Do I have to have discipline to eat healthy?

There is so much information out there about HOW to eat a healthy, whole food diet. There is so much inspiration and motivation out there but still you find yourself reaching for the convenience and “junk” foods. Why? Is it lack of discipline?

What role does discipline play?

Intuitive eating is a way to connect naturally with what your body wants. No foods are off limits and yes, you may have a few binges on unhealthy foods AT FIRST, when you start changing your attitude about food.

When you make all foods OK, when you stop making food “bad” and stop the shame and restrictive attitude about your food a shift will eventually take place. Your choices will change.

When it isn’t off limits you can always have it later, and there is not as much of a reason to binge… It will always be there for you!

Discipline has it’s place, but really, you need to have another piece in place first, then discipline will feel good! (keep reading.)

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Love yourself and accept your body as it is. Love your body with a strong affection, appreciate your body’s service to you. It does so much, it is the vessel for your life and soul.

When this part of you is in place, you want to treat your body like a temple, feed yourself whole and healthy foods that nourish you. You begin to want to eat foods that make you feel good rather than chemical laden junky foods that do nothing for you, empty foods with no soul.

There is another piece that doesn’t want to be ignored though. Pleasure.

Take pleasure in your food, when you eat whole, clean foods, your tastes will change and the boxed meals will taste too salty, you will detect the fake flavoring and you will be able to easily turn back to foods that feel better, eventually you will find yourself at the weight you are meant to be.

You will feel happy, confident and successful when you release your food addictions.

You will want to eat healthy, when you connect with your body with love and not criticism!

What do you love about your body right now?  Please leave in the comments!