Today on the BodyLove Project podcast I’m speaking with Paige Smathers. Paige is a registered dietitian in Salt Lake City, Utah in private practice who specializes in helping people heal their relationship with food. Paige recently launched her online Intuitive Eating Course, Educate, Embrace, Empower: a 10-week course where you learn to tap into your inner wisdom and become your own eating expert. You can learn more about Paige and this course at www.paigesmathersrd.com.
About 15 minutes into this show, Paige paints a beautiful picture to show how she teaches intuitive eating. Here it is, in a nutshell: Imagine two ends of a spectrum. On one end there is food obsession, and the other is food apathy. To a black and white thinker, intuitive eating can sound like it’s telling you to just stop caring about food. But now imagine that spectrum becoming a much smaller range. On one end, instead of food obsession, you have food concern, or awareness. On the other, you have food flexibility. You get to choose where you want to fall. Do you want to pay attention to nutrition a bit more? Or do you want to be more flexible? Or, do you want to fall right in the middle? Paige says, there is space for both.
Throughout the episode Paige offers a lot of great tips on how to set up your environment so you can tap into your intuition. To those with a diet history or black-and-white thinkers, Paige offers tips to provide you with the structure you need to dip your toes into the process of intuitive eating. We know how hard it is from diet mentality to body and food acceptance. But, there is a space between those two places that can offer you both structure and flexibility and freedom. As long as you stay aware! Listen to the episode for the full scoop.
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Educate, Embrace, Empower Course: http://www.paigesmathersrd.com/course