Feeling Full
Feeling Full
Jul 29, 2021
32. Intuitive Eating or Dieting with Willpower? with Charles Eisenstein
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My conversation with Charles Eisenstein really lit me up. Motivated by his own struggles with his body, including feelings of not being good enough and unworthiness, he took a deep dive into where these feelings came from. Then he wrote a book about it… The Yoga of Eating,

Charles’ book discusses one of the biggest gaps with food: trusting ourselves. If we use willpower and diets to override our bodies’ intelligence, it’s a recipe for struggle.  If you're curious about what life could be like if you trusted your own cravings and body, I think you’re really going to love this conversation.
“The more honest with yourself you are, the more trustworthy you become”  Charles Eisenstein   


  • We are programmed to not accept ourselves.
  • Almost everything that we judge ourselves for is the result of an unmet need.
  • When Charles was a kid, he was bullied because he reached puberty later than others.
  • It’s important to distinguish between cravings and authentic appetite.
  • Eating food that is bad for you temporarily and falsely satisfies an unmet need without actually meeting the need.
  • When you authentically satisfy needs then cravings will go away.
  • You need to learn to understand how food makes your body feel after you’ve eaten it. 
  • The first step is finding that moment where you can see that you love yourself; that self-love is already there.
  • Once you recognize that it’s there then you can return to that when you choose.
  • The more honest with yourself you are, the more trustworthy you become.

Relevant Links

Website: https://charleseisenstein.org

Books: https://charleseisenstein.org/books

Dietary course: https://bit.ly/2VepgsE

Charles on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ceisenstein

Charles on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/charles_eisenstein/?hl=en

Charles on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/charleseisenstein

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