard Greens Greek Salad

This mustard greens Greek salad is the perfect fueling salad, packed with satisfying fats, carbs and protein! Toss mustard greens with a lemony dressing, pita chips and roasted chickpeas for crunch, juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and radish and plenty of feta cheese!

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Grilled Mexican Zucchini Boats

Grilled Mexican Zucchini Boats

These grilled Mexican zucchini boats, inspired by the flavors of Mexican street corn, are the perfect side dish for summer grilling! Hallowed out zucchini halves are rubbed with a flavorful mix of spices, grilled, then fill with creamy cotija before finishing off with a splash of lime!

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How Dieting Affects Your Social Life

How Dieting Affects Your Social Life

One of the most important aspects of health is having strong social connections. Yet diets that are frequently prescribed, supposedly to improve health, lead to social isolation by making it challenging for you to be flexible and enjoy social events that involve food. In this post, learn how dieting affects your social life and harms your health, and why flexible, intuitive eating supports wellness and longevity.

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Crispy Baked Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw Recipe

Crispy Baked Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw Recipe

Crispy baked tofu tacos with cilantro lime slaw get a crispy, umami coating from a combination of nutritional yeast and soy sauce! with cumin for smokey spice! Served with a bright and fresh slaw. They were inspired by the best vegetarian tacos I’ve had on a trip to Sonoma!

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Human beings were designed to be flexible around food.

Human beings were designed to be flexible around food.

When you look at eating practices and traditions around the world, one thing is clear: human beings were designed to be flexible around food. We have survived by being able to adapt our diet to whatever food is available in a wide variety of environments. Read this post to learn how you can debunk common diet myths and rules by looking at different cultures eating patterns and practices.

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