New Year New You - Adults Week #3 - Intuitive Eating
our adults checked in with Kristin and discussed their successes and struggles for the week.
Click Here for a Beginners Guide to Intuitive Eating and a detailed article explaining the concept.
Writing Prompt - Draw your favorite meal and why.
Most favorite meals involved family, celebrations and good atmosphere and was less about the food. When describing comfort foods most talked about how it reminded them of family, celebrations, special memories or wonderful atmosphere.
We talked about stress eating or using food in response to anxiety, loneliness, boredom or depression. Knowing what the triggers to stress eating are will help to create healthy options. Know your triggers and know what it is you need to satisfy them. Create healthy available options to be ready when your cravings hit.
Tips and Options:
- If you crave crunchy and salty keep carrots or celery sticks and hummus in your refrigerator.
- Add a little salt in your water to satisfy a salty craving
- Drink water and wait 15 minutes to see if craving passes
- If you are craving chocolate your magnesium levels might be low
- Add fruit or agave sweeteners to water
- Do not eat out of a bag or box - portion out your snack
- Combine your craving with other healthy things so you feel satisfied with a smaller portion - Add greek yogurt and fruit to your ice cream
Improve your relationship with your food. Enjoy what you decide to eat even if it is in response to stress or anxiety. Take a smaller portion of what you are craving and sit and enjoy it. It is ok to eat things you like. Be mindful of what you eat.
Just because you see it doesn't mean you have to eat it - But if you eat it, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy it.
1. When triggered do not feel guilty (10 pts)
2. Plan and prepare for healthy options (10pts)
New Year New You - Students Week #3 - The students took a snow day this week during check-ins
and will discuss Intuitive Eating next week.