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Intuitive Eating? By Mrs Vera West

     Here is the latest crazy nutrition idea, if it can be called that, advise from the feminists,exercise no control, eat what you like. It must be because everything is a social construction, or they just want to feel good, regardless of health, which is a social construction too:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8062687/Eat-want-body-love.html

“In an era of superfoods, carb restriction and endless finger-wagging over dairy, sugar and meat, ditching the forbidden list and instead embracing it all — mashed potatoes, biscuits, pasta, bread, whatever you fancy — feels positively sacrilegious. And mildly terrifying. But that’s the basis of Intuitive Eating, the craze hailed for its body-positive message, currently sweeping the smartest kitchens and most fashionable Instagram accounts from California to Chelsea. Described last month by U.S. Vogue as ‘a countermovement to the restrictive diets, fasting trends and other dubious self-improvement strategies so many of us are committed to’, Intuitive Eating has exploded in popularity over the past 12 months. London even has its own Centre for Intuitive Eating to train nutritionists and clients. In an era of superfoods, carb restriction and endless finger-wagging over dairy, sugar and meat, ditching the forbidden list and instead embracing it all — mashed potatoes, biscuits, pasta, bread, whatever you fancy — feels positively sacrilegious. And mildly terrifying. But that’s the basis of Intuitive Eating, the craze hailed for its body-positive message, currently sweeping the smartest kitchens and most fashionable Instagram accounts from California to Chelsea. Described last month by U.S. Vogue as ‘a countermovement to the restrictive diets, fasting trends and other dubious self-improvement strategies so many of us are committed to’, Intuitive Eating has exploded in popularity over the past 12 months. London even has its own Centre for Intuitive Eating to train nutritionists and clients. One of the greatest pleasures in life is to feel satisfied after eating something wonderful. If you’re constantly worried about your health or your body, you just can’t experience that.’ A former teacher, Elyse struggled with endless dieting and binge-eating in her 20s and 30s — ‘it was probably a fully-fledged eating disorder’ — before retraining as a nutritionist and learning to love food.”

     No doubt it is true that there is too much angst about diets, mainly because diets do not work. Our life styles are intrinsically flawed, with too little exercise and too much food. Just excess, that is the problem. So, intuitive eating is not going to work, because here is nothing intuitive about the modern world, it is profoundly counter-intuitive and dysfunctional. The ancients di not have our nutritional problems, because people lived as human beings, not as battery hens.

 

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