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Eating: Encouraging intuition not obsession

Recent conversations about our relationship with food and eating led me back to the "Endangered Bodies" website ( and sister blog "Anybody" ( where I came across an old post about the importance of intuitive eating: learning to reconnect and trust our bodily signals of hunger and satiety, moving away from punitive and restrictive approaches which endorse "good" and "bad" foods and dieting. This relates to the seminal work of Susie Orbach (author of "Fat is a Feminist Issue", "Bodies" and "On Eating") and also encompasses a compassionate approach to ourselves and our inner world (emphasis my own): "sensitivity to suffering [and to our inner world including our emotions and hunger] + motivation to alleviate it [to meet our needs which includes feeding ourselves well]"

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