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What it means to have true food freedom with intuitive eating

You may or may not have heard the phrase “food freedom” before. You might even be wondering, what does food freedom even mean?

Are you ready to experience true food freedom? To stop dieting or having to follow plans like Weight Watchers, keto, paleo, macros, you name it? Intuitive eating can help you do just that! #foodfreedom #mindfuleating #mindfuleatingmotivation #intuitiveeatingforbeginners

That’s such a great question. One I thought I used to be able to answer while I was on Weight Watchers.

I thought that while I was on that specific program that I had food freedom. I had the choice to decide what I wanted to eat, and when.

However, when I started eating intuitively, I learned that I hadn’t actually had true food freedom while I was on WW.

Releasing the Control

I was honestly still being controlled by food when I was following that plan.

Now, let’s take a step back. What does it mean to be controlled by food?

Think back to any diet, cleanse, eating plan, etc. that you’ve been on {or are currently on}.

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Do you make all of your decisions based on how foods will fit into your day? Do you decide not to eat a hard boiled egg or half of an avocado because it won’t fit into the plan?

I did just this while I was on WW. The plan and the food controlled me. I would make decisions on what to eat based on what the plan told me, not what my body was telling me.

If you’re constantly thinking about food and how many points, calories or macros it is, it has control over you.

Having food freedom breaks that cycle. The eat, repent, repeat cycle. You eat a certain food or binge, feel guilty, tell yourself you’ll do better next time, and repeat the cycle all over again.

Practicing intuitive eating actual brings you food freedom, to help break this cycle and releasing the control food has over you.

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