Based on your mindful body philosophy and the answers in your journal, write your own mindful body eating philosophy. The purpose of creating your own philosophy is to create a framework for intuitive eating. It is the structure that allows you to go out and make mindful decisions from your gut. You can do it this way because you have a clear philosophy that is a part of you. It’s also serves as a home base when all your friends try a new crash diet or when you get off course. It’s purpose is to guide you to your best body goal while serving your long-term future. This is where you state what you value about food and your relationship with it. Your philosophy should bring you both mental AND physical health.
As you develop your philosophy, you'll want overall guidelines that allow you to make easy decisions, you’ll want a couple hard and fast rules, and you’ll want a few priorities to guide you through different situations. I recommend developing your own good, better, best system - that way no matter where you are, if your best, most ideal choice isn't available you can settle for good instead of, "if I can't be perfect, to hell with it all".
Some examples: I prioritize whole, real, good quality food. I start my day with water everyday. I can have three bites of anything. I eat veggies with every meal. At a party, I can have whatever I want, but I have to start with veggies and fruit and water. I don’t eat anything that will make me feel like I have to burn it off - ain’t nobody got time for that. Dairy makes me feel terrible so I stick to non-dairy alternatives. It’s not a meal if there’s not bread, so I make sure to get greens too.