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Top 5 Friday April 1 2011

by nina on April 1, 2011

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Here is the weekly Top 5 Posts wrap up. As always it is difficult to choose what constitutes the best posts, but there is a wide variety here that focuses on personal development, intuitive eating, success, visualization and spirituality. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

1. 7 Powerful Ways to Start Your Day with a Bang!

My top 3 favorites:

1. Meditate

2. Be Grateful

3. Visualize

What do you want your day to look like? Visualize the best possible outcome. Get into the details. Imagine the smells, sounds, colors, and everything in HD-quality.

Don’t worry if you’re not great at visualization. I don’t see clear pictures when I visualize. I feel them as if I see them.
For some that will make perfect sense, while others have no clue what I’m talking about. What I want to get across is this: the way you are able to visualize is perfect for you.

2. 9 Things Successful People Do Differently

My favorite is the last one – Focus On What You Will Do, Not What You Won’t Do.

3. #endED Twitter Chat with Evelyn Tribole Re-Cap

Intuitive Eating (IE) is based on 10 principles. You can read them here. It is also rooted in three core concepts:
1. Unconditional permission to eat
2. Learn to cope with emotions without food
3. Rely on internal hunger & satiety cues

4. Conquering the Urge to Diet: Three Steps

Katie over at Health for the Whole Self always has incredible articles about intuitive eating, personal growth, body image and self esteem. This article was just spot on and really covers the underlying desire to diet and how to beat it.

1. Call It Like It Is

Dieting takes on many disguises and shows up through various code words. Sometimes we just gotta call it like it is.

2. Uncover the Underlying Beliefs

Dieting isn’t going to fix anything.

3. Eat Double Intuitively

5. The Ultimate Personal Growth Guide: 100 Best Posts

This is an ultimate guide covering topics like relationships, spirituality, career and happiness, among others. Great to have handy when you need a bit of a boost.


If you have any comments, tips or suggestions please drop me a line in the comments section below!

Have a great weekend!

Love and Freedom from all addictions,


Nina Vucetic

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nina April 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Hi Alexis,

Yes the Intuitive Eating founders really do spell out the program well.
After time and a bit of adjustment from all the overeating, dieting and binge eating, our bodies are pretty intelligent and will start to crave things that provide nutritional value. It just takes time and patience to allow your body to get to this point. This is also when the freedom and removal of obsession kicks in – which is the ultimate goal.



Alexis April 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I really like the way article #3 spells out the program. I was starting to question “intuitive” eating in regard to food choices, since so many on these sites say their “bodies” actually ask for cake. If this program was using body needs to validate mouth wants. Bodies aren’t programed to ask for anything that has no nutritional value, is going to spike insulin and overtax adrenal glands… Short of being in a hypoglycemic melt down, my body will never ask me to feed it cake.
In the list of 10 principles of intuitive eating, #6 explained the importance of pleasure. I understood it as saying, Eating what my taste buds want and eating what my body needs are not always going to happen at the same time. But, my taste buds asking for cake is just as natural as any other part of me asking for attention. The thing is, recognising when a binge/compulsive overeating is masquerading as eating for enjoyment.
I love #6 on the list! Balance also includes eating solely for pleasure.


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