Intuitive Eating Myth #3: It can be combined with Weight Watchers, Keto, etc.

The third myth about Intuitive Eating is that it can be combined with some form of diet (or lifestyle change) such as the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, keto, garden-variety low-carb diets, etc.

This is problematic and contributes to a lot of confusion. Intuitive eating is about shifting our allegiance away from external cues that affect how and why we eat (such as condoned/limited foods, measuring or counting anything, etc.) and toward our own internal sensations of hunger, fullness, satisfaction, and personal preference, all of which are constantly fluctuating and being communicated with us (should we wish to respond to them).

Granted we are always taking into account certain external situations, such as when we eat meals with family and cannot respond exactly precisely to our own preferred level of hunger. That said, there is no way to straddle the allegiance to internal and external signals from diets and still be practicing Intuitive Eating.

I have so much more to say about this.