Christy Harrison believes that humans have always enjoyed eating for pleasure, celebration and community. There’s no need to stop that now.
Learn how to improve your health through intuitive eating
Harrison, a dietician, advocates intuitive eating. She defines it as “learning when to eat and how to recognize fullness.” It’s not an extension to diet culture and the unhealthy patterns of restriction.
Sonia Baghdady reports that she says, “It’s this anti diet philosophy which says we put back our bodies, desires, needs and pleasures in charge and stop following the diet culture rules and restriction, stop thinking of foods as good and bad.” Advocate Now. Nothing is off-limits. With intuitive eating. With intuitive eating.
Restrictive habits can have a negative impact on physical health. They are also the cause of many eating disorders. Harrison says restrictions can cause a “binge-cycle” where people need to replenish the food they have restricted. This can cause people to feel “obsessed with food” and like they don’t have control.