Let’s talk about intuitive eating

May 26, 2016 in Recovery

Hi guys and Happy Thursday! Hope your week is going well. Planned to post earlier, but unfortunately I received some devastating news this morning that a dear friend of mine; who some may know from this Instagram community as @ktangel1088, has passed. This news took me aback and I feel like I am walking in a fog today. Life is truly precious. My prayers are with Katie and her family, and I am so blessed to have known such an amazing lady.

Today I made a little video for you all about intuitive eating. My thoughts, my experiences, and all of that jazz. I am linking up with Amanda to share my thoughts on this Thursday with you all.

And remember this today to  my friends who are struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are life threatening illnesses. Please keep fighting today. You CAN do this

Matthew 6:25: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

 

Sending my love as always.

Xoxo

Lyss<3

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14 Comments

  • Reply Caroline May 26, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    I agree with absolutely everything you said here. When I first tried to eat intuitively, it was such a struggle because I would obsess over whether I was “hungry enough.” Eating is finally a natural thing to me now. You’re right that you can never unknow everything that you picked up from food labels from obsessing about them over the years. Now, I know the caloric content of things, but I push through because food is delicious and meant to be enjoyed, whether I’m famished or just in the mood! Thank you for your wise words, and sending love and prayers to you after your loss <3

    • Reply Alyssa May 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      That is exactly how I was! I am so proud of you for pushing though those roaming numbers in your head with calories and such and just eating! Life is so much better that way. Thank you for your prayers, truly does mean a lot Caroline!! xoxo

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It May 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I have no words for this, because you basically read my mind about the topic of intuitive eating!! I agree with everything you said. I struggled with intuitive eating soooo much, and I would feel guilty about eating something when I wasn’t necessarily “hungry”. I hope your career path takes you into some sort of counseling because you’re already amazing at it, and I can’t imagine how many people you’ve helped with just this one video. You’re so amazing and strong and inspiring. And Daisy at the end was adorable! Love you girl xoxo

    • Reply Alyssa May 28, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Aw wow Marina, thank you SO much. I cannot tell you how much this comment means to me! I actually do aspire to become a therapist. That is my dream job!! Thank you for watching and your kind words, love you lots and lots <333

  • Reply sarah May 27, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Love the vlog girl, you are so real and I appreciate that so much!

    • Reply Alyssa May 28, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you lots Sarah, you are so sweet!! much love girly <3

  • Reply Nina May 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Hey Lyss! You’re a few years younger than me, but a whole lot wiser. Thanks for this! Have a great holiday weekend!!

    • Reply Alyssa May 28, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Aw Nina thank you so much! Truly means a lot to me. You as well!!

  • Reply Kristy @ Southern In Law May 27, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Hugs to you, beautiful girl! I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

    For me, intuitive eating tends to be either a hit or a miss with me. After being diagnosed with coeliac disease my appetite was all over the place (and before, really). My stomach was so damaged that I never wanted to eat anything and I never felt hungry as my body was so confused! I quickly learnt that “eating when hungry and stopping when full” wouldn’t work for me and instead I had to eat breakfast/lunch/snacks/dinner regardless as my body needed the fuel!

    Even now I have days where my appetite goes a little wonky (it tends to disappear when I have any kind of GI upset or get glutened) so I know I still have to stick to those “meals” and make sure I’m eating enough. That said, there’s also days when I’m extra hungry and know I need extra fuel! Sure, I may eat way more than others my size but that’s what MY body needs!

    • Reply Alyssa May 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Amen to that girl! Feeling like we need to stick to the same thing every day is NOT intuitive! Hope you are enjoying your weekend 🙂

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet May 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I feel this so much. My mom always says that “type A” people are more prone to eating disorders AKA the natural planners and those of us that really strive to have control, and it makes it easy to fall into a trap of planning food, getting upset when that plan is disrupted, which leads to developing fear foods, and so on. All of which takes away from Intuitive Eating. I think just recognizing that you have a proclivity towards it (I do as well) is one of the best defense mechanisms and positive steps towards IE 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa May 31, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      I agree- type A people are definitely more prone to eating disorders. The need for control contributes to ED’s in my opinion too. You are so right about one of the best defense mechanisms being that we have proclivity towards it! Thanks for your input Cayanane as you always have something great to say <3 xoxo

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