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10 Principles of Intuitive Eating

Updated: May 15, 2021

Diet culture is all around us, and it can lead to disordered eating.

As graduate students, it is important to remember food is just that - food. Although intuitive eating may not be for everyone, they are important concepts to be aware of.

Have you ever heard of Intuitive Eating, or do you practice Intuitive Eating?

Graphic with the 10 principles of intuitive eating on it. All text in post.
  1. Discover satisfaction - allow yourself to eat foods that give you pleasure

  2. Honor your hunger - keep your body fed and eat when you are hungry

  3. Honor your feelings - ask yourself "what do I really need in this moment?"

  4. Make peace with food - give yourself unconditional permission to eat food with restriction

  5. Respect your body - recognize everything your body does for you

  6. Challenge the food police - STOP equating food as good or bad, or that your worth is tied to what you eat

  7. Rewarding movement - focus on how movement and activity makes you feel

  8. Feel your fullness - listen to your body's signals that you are no longer hungry

  9. Honor your health - Embrace eating foods that make you feel good and that nourish your body

  10. Reject diet mentality


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