How to Shift from Tracking to Intuitive Eating
Let’s talk about eating intuitively.
Maybe you’ve been tracking your food for a while and you’re curious about shifting to a more intuitive way of eating.
Maybe your lifestyle no longer supports precise weighing and tracking.
Maybe you want to get more in touch with your body and trust its signals rather than relying on external measures of success (like hitting your macros and your body weight on the scale).
This kind of shift can feel a little scary. You may have questions like:
“Will I lose all the progress I made while I was tracking food?”
“Can I really trust myself and my body without monitoring my intake?”
“Where does the scale come into play? Should I weigh myself and use that as a marker of progress?”
In our latest episode of the WAG podcast, Adee answers these questions and many more during a live coaching session with former WAG member Klaudia Rossol.
Klaudia spent several months strictly weighing and tracking her food. Since then, she has shifted to intuitive eating. She has come to Adee with concerns about whether intuitive eating is right for her and whether she’s doing it correctly.
If you are curious about intuitive eating and how to trust your body’s signals, you’ll love this episode!
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- 02:20 – Klaudia’s story, including why she applied to be coached
- 03:45 – Tracking started to cause Klaudia anxiety
- 04:45 – Klaudia wanted to try intuitive eating vs. strict tracking but was scared
- 06:30 – How to trust the process and get comfortable with intuitive eating
- 06:41 – Adee’s explains that changing your method of eating is scary for everyone
- 07:31 – How Michael’s experience in Alcoholics Anonymous connects to food
- 08:37 – Asking Klaudia questions about her experience shifting to intuitive eating
- 12:14 – Intuitive eating is less clear-cut than rigid tracking (which is scary)
- 15:13 – Wanting to weigh a certain amount vs. where your body feels best
- 16:50 – We do not truly control the scale weight
- 18:05 – Would Klaudia be open to letting go of the scale?
- 24:30 – The scale number may be dictating Klaudia’s definition of success
- 26:22 – Don’t have to associate intuitive eating with losing aesthetic goals
- 30:50 – Becoming disciplined in one area leads automatically to discipline in others
- 36:14 – Adee hasn’t tracked food in a long time but still checks in with coach weekly
- 37:44 – The scale may be your biggest obstacle in intuitive eating
- 45:35 – Adee’s tips for successful intuitive eating (“lead domino”)
- 50:40 – Adee is an Obliger (from the Four Tendencies); she needs accountability
- 53:54 – When did Adee feel comfortable intuitive eating?