EDIT Principle #2: Be True To Your Self

Intuitive Eating involves awareness of WHY you eat. In my research about eating disorders and weight problems, I discovered that there are three reasons why we eat:  Physical Need, Physical Desire and Emotional Desire.  Basically, Physical Need is hunger.  Truly, you need to eat.  Physical Desire is that you want to eat.  Something looks good, smells good, or you anticipate will taste good.  Emotional Desire is that you want to eat to calm an intense feeling you’re having.  That pint of Ben&Jerry’s seems to be calling your name.  On a typical day, what percentage do you eat for each of these three reasons?  Many people with eating disorders and weight problems report something like this: 49% Emotional Desire, 49% Physical Desire, 2% Physical Need.  What is the intuitive way of eating?  Approximately 75% Physical Need, 20% Physical Desire, 5% Emotional Desire.  To be more intuitive with your eating, check in before you eat, and ask, “WHY am I eating right now?”  Remember that it’s OK to eat for all three reasons — just be aware, which will help you intuitively bring your eating into balance. At Positive Pathways, we believe that complete recovery from eating disorders is possible — and your journey of recovery can be enhanced by practicing this second EDIT™ principle. Our treatment team of EDIT™ Certified Counselors and EDIT™ Counselors is here to help! Get started on your journey of recovery today with a FREE consultation: 720-606-3242 Learn more about EDIT™ — http://positivepathways.com/eating-disorder-intuitive-therapy/ Schedule a FREE consultation — http://positivepathways.com/free-consultation/ Share this page with your...