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Intuitive eating

What do you all think about it? Any success stories

Sun. Jul 15, 9:29pm

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It changed my perspective on dieting, which prevented me from going crazy and developing an eating disorder.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 12:55 PM

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if you do a search on the forum threads for this topic, you will find a plethura of opinions.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 1:12 PM

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IE has really helped me listen to my body and enjoy foods, not feel like I have to finish something I am not truly enjoying and over all I am embracing the philosophy.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 2:51 PM

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We just started a group and we don't know if you can be an inituitive and still log.
any intitiutive eaters out there

Monday, July 16, 2007, 3:56 PM

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From what I have read about intuitive eating and how I have practiced it,it seems absolutely connected to the logging process. I think about intuitive eating as focused awareness about what you want and how much makes you satisfied. Central to the practice is awareness. So tracking or logging would seem to help with this. You certainly can log what you are eating and most likely you can estimate how much...maybe not to the tablespoon but probably to the handful or roughly estilmated bites. Portion size is not necessarily determined by exact measures ...but instead self knowledge about how much is enough. It's a learning process.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 6:39 PM

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can anyone give more details about IE? I'm so tired of waisting all my energy counting and measuring and planning!!! Thanks

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 1:47 AM

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Basics: eat when you are truly physically hungry, eat what you have a taste for (no food is off limits), pay attention to what you are eating, truly enjoy your food, stop when you are satisfied NOT stuffed or even uncomfortably full, exercise because it makes you feel good

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 5:30 PM

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Thanks everyone! You can buy the book about intuitive eating and jion our group if you want! We are all beginners. If my fellow group members see me wring now and not checking in forgive me. I can't i sit at the computer I have alot to do today. I will login later. It is great to have group of others trying to do this with me.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 9:16 AM

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How do I find your group?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 5:59 PM

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I I am sorry I don't know how to put on a lnk ther is still space left Just go to groups and we are intuittive eaters.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 12:08 AM

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i really want to be an intuitive eater but i am soo afraid that i have muddled my intuition in a slew of dieting, anorexia, binge eating, purging, and just inconsistent eating. i go from 1300 to 3500 cal a day within the course of a week. i just want to balance out but after a binge i am not always as hungry and i do well
and following that i'll get really hungry. hate counting calories but i fear myself.
what if i want nuts . . they don't fill you up like salad but have alot more calories. what about my hormones, pms demands food non stop.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 2:39 AM

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Thursday, July 19, 2007, 6:47 AM

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I may be an old dog, but I can still learn new tricks! I'm gonna give this a try.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 5:54 PM

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It's working! I love feeling less stressed about food and was suprised when I had actually lost weight after two weeks. (5 lbs) Will keep learning, hope you will too.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 11:11 AM

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Thursday, July 19, 2007, 2:39 AM Did you buy the book? How are you doing with it. You know it takes time. You do have slips and falls along the way

Thursday, August 09, 2007, 7:17 AM

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Have started intuitive eating and am starting to make progress. Need others willing to give up the diet mentality. I'll give more details if there are any interested. I got started with a library book.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 2:20 PM

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Omg, details, PLEASE...

I am in the SAME boat as Thursday, July 19, 2007, 2:39 AM...

Monday, October 08, 2007, 3:57 PM

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What book did you read? I would like to do this once I have dropped all the weight.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 12:51 AM

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OP here

The book is called Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. I have really been helped by this book. One of the first things I read was something to the effect of Look where dieting has gotten you. Most people are bigger than they have ever been.
That was definately me. I'm at 230 now and that is the biggest I have ever been. My last diet I lost 30 lbs. and when I couldn't do it any more, I gained 40.
Mentally I was whipped. I just COULD NOT face trying again to lose weight and failing again. Who can stand to fail over and over again?
The first couple of chapters talk about why dieting fails us and how to dump the dieting mentality forever. After I got through that part I just stopped binging. I didn't really have to try I just did. Now after that I haven't progressed very far because I have been so busy I haven't paid attention to my eating at all. I have lost about 5 lbs though and am ready to start taking the time to listen to my body and nurturing it.
The basic premis is that if we get rid of the dieting mentality, learn to listen to our bodies, and only exercise because we know how good it will feel to our bodies, that our body will naturally regulate itsself and our weight will decrease to a healthy level.
Challenges for me include the business so that I don't listen to my body. I slam food down so I can get back to work. When I do eat smaller meals I have to carry snacks with me (which is in itsself a healthy habit) because I get hungry more often. But a small snack with some staying power does the trick. I get to eat what ever sounds good to me, and stop when I'm no longer hungry. I know that I can have some more later if I'm hungry again. Even if it doesn't qualify as a "healthy" snack.
Well, those are some of the highlights of what I have read so far. I got my book at the library and just keep renewing it. I may just buy it, we'll see.
If someone will tell me how to start this as a group I will, but I am terribly technically challlenged.
Think about it. The freedom from guilt is FABULOUS!!! It takes retraining yourself, but once you are done, you are done. You don't ever have to obsess about what when how much etc etc etc you are going to eat.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 11:47 AM

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I saw a few people have some success with it in my groups but I hate to say it, they went back to their old ways but then again, that could happen with anyone. I think, like anything, you have to use it in combination with other things, other books or information that will work on the whole.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:09 AM

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I must admit that I tried a similar program about 10 years ago and it worked well, but like any other thing, you had to keep after it. It just seems like if you could break some of the bad overeating habits and release yourself from the chains of dieting that it would be more permanent than trying to keep following food rules.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 10:35 AM

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I am still looking for people who can't stand another minute of a conventional diet and want to give Intuitive Eating a try. Any takers?

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 2:12 PM

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I've lost 7 lbs now and just returned from a one week vacation without gaining one lb. To me that is success. Any one looking to learn more?

Friday, November 16, 2007, 7:21 PM

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