Is there such a thing as a perfect diet? What would it be like if we stopped following trends, restricting our food and just listened to our body? How much can your mindset play a part in your relationship with food? How do we reconnect with our intuition to repair our relationship with food?
In this episode Becki talks to Laura Thomas, AfN Registered Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor about taking it back to the basics and learning to trust our own bodies. Laura shares her knowledge surrounding intuitive eating, the important role of our mindset, and its impact on our relationship with both our body and food.
- What intuitive eating actually is
- What has changed our relationship with food
- The principles of intuitive eating
- The role emotional eating plans
- Food intolerances and the impact of restrictive diets
- The mind – body connection around your food relationship
- The importance of seeking expert advice.
- Understanding the bloat and symptoms of GI disorders.
- Cut out the restrictions
- Remove the guilt
- Remove the noise going back and forth in your head
- Implement techniques that will help you work towards intuitive eating
- Give yourself unconditional permission to eat what you want
- Learn self-compassion
- Implement a mindfulness practise that suits you
- Develop inter-receptive awareness – how your food effects your physical and emotional sensations
Laura Thomas, PhD is an AfN Registered Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor specialising in Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, and weight inclusive and non-diet nutrition. She has a BSc in Health Sciences from the University of Aberdeen, a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, and completed her Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University in behaviour change. She is the host of Don’t Salt My Game podcast and was the Nutritionist for the 2017 BBC1 documentary Mind Over Marathon. She established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating in 2017 to help clients and train clinicians in Intuitive Eating. Her first book, Just Eat It: How to get your shit together around food was published in January 2019