38 min

Fullness: The Foundations for Becoming an Intuitive Eater Whole, Full, & Alive

    • Nutrition

Three things we dive into in this episode:
What real fullness feels like
What intuitive eating and gentle, intentional nutrition means for you
Actionable ways to start honoring your body’s needs and leaning into its innate cues


📘Resources
Release restrictive dieting, break free from body shame, & create habits that help you live fully! Sign up for Caitie’s nutrition coaching program and community, Whole, Full, & Alive, and get a FREE 20 Minute Discovery Call!
Food Psych Podcast
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🎟 Get a chance to join Caitie’s nutrition coaching program and community for FREE!
Just follow these steps:

Listen to an episode of Whole, Full, & Alive 🎧
Subscribe and follow the show.
Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Share the show on Instagram and tag me at @caitie.c.rd
Send me a DM with the message “PODCAST.”
Do not miss this chance! 😉 I will email the winner in a week!

 

📌Episode Highlights
[04:50] On the Topic of ‘Fullness’
Fullness is about giving your body the nutrition and energy it needs to help you live your fullest and most energized life.
The topic is intimidating for Caitie as a registered dietitian and an eating disorder recovery coach.
She has counseled 100s of people as a dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor and has also been through her own journey of learning how to find a sense of fullness.
[07:13] Safety as a Foundation for Fullness
The two most important things about fullness are cultivating a sense of internal safety and gentle, compassionate structure.
Internal safety refers to having a regulated nervous system. It means that your brain is not perceiving that your body is in danger.
The brain may perceive the body is in danger when you're under significant stress or feeling exhausted and deprived.
It's difficult to hear the cues your body sends you if your nervous system is dysregulated.
[08:55] Intuitive Eating
The intuitive eating framework is what Caitie teaches during one-on-one nutrition or eating disorder recovery counseling.
Many people think intuitive eating is just about eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full or simply eating whatever you want.
Intuitive eating is actually getting attuned to your body's internal cues: hunger, fullness, functional cravings.
It is the process of removing the things that block these cues and sharpening your ability to perceive and understand them.
Intuitive eating is a peaceful interplay between following your internal cues, emotions, and rational thoughts.
Caitie: “So intuitive eating isn't just ‘eat when you're hungry; stop when you're full.’ It's the process of attuning to the cues that your body is sending you and then peacefully integrating those cues that your body is sending you with some rational thoughts and some emotional cues that might make eating a more enjoyable, pleasant experience for you throughout your life.” - Click Here To Tweet This
[10:58] The Importance of Internal Safety in Intuitive Eating
Becoming an intuitive eater is difficult if your nervous system is not regulated.
Your body won't be able to perceive and send out your internal cues if your brain perceives your body is under threat constantly.
Cultivating a sense of internal safety is a critical part of proper nutrition.
Caitie: “If you have a sense of internal safety, internal regulation, you feel good and at home in your body…you're not going to feel tempted to dive into a rigid or restrictive diet program that's ultimately going to prevent you from having good nutrition.” - Click Here To Tweet This
Cultivating a sense of internal safety also means letting go of the pseudo-safety that restrictive diet programs provide.
[12:58] The Pseudo Safety of Restrictive Diet Programs
Caitie can remember when she spirale

Three things we dive into in this episode:
What real fullness feels like
What intuitive eating and gentle, intentional nutrition means for you
Actionable ways to start honoring your body’s needs and leaning into its innate cues


📘Resources
Release restrictive dieting, break free from body shame, & create habits that help you live fully! Sign up for Caitie’s nutrition coaching program and community, Whole, Full, & Alive, and get a FREE 20 Minute Discovery Call!
Food Psych Podcast
Connect with me: Website | Instagram
🎟 Get a chance to join Caitie’s nutrition coaching program and community for FREE!
Just follow these steps:

Listen to an episode of Whole, Full, & Alive 🎧
Subscribe and follow the show.
Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Share the show on Instagram and tag me at @caitie.c.rd
Send me a DM with the message “PODCAST.”
Do not miss this chance! 😉 I will email the winner in a week!

 

📌Episode Highlights
[04:50] On the Topic of ‘Fullness’
Fullness is about giving your body the nutrition and energy it needs to help you live your fullest and most energized life.
The topic is intimidating for Caitie as a registered dietitian and an eating disorder recovery coach.
She has counseled 100s of people as a dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor and has also been through her own journey of learning how to find a sense of fullness.
[07:13] Safety as a Foundation for Fullness
The two most important things about fullness are cultivating a sense of internal safety and gentle, compassionate structure.
Internal safety refers to having a regulated nervous system. It means that your brain is not perceiving that your body is in danger.
The brain may perceive the body is in danger when you're under significant stress or feeling exhausted and deprived.
It's difficult to hear the cues your body sends you if your nervous system is dysregulated.
[08:55] Intuitive Eating
The intuitive eating framework is what Caitie teaches during one-on-one nutrition or eating disorder recovery counseling.
Many people think intuitive eating is just about eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full or simply eating whatever you want.
Intuitive eating is actually getting attuned to your body's internal cues: hunger, fullness, functional cravings.
It is the process of removing the things that block these cues and sharpening your ability to perceive and understand them.
Intuitive eating is a peaceful interplay between following your internal cues, emotions, and rational thoughts.
Caitie: “So intuitive eating isn't just ‘eat when you're hungry; stop when you're full.’ It's the process of attuning to the cues that your body is sending you and then peacefully integrating those cues that your body is sending you with some rational thoughts and some emotional cues that might make eating a more enjoyable, pleasant experience for you throughout your life.” - Click Here To Tweet This
[10:58] The Importance of Internal Safety in Intuitive Eating
Becoming an intuitive eater is difficult if your nervous system is not regulated.
Your body won't be able to perceive and send out your internal cues if your brain perceives your body is under threat constantly.
Cultivating a sense of internal safety is a critical part of proper nutrition.
Caitie: “If you have a sense of internal safety, internal regulation, you feel good and at home in your body…you're not going to feel tempted to dive into a rigid or restrictive diet program that's ultimately going to prevent you from having good nutrition.” - Click Here To Tweet This
Cultivating a sense of internal safety also means letting go of the pseudo-safety that restrictive diet programs provide.
[12:58] The Pseudo Safety of Restrictive Diet Programs
Caitie can remember when she spirale

38 min