Intuitive Eating Tips

The Full Fridge

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”  ~Ruth Reichl

“When you eat at the refrigerator, pull up a chair.”  ~Geneen Roth

What’s in your fridge? For those of us who are not only fortunate enough to be able to buy the foods we want and need, but also confident enough to bring them into our home, a “full fridge” embodies much more than the foods inside.

Let’s reach inside and discover what’s in a “full fridge.” In the crunchy, creamy, spicy, sweet, and salty rainbow of colors and shapes on the shelves, we will find:

Body wisdom: naturally knowing what we need and want, in the simplicity of the carton of milk and the clarity of the bottled spring water.

Body trust: honoring of our needs and wants with abundance, in every single grape in the bunch.

Body and Self acceptance: appreciating our complexity of feelings, strengths, and weaknesses, in the cherry-walnut-goat cheese-mixed greens salad and the tuna noodle casserole.

Peace and Power: replenishing ourselves with nourishing connections and food, maintaining balance and a normal blood sugar, packed into that pudding and the leftover pizza.

Joy: the expression of our enthusiasm and creativity, reverberating in the chunky chocolate raspberry ice cream and the bowl of strawberries-kiwi, and cantaloupe.

Affirmation: “I keep my fridge full, and I help myself.”


About the Authors:

Karin and Amy can help you escape food and body angst and learn to manage your eating weight naturally. Visit for more tips on attuned eating, download the free Hunger/Satiety Journal and sign up for our inspirational ezine, Stay Attuned. Amy and Karin can help you break free from food/eating/weight issues.

© 2009 Karin Kratina, PhD, RD, LD/N and Amy Tuttle, RD, LCSW

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