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Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole
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“Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect realistically to squeeze into a size six, it is equally futile (and uncomfortable) to have a similar expectation about body size. Respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical of your body shape.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you the false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and often, bingeing. When you finally “give in” to your forbidden foods, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating and overwhelming guilt.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“When you rigidly limit the amount of food you are allowed to eat, it usually sets you up to crave larger quantities of that very food.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“The Japanese have the wisdom to keep pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living. In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence—the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Make food choices that honor your health and taste buds while making you feel good. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency, or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters. Progress, not perfection, is what counts.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
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Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Having a healthy relationship with food means you are not morally superior or inferior based on your eating choices.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“If you don’t love it, don’t eat it, and if you love it, savor it.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Dieting may cause stress or make the dieter more vulnerable to its effects. Independent of body weight itself, dieting is correlated with feelings of failure, lowered self-esteem, and social anxiety.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Boundaries are also invaded when someone makes comments about your weight or how you should look.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“The moment you banish a food, it paradoxically builds up a “craving life” of its own that gets stronger with each diet, and builds more momentum as the deprivation deepens.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Every diet violation, every eating situation that feels out of control lays the foundation for the “diet mentality,” brick by brick and diet by diet.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“In fact, groundbreaking work by therapist and dietitian Ellyn Satter has shown that if you get the parents of overweight kids to back off and let them eat without parental pressure, the kids will eventually eat less. Why? The child begins to hear and understand his own inner signals of hunger and satiety. The child also knows that he or she will have access to food. According to Satter, “Children deprived of food in an attempt to be thin become preoccupied with food, afraid they won’t get enough to eat, and are prone to overeat when they get the chance.” We have found this to be true for adult dieters as well. Only for adults, the Intuitive Eating process has been buried for a long time, often years and years. Instead of having a parent loosen up the pressure, this loosening of pressure has to come from within and against society’s myth of dieting and distorted body worship.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Unconscious dieting usually occurs in the form of meticulous eating habits.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Just because someone makes an inappropriate comment does not make it true!”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“In our society, the pursuit of thinness (whether for health or physique)—has become the battle cry of seemingly every American.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“You have forgotten what you really like to eat and instead eat what you think you “should” eat.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“and you dread eating the foods you love, because you’re afraid it will be hard to stop.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“We define healthy eating as having a healthy balance of foods and having a healthy relationship with food.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“When underfed—whether from a self-imposed diet or starvation—you will obsess about food.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating
“Several studies have shown that the regulation of food intake has its foundation in early eating experiences. If as a child your parents took control over most of your eating without respecting your preferences or hunger levels, you easily got the message”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“This is explained in part by the Boundary Model for the Regulation of Eating developed by C. Peter Herman and Janet Polivy, psychological experts in chronic dieting. This model considers both the biology and psychology of eating.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating
“Quality fats—fat is also a nutrient, required by the body. Notably, when the essentiality of fats was first discovered, they were called “vitamin F” (Evans et al. 1928). Too bad this nomenclature didn’t stick—if it had, it would help remind people that we do need some fat in our diet.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Find ways to comfort, nurture, distract, and resolve your emotional issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Using food to cope with emotions comes in degrees of intensity. For some, food is simply a means of distraction from boring activities or a filler for empty times. For others, it can be the only comfort they have to get through a painful life.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Ironically a “good” or “bad” scale number can both trigger overeating—whether it’s a congratulatory eating party or a consolation party.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Intuitive Eaters march to their inner hunger signals, and eat whatever they choose without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for rebuilding trust with yourself and food.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
“Call a truce; stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing. When you finally “give in” to your forbidden foods, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating and overwhelming guilt.”
Evelyn Tribole, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works

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