Fit Chat (from the podcast): Intuitive Eating with Selene Yan
Over on the WaveTalks podcast, we had the exquisite opportunity to sit down with Selene Yan, Registered Dietician and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.
Here’s the quick recap…
Selene has over 10 years of experience in nutrition counselling, working from a trauma-informed and weight inclusive lens. With her training in mindfulness, yoga, embodied recovery, and somatic experiencing, she helps folks cultivate a satisfying and safe relationship with food and body.
Intuitive Eating might sound pretty straight-forward, but it doesn’t take long for Selene to dive into the complexities of diets, diet culture, food rules and food roles.
It makes sense why people go back to diets, because diets kind of make it easy. Diets lay down a set of things that you follow, and that’s all you have to do. That’s how diet culture sells this product.
And with Intuitive Eating, this is the harder work of tuning inward and noticing what your body is actually needing in the moment.
The Key Takeaways:
- Everywhere we go, diet culture tells us that our bodies are not good enough as they are, and that dieting will make them better. You can start learning to tune this out by surrounding yourself with people who know your worth, and who know it’s not defined by your body.
- Tuning into your deepest emotions and needs is way harder than following a trendy diet, but once it becomes a regular practice, eating can become way less complicated and actually freeing.
- So many people fear that if they allow themselves to eat according to their deepest needs and desires, they’ll never be able to control themselves around their favourite foods. But really, when foods are forbidden and placed on a pedestal, that’s usually when we most crave them and feel we can’t control ourselves.