Early on in my “intuitive eating” experiment, I’d hear people ask questions like this:
“But what if I actually have to avoid certain foods??”
With so many years of restricted and regimented eating behind me, I really didn’t know what my body would do if I ate without any rules.
Turns out that rule-free eating was exactly what my sweet brain needed in order to relax…but my body has it’s own set of feel-good requirements.
And, over time, I’ve learned to listen…and without going back to the land of disordered eating and obsession!
There is a “new me” and an “old me” and they basically look the same.
The new me and the old me said “no” to sugar.
The new me and the old me lived with a lengthy list of things excluded from their diet.
The new me and the old me travel with a juicer, and always have packets of sea salt, a bottle of stevia, and a bar of “emergency chocolate” for all occasions.
Here’s the difference: