Learn to eat intuitively (meaning you eat whatever you want when you want it – and it’s good for you), courtesy of New York Magazine:
But don’t eat anything for two whole days out of the week. No, you know what? Bananas. Just bananas. These are only a handful of the recent diets that celebrity authors and nutrition bloggers have told us hold the one true key to achieving a healthy weight. But what if it were a lot simpler than that?
As evidence builds that conventional weight-loss methods simply don’t work in the long term, some nutritionists and psychologists are encouraging a kind of non-diet diet, in which you eat what you want when you want it. It’s called intuitive eating, or sometimes, mindful eating, and those who practice and preach this nutritional philosophy say your body instinctively knows what it needs. Your job is to shut up and learn to listen to it.
The whole thing seems a little hippie-dippy — until, that is, you learn that there’s some solid early evidence suggesting that the practice actually works to help people reach a healthy weight.
The phrase intuitive eating was coined and popularized by registered dietitians Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole, who published the first edition of their book, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, in 1995; a third edition was released last year. More recently, Ohio State University psychologist Tracy Tylka made the practice a bit more scientific by developing a formalized scale specialists can use to measure whether their patients are eating in an intuitive way.
Tylka’s scale includes these skills…
[continues at New York Magazine]
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