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What is Intuitive Eating?

INTUTIVE

Today I  was so SO dang hungry. I was literally craving everything from pizza to a giant salad. But the thing is, I no longer crave foods that don’t benefit my body. Yes, I wanted to eat a whole box of pizza! However that pizza would have to have 100 % whole wheat crust, light tomato sauce, skim mozzarella cheese topped with lots and lots of veggies! I love it. Eating healthy unprocessed foods really isn’t that hard. Once you get the hang of it, you stop craving those processed fatty foods that simply do nothing to nourish the precious body your spirit’s living in. But enough about my huge appetite. Let’s talk about intuitive eating.

So I’ve done everything from counting calories to iifym (that lasted one day lol). And to be honest counting my calories did help me lose weight (including my butt and boobs, aint nobody got time for that!). Now everyone is different, but for me counting calories wasn’t healthy for my body or my mind. I was eating far to less and though I didn’t realize it at the time. I simply wasn’t as happy as I am now. Now I eat whatever I dang well please.

Intuitive eating is listening to what your body wants. So I may wake up and feel as if I want something juicy. So i’ll go into my kitchen and fix me up a power juice. A few hours later I may crave something nutty, so i’ll go and grab a handful of almonds and chow down. Basically whatever my body tells me it wants, I try my best to supply it for her. The body knows what it needs to function, so listen. If you do, you’ll realize that your body is seeking nourishment. Lately I’ve been craving a platter full of veggies. Just today I was craving sweet citrusy fruits. I say drink lots of water, stay active and eat whole healthy foods.  Cheers to to a healthy, fit and balanced life.

Side note: Since I’ve been practicing intuitive eating my my body is almost to where I want it to be. However there are other things I’ve implemented in my daily activities that’s help me get closer to my fitness goal.

Intuitiveeating.com Definition: Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body–where you ultimately become the expert of your own body.   You learn how to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, and gain a sense of body wisdom.   It’s also a process of making peace with food—so that you no longer have constant “food worry” thoughts.  It’s knowing that your health and your worth as a person do not change, because you ate a food that you had labeled as “bad” or “fattening”.  Click here for more knowledge.

To see my daily eats follow my Instagram @FittyFattys

-Fitty Fatty

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Healthy Snacks to Buy at the Grocery Store!!!

My name is Tiffany and I’m a snacker. I love my pretzels, ice cream, chips, chocolate covered ANYTHING and cookies… LOTS and LOTS of cookies. But I’m trying to stay fioneee, so throughout my healthy journey I’ve came across some really tasty yet HEALTHY snacks. You can purchase these treats from stores like Kroger, Wholefoods, Target and Wal Mart. Let’s get started.

Snap Pea Crisps

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To me these crisps taste like Cheetos. They fulfill that crunchy and cheesy powered taste.I had my friends and family try this treat and they absolutely loved it. (They thought it tasted more like Funyuns tho.) My favorite snack, for sure.

Skinny Pop

trailSkinny Pop popcorn is only 39 calories a cup. The ingredients are simply all natural popcorn, sunflower oil and salt. No artificial ingredients. I loooove  when there are only a few ingredients. That’s how you know it’s REAL food.

Beanitos Black Bean Chips (Chipotle BBQ)

These chips are simply delightful. Ingredients include:  Whole Black Beans, Whole Long Grain Rice, Pure Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Tomato Powder, Onion Powder, Chipotle Pepper Powder, Spices, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Natural Smoke Flavor, Citric Acid, Guar Bean Gum.

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Dried Apricots

These fulfill that chewy gummy bear crave. Naturally sweet, chewy, bright and delicious. 

Simple Truth Trail Mix

This trail mix has all organic fruit and nuts. Be sure to stick to the serving size, nuts can be super high in calories.

trail mix

All these treats are pretty awesome. I’m telling you this healthy life is not BORING. Snack up my friends.  -Fitty Fatty

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