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It’s Normal to Eat More During the Holidays

We’re often led to believe that eating intuitively implies stopping when we’re full: it’s false. Eating intuitively means that we’re able to recognize that sometimes, we want to continue eating despite being full, and that we can allow ourselves to do it.

Fullness (the physical sensation) and satisfaction (the emotional sensation are not the same thing. Eating until we’re fully satisfied may mean that we need to eat past fullness, and it’s normal.

It’s often the case during the holidays, where the emotional dimension of food is so important. We’re exposed to foods that we don’t get every day, recipes that bring back good memories, etc. We can totally expect to eat more than usual, and there’s nothing wrong with it, as long as we do it in joy and kindness.

Catherine Lemieux – @catherine_lem

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