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There are two very different philosophies of dieting.

One revolves around planning or counting/tracking the calories and macros of everything that you eat.

The IIFYM Diet is a good example of this method.

The other eschews numbers and opts for rules about how, what, and when you should eat, instead.

All forms of dieting that agitate for one form of “clean eating” or another fit into this category, including the subject of this podcast: intuitive eating.

Both of these approaches can work, and both have pros and cons.

The first, quantitative approach more or less guarantees results, but it requires a fair amount of technical know-how, and it can be rigid, impractical, and tedious.

The second, qualitative method is generally easier to understand and apply and more flexible and accommodating, but it’s also easier to screw up, and thus comes with a higher failure rate.

Now, I’m going to assume you’re here because you don’t want to go through door number one.

You don’t want to have to weigh and measure everything that you cook, you don’t want to fiddle with My Fitness Pal every day, and you don’t want to learn how to count macros on the fly.

Instead, you just want to eat a few balanced and enjoyable meals every day without gaining weight or ruining your body composition.

Well, intuitive eating is the answer.

Let’s find out why.

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