Intuitive eating. How to regain control of your diet.

According to research, at the age of 5 we start abandoning our natural ability to eat intuitively. Instead, we adapt our eating patterns to what the world around us dictates, including advertising, first by reaching for processed and high-calorie foods, and later by experimenting with different diets. This is a mistake! Intuitive eating will help you keep healthy, feel full, and have a healthy relationship with your body.

Dieting habits of the Poles – what they say about us

The latest Cateromarket report, entitled “Poles on a diet. What diets we follow and why”, shows that Polish people are increasingly aware of the importance of diet. Compared to previous years, we have stopped looking at diet solely as a way to achieve a slim and attractive body. Instead, we have started to focus on how food affects our health and well-being. This is a huge positive change of perspective! However, not everyone knows what should be done to achieve good health and well-being.

The report shows that as many as 49% of Poles believe that healthy eating is not simple, and 10% are not sure whether eating ‘smart’ is easy to achieve. Not knowing how to build healthy eating habits, we jump from one diet to another and fall into a vicious cycle. Elyse Resch, a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and lecturer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says: “The data show that 95% of people who go on diets fail at them, and if they’ve lost weight, two thirds of them gain even more weight back. The only alternative is to start trusting the body and feeling the freedom and enjoyment of food that comes with that”*.