Intuative Eating - Principle 1 - Reject The 'Diet' Mentality.
I want to take you through the Intuative Eating process, as mentioned in my Happy New Year post, dieting can lead to lots of different negative health consequences and in general is ineffective.
A lot of these 'diets' that pop up here, there and everywhere usually require a huge amount of discipline, restriction, restraint, time, rigidity, social exclusion and when they inevitably fail, place blame upon the individual and their lack of 'will power', however ultimately their difficulty in sustainability is due to these reasons.
So is the solution to all of this Intuative Eating? A way of eating that doesn't focus on weight, an individual learns to eat in accordance to their innate physiological hunger and satiety cues and from new areas of research show to have helped address some potential problematic eating behaviours.
So what does 'Reject the diet mentality' mean?
This is an approach that requires putting health on the back bur...
I have been working within the field of Eating Disorders for a few years now as a registered Nutritionist and have been alerted to the support there is available and the costs attached to them.
This is why I have decided to set up a food support group for individuals struggling with an Eating Disorder, to hopefully offer something accessible and long term, as well as allowing individuals to try and recover alongside their lifestyle.
I am starting with a 'Breakfast Group' in Brighton on Thursday mornings (9-10am) on the 10th, 17th and 31st of January. This is suitable for individuals who can't afford a treatment centre, or has just come out of a treatment centre and wants to feel supported transitioning into their home life, or for people who have recently been diagnosed and need some support.
The group is based in a commercial kitchen to allow individuals to have a similar set up to their home surroundings. There will be some basics provided: Oats, Cornflakes, Bread, Eggs, Bananas, Apple...