What does intuitive eating really mean? (and why you shouldn't eat if not hungry) Episode 08

What does intuitive eating really mean? (and why you shouldn't eat if not hungry) Episode 08

Eating to satiety and intuitive eating: - what does it actually mean? - restrictive eating - cheat meals - carbohydrates - what actually is hunger? - learning satisfaction - what is taste for? - emotional eating - it's ok to not be hungry - disordered eating - is breakfast the most important meal of the day? - what do I feed my kids?

What Does Intuitive Eating Really Mean? (And Why You Shouldn't Eat If Not Hungry)

In this episode of the Meek Medic podcast, Dr. Suresh Khirwadkar discusses intuitive eating and what it means to eat to satiety. He also shares his own experience with intuitive eating since starting the carnivore diet.

What is intuitive eating?

Intuitive eating is a way of eating that focuses on listening to your body's hunger and fullness cues. It's about eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full, without feeling guilty or ashamed.

The 10 principles of intuitive eating

The website intuitiveeating.org outlines the 10 principles of intuitive eating:

    1. Reject the diet mentality
    2. Honour your hunger
    3. Make peace with food
    4. Challenge the food police
    5. Discover satisfaction
    6. Feel fullness
    7. Cope with emotions and kindness and not food
    8. Respect your body movement
    9. Honour your health
    10. Exercise

Why is intuitive eating important?

Intuitive eating can help you:

    • Lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
    • Improve your relationship with food
    • Reduce stress and anxiety
    • Improve your overall health

How to practice intuitive eating

Here are a few tips for practicing intuitive eating:

    • Pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues.
    • Don't restrict yourself from any foods.
    • Eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full.
    • Don't eat to cope with emotions.
    • Find other ways to cope with stress, such as exercise or relaxation techniques.

What does it mean to eat to satiety?

Eating to satiety means eating until you're comfortably full, but not stuffed. It's about paying attention to your body's signals and stopping when you're no longer hungry.

Why is it important to eat to satiety?

Eating to satiety can help you:

    • Avoid overeating
    • Feel more satisfied after meals
    • Lose weight or maintain a healthy weight

What does it mean to not be hungry all the time?

It's perfectly normal to not be hungry all the time. In fact, it's a sign that you're listening to your body's cues.

What to do if you're not hungry

If you're not hungry, don't force yourself to eat. Just wait until you're hungry again.


Intuitive eating is a healthy and sustainable way to eat. It can help you improve your relationship with food and your overall health. If you're struggling with your eating habits, talk to a registered dietitian or other qualified healthcare professional.

I hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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