What I Ate Wednesday: Becoming an Intuitive Eater

Consistency always over perfection.

I no longer worry about perfection with meals anymore.


Nutrition is gray, not black and white.

So I hate to describe my eating habits one way – If It Fits Your Macros, Flexible Dieting, Intermittent Fasting, Vegan, Clean Eating, Intuitive Eating, .  Each day, I can fit into each one of these.  And it’s OK that I am not following just ONE WAY.  What I do know after learning macros and hiring a coach, I am finally the closest I have been to just LISTENING to my body than I have been in a long time.  I’m not sure if this is becoming an ‘intuitive eater’ or just trusting my body.


breakfast//Paleo Banana Bread Waffles with extra banana, coconut butter, and Cary’s low sugar maple syrup


Sunday was a GORGEOUS day in Tampa after being in the snow all last week!  I had to take advantage of laying by the pool with some friends.




Lunch//Some of my favorite TJ items in a high protein power bowl with TJ’s wild canned salmon, cubes of roasted butternut squash, brussels, plantain chips, organic cherry tomatoes, and avocado.


A slice of gluten-free Cinnamon Raisin Toast covered in homemade vanilla almond butter and blackberry jam was also consumed with this meal.


Dinner: Roasted mahi-mahi, sauteed maple balsamic shaved brussels, and Alexia Rosemary and Sea Salt potatoes (from freezer section).



dessert//Wink desserts cocoa dough pint (could only eat half) with a crumbled Oreo.  Ended up eating a WW Salted Caramel ice cream bar instead since the Wink ice cream was THAT bad :(

Also wanted to share a couple photos from my recent ski trip to Big Sky, Montana!






Do you define your eating habits?  What label do you most closely categorize yourself in?  Do you feel intuitive eating is the ultimate way to eat?

And finally, thank you Jenn for starting this fun link-up of showcasing everything we eat in a day!

12 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday: Becoming an Intuitive Eater

  1. Stephanie Leduc says:

    Waiiiiit, low sugar maple syrup? Was not aware that this was a thing, is it real maple syrup? I think I love my sugar in my maple syrup just a little too much though, haha. I love how that power bowl looks! I am definitely an intuitive eater, it is so important to eat well but to also satisfy our bodies needs.

  2. rachel @ athletic avocado says:

    I love how you don’t label your eating habits! I try not to either since everyday is different and I could label it based on the day but not consistently one “type.” I saw those banana bread waffles on instagram and I immediately drooled just looking at them! I’ll have to try them soon!

  3. Ruthie says:

    Those waffles though! Currently I loosely track my macros but I prefer to combine that with clean eating as nutrient dense, whole foods make me feel so much better! And of course leave room for some treats! :)

  4. Victoria says:

    Loved this Deanna! I do think intuitive eating and just knowing and trusting your body is ideal, however not everyone can do this (at this initially). I know I have had sooo many clients who no longer feel hunger after years of restricting or skipping meals. So initially, sometimes you had to not be intuitive to get to the point of being intuitive lol. Happy RD Day :)

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      LOVE that!!! Feeling hunger is a huge piece of the puzzle as so many people truly don’t know what this feels like-both overweight and under!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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