That’s only part of it. It’s learning to eat what you want, but in moderation. The point is you never deprive yourself, even from things like cookies and ice cream. You’re supposed to learn how to eat what you want, when your body needs it without going overboard.
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”.
Intuitive Eating Principles
- Reject the Diet Mentality.
- Honor Your Hunger.
- Make Peace with Food.
- Challenge the Food Police.
- Respect Your Fullness.
- Discover the Satisfaction Factor.
- Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food.
- Respect Your Body.
- Exercise—Feel the Difference.
- Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition.
Full details at: http://www.intuitiveeating.org/content/what-intuitive-eating