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Feel Good When You Eat, All The Time
Many people hold the belief that there is a single, magical key to healthy eating. They assume that by just cutting enough calories, eliminating certain kinds of food, or even replacing meals with shakes, they can solve all their problems and achieve a fit, “healthy”, and happy state.
However, the reality is quite different. The human body and mind do not operate in such a simplistic way. Instead, the key to finding peace in your relationship with food lies in listening to your body. This approach acknowledges the complex nature of health and wellness, moving beyond quick fixes to a more holistic understanding. By doing so, you can develop a more sustainable and nurturing approach to your dietary habits.
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The relationship with food and your body is central to intuitive eating and finding the best way of living and eating for you. Our goal at Way, drawing from the Greek word “diaita” meaning “way of living,” is to guide you in this journey. So why is your relationship with food so important?
Firstly, let’s delve into what “relationship” entails, supported by an intriguing scientific revelation.
Interestingly, the longest study on human health reveals that the quality of our relationships with others is the best predictor of our health and happiness. Dr. Robert Waldinger, the Director of the Harvard Study, shared this insight in his 2015 TedTalk. This wisdom, though ancient, highlights the importance of nurturing relationships with family, friends, and neighbors. Throughout history, the most severe punishment has often been exile or banishment, now known as solitary confinement.
So, how does this relate to our relationship with food? It’s an important question to ponder.
Loneliness and isolation physically harm us because they trigger a stress response in our bodies, activating protective gene expressions. This stress response causes inflammation, a survival mechanism. However, in modern times, especially in the US, chronic stress leads to chronic inflammation, severely damaging our bodies.
Therefore, your relationship with food and your body, enduring throughout your life, is incredibly important. From infancy, even before you were consciously aware of eating or having a body, these relationships have existed. Tuning into your body and allowing it to guide your eating choices can be a powerful tool for discovering the most harmonious way of living and eating for you.
This approach is a fundamental aspect of Intuitive Eating. By finding peace with food and respecting your body, you break free from the diet mentality and start living in alignment with your values. Embracing values-based living is the crux of Intuitive Eating, and nurturing peace in your relationships with food is key to this journey.
If you’re curious about your relationship with food, our blogs offer insights from top intuitive eating experts and dietitians.
Moreover, if you’re ready for a deeper exploration, the Way app is just a download away. Featuring the Body Feels Pathway, it integrates intuitive eating practices, behavior science, and mindfulness. This pathway guides you in listening to your body, eating intuitively, and fostering a peaceful relationship with food.
Additionally, our Emotional Eats Pathway reimagines emotional eating. It helps you understand how emotions affect eating and shows that accepting and comprehending emotions can bring harmony to your relationship with food and your body.
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