The idea behind intuitive eating has become a well-respected approach to help people recover from their eating disorders, and many California Eating Disorder Treatment Centers are adopting this way of thinking.
Intuitive eating utilizes mindfulness when sitting down for a meal, essentially, eating when you're hungry and stopping when you are full. While this thinking seems relatively straightforward for a person without an eating disorder, for many people who struggle with overeating, it is not so simple because eating is often not tied into the feeling of hunger. However, intuitive eating is something many feel is teachable. Therapists explain that with practice, it will eventually become second nature.
Some tips for eating intuitively:
This article was contributed by Rebecca's House, a treatment facility that specializes in eating disorder treatment programs.