As a provider of private label rights (PLR) content, I have covered a wide range of topics over the years. The main niche health and wellness, so that includes physical health, mental health, diet, fitness, weight loss, natural and holistic health, personal development, and so much more.
But I recently released my favorite topic by far – Intuitive Eating. I am extremely proud of it, both in the research and writing, and putting it all together. I am really happy to give you this opportunity to share intuitive eating with your audience.
Shortly after I announced this new bundle in my store, I got a question from someone that I wanted to address (Yes, I have her permission).
She asked: “If diet content is so popular, why would I want to talk about intuitive eating? Isn’t it anti-dieting?”
Great question. The first obvious answer is – Your audience does not just consist of people on diets or who want to lose weight.. there are a lot of people out there who are ready to find another way to live a healthy lifestyle.
But another point I want to make is about the reasons people turn to intuitive eating in the first place. It might help you understand the value of it, and how appealing it can be to your audience.
Who is Intuitive Eating For?
In its simplest form, intuitive eating is just “normal eating”. People who have never been on a diet or restricted foods or obsessively exercised to burn off more calories, are just normal eaters. It is how we are all born. We eat when we’re hungry, and stop when we’re full. We let our bodies determine what sounds good, and trust our own internal hunger and fullness cues.
The problem is that dieting can destroy the hunger cues. They mess with your head, they interrupt your hunger signals, and they create a lot of guilt and shame around food. This makes it almost impossible to eat “normally”. (Yes, I know there are exceptions. There are always exceptions)
So, who do I think intuitive eating is for?
- Anyone who has been on a diet that caused mental or physical turmoil.
- People who are stuck in the diet-binge cycle.
- People who are struggling with long binge periods between diets.
- Yo-yo dieters.
- Anyone who is just fed up with the constant shame and guilt around food.
- People who are obsessive about food and exercise.
- Anyone who feels out of control around food.
These are all signs of disordered eating. Not to be confused with eating disorders – which require medical treatment. Disordered eating is born from a history of restrictions, including mental restrictions.
I guarantee you have a lot of people who read your blog and open your emails who are struggling with their disordered eating, but don’t know what to do next. This is a HUGE topic with many variables. No two people are going to be the same. Everyone has a different history and a different relationship with food.
I personally don’t think you have to be anti-diets to have a desire to eat more intuitively. It’s not for the small percentage of people who can start a diet, stick to it long-term, and make it part of their healthy lifestyle. Those people find what works for them, and that’s amazing.
It’s for everyone else. The people who have had enough. Who have done their last diet. Who are just ready to move on from the diet-binge cycles, and want to live a normal life with normal eating, and never count a calorie or WW point again.
Diets are always going to be around, and always going to be popular. They are not inherently bad – many of them become a new way of eating for the people who find a diet that really works with their preferences and lifestyles.
But disordered eating and toxic relationships with food are ALSO always going to be around. Which is why I think content about intuitive eating can be so valuable.
If you are interested in adding more Intuitive Eating content to your blog or sharing it with your list, you can pick up your copy <here>.