An honest question.
I’ve been reading “Health at Every Size” by Linda Bacon and so have had the concept of intuitive eating (as well as the entire HAES paradigm) on the brain.
So I have a question, if most people agree listening to one’s hunger is compatible with also using what we know about food (nutrients, fiber etc…) then why can’t it also be compatible with using caloric information? Now, I’m not interested in redefining intuitive eating, but whenever I read about it I think “that sounds like what I do.” Listening to hunger? Check. Allowing myself to eat all types of foods? Yup. Not dividing food into good/bad categories? Absolutely.
Only, I also take into account how much energy a meal contains vs how much satiety it provides and try to balance the two in order to eat at a slight caloric deficit.
Like I said, I don’t care to try to worm dieting into intuitive eating or HAES. It just occurred to me, and not for the first time, that being grounded in self-acceptance and HAES principles might make me “better” at healthy weight loss.