The No-Diet Diet

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., "The Eat-What-You-Love Diet," May/June 2012

No gimmicks, no pills. One expert explains how to eat what you love and lose weight without dieting.

What is intuitive eating?

It’s an approach that helps you have a healthy relationship—­mentally and physically—with food. Intuitive eating is the opposite of dieting: you reject rules for what to eat and not eat. Instead you listen to and trust your body’s natural cues of hunger and fullness. In other words, you eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. If you’re following dieting rules and feeling unsatisfied, chances are you’re constantly thinking about food. When you eat intuitively, you pay attention to whether a meal was enjoyable and whether it sustained you for the next few hours.

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