How intuitive eating can help keep food resolutions going in 2020

Caitlin Elf, a registered dietician nutritionist behind Cait's Plate, uses social media to help followers ditch dieting and become in tune with their bodies through intuitive eating.
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Now we go to intuitive eating. An approach to food that could help you avoid frustration and keep those new year's it's all about keeping everything on the table, not off. Diane Macedo is here to explain. I like this concept. Sounds good, right? We all know diet trends seem to constantly change. First low fat then low calorie then high fat but low carb. One expert is using Instagram to help her followers ditch dieting altogether and take back the joy in eating. For over a decade Caitlin has made room at her table for her 45,000 followers at caitsplate. She shares snapshots of daily meals with long with easy to follow recipes, all to promote nonrestrictive eating. I never share my meals as a prescription for other people. But I started getting messages from people just saying, you know, thank you so much for sharing this because you've made me feel like it's okay to eat bread three times a day. Cait encourages followers to break the yo-yo dieting cycle for good and make peace with food by eating intuitively. When we're told you can't have something all you want is that thing. When everything is on the table, you're able to listen to what really satisfies me. What actually tastes good. Reporter: She says it starts with accepting your body's genetic blueprint. We all have our own unique set point weight, a weight at which our body is happy and healthy and functioning at its best. Reporter: Next listen to your internal cues for hunger, fullness and satisfaction which Cait says are paramount to good Every thee to four hours nourish your body, something with carb, protein, fat and fiber. The more you do that the more you'll be in tune with internal signals. Reporter: Finally give yourself unconditional permission to eat all foods, guilt free. So many people feel like if I stop controlling what I eat I will never eat another vegetable again. I will live off cookies and candy. What people end up find something that when they lift those restrictions, they're actually more in control. Reporter: She says by eliminating rigid rules the body will naturally find its way back to nutrient dense foods, a journey that is not one size Unlike dieting, in 30 days you'll achieve this and your whole life will change. You won't get that out of intuitive eating but what you will get is a lifelong lasting change. She says in time off limit foods become less compelling. If you crave pizza, enjoy that pizza. You might eat one or two slices now instead of binging the entire pie later and maybe tomorrow you'll want broccoli. I love it.

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