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Daily Archives: January 17, 2018

Raising Intuitive Eaters

Kids, the original intuitive eaters.  From the very beginning, you cry and you are fed.  When a baby is done eating, he/she will turn away and there is no forcing a baby to have more.  They can truly respect their fullness.  Toddlers too, they are fascinating to watch eat.  They eat what sounds good and when they are done, they are done.  One day my daughter loves mac and cheese, then the next day it doesn’t really sound good, so she’ll leave half of it and eat the other options on the plate.  So interesting.  Why am I writing about intuitive eating and kids if they already have the ability?  Well, I want to illustrate that we all were intuitive eaters once, but that often gets hijacked at some point in life.  We heard someone in our lives talk about food or bodies in a way that made us think, “there is something wrong with me and I need to change”.  Thus, doubt in our own ability to feed ourselves and trust our bodies is born.     There are many ways that…