75% of American women between ages of 25 and 45 report having disordered eating behaviors and/or endorse some unhealthy thoughts, feelings or behaviors related to food or their bodies.
I am so damn sorry. You didn’t know it at the time (and you still might not), but I hurt you.
To you, the college girl, the blogger, the mom, whoever, that started following me 9 years ago (and might still be) I am so sorry for everything that I did to contribute to an industry that’s ultimate goal is to profit off of your failure.
What most people get right about Intuitive Eating is that it’s “not dieting.” What they get wrong is pretty much everything else (us especially, before we did our research).
So today we’re sharing answers to our top 10 most asked questions about Intuitive Eating. Keep in mind that Intuitive Eating is complex and runs deep. While we try to be complete in our answers, you should consider this just the tip of the Intuitive Eating iceberg!
CONFESSION: We actually don’t love the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend here at Hot & Healthy Habits. We love that it gives so many women a chance to join the HHH community at a discount (we really love that) but we hate the sales-y "BUY NOW AND SAVE" lingo weekends like this call for. Why? Because it reminds of us our past. (Not to be over dramatic, but for real.)
No one said that dieting is easy, but do you know what's harder? Quitting them. Most of us have a ton of experiencing dieting, and little to no experience trusting our body to tell us what, when and how much to eat (aka: intuitive eating). On top of that, with all the genius marketing in the diet industry, it can be hard to tell what really is a diet anyway!?
Whether it’s my mother-in-law’s apple pie or freshly picked strawberries from the local Farmer’s Market, I want to be able to enjoy the foods I love and still stay on track with my goals (and I want the same for you!). That means eating healthier consistently is going to be key.
Yes, eating healthy can cost you more up front, but there are tips and tricks for upgrading your grocery list on a budget. Here are my top 10!
I am a Type-A, rule following, perfectionistic woman with a secret I don’t like to share. It’s the kind of secret that ALWAYS earns me a collective groan and dramatic eye-roll from my girlfriends. My secret? Diets aren't actually hard for me. In fact, diets make me feel like I really have my life together.
I remember my very first diet. I was in high school and didn’t weigh enough to give blood, but I thought my teenage body with new curves could stand to lose a few pounds. Although my weight was absolutely normal and healthy, my body didn’t look like I thought it was “supposed” to in a swimsuit, at least not compared to the models in the advertisements.