In 2010 I enthusiastically joined Michelle May MD’s Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating facilitator training and became a licensed facilitator.
A paradigm is a way of thinking, a belief system that you filter everything you think, hear, see, and read through. The filter screens out any information that doesn’t fit the paradigm, so we continually reinforce what we already believe to be true or possible (whether it is or not) and discard new ideas (even when they might be life-changing).
This profound question gets to the heart of what it means to eat intuitively using mindfulness. Intuitive eating is the practice of using innate hunger and fullness (satiety) cues to guide eating rather than eating or restricting food because of situational or emotional reasons.