It’s holiday season, which means lots of parties and food! As a dietitian, I often get new clients in January telling me how guilty they feel for “overeating” in December.
How many times have you “overate” in December and told yourself that you would be “good” in January? This is when I introduce a lifestyle called Intuitive Eating. Once you learn Intuitive Eating, you’ll be able to say goodbye to the cycle of overeating, guilt, and depravation forever. Here are some tips to get started.
1) Tell yourself that you can still eat the foods you want in January. What?! Why?! Because anticipated deprivation leads to overeating. It’s normal to overeat when you think you won’t be able to have your favorite foods again.
2) Ask yourself how you will feel after eating. We’ve all had that unpleasant overstuffed feeling at some point in our lives. Stop at a point when you’re comfortably full because you want to feel good, not because you “shouldn’t eat that much.” Remember, you’ll be allowed to eat those foods again.
3) Don’t let yourself get overly hungry. It’s a busy time of year, so it’s easy to miss a meal, but being overly hungry tends to lend itself to overeating as normal biological response.
4) Work with a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, like myself. Intuitive Eating goes much deeper than hunger and fullness and most people need individualized support to end the dieting cycle forever. Reach out to me for your free 30 minute session.
Auvia Logan, registered dietitian, is here to help you end food stress and get off the roller coaster of dieting once and for all.
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