Children learn from intuitive eating that they hold the keys to their own success.

What does Am I Really Hungry have to do with children?


They want answers. Kids always ask, Why?

Life isn't easy. Teach your family how to use intuition to rise to the challenges.

Challenging eating situations happen every day. We feel tempted or starved, or like there is no choice, or like pleasing others.

The challenge to be true to our physical needs, while feeling pressure from stress or from exhaustion, is often the result of not trusting what we intuitively know our body needs.

You can help your children rise to the eating challenge.

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. ~ Mandela

Guide your teenager to take control of her eating and all of her important choices.

Can you imagine having this conversation with a teenager?

"If you think your ‘gut feeling’ is to eat a 2nd or 3rd huge slice of pie, or an entire box of cookies, or a whole quart of ice-cream, think again. Something else is pushing you to do things that hurt your body and ultimately your self image."

Let you kids know that you see what they're doing and that they can understand it too, using the tools.

Kids easily relate to the 10 tools because they instinctively search to make sense of life.

Teenagers, especially, are searching for answers about how to cope with the world they're inheriting. They're aware of the rise of obesity and the threat it poses to quality of life.

Talk to your teenagers about food addiction. Help them take control of their eating by understanding how to avoid the trap of chemically created sugars,salts and fats.

Am I Really Hungry has a Family Guide in the chapter called Satisfaction. Using it helps you create a foundation your children can depend on their whole lives for eating success.

Little children eat instinctively. They're pretty clear about what they want. When you talk to them about the 10 tools, they 'get' it!

What's amazing is how talking about your eating choices with your kids will open lines of communication. When you show that you respect your body and tune into the messages it's sending you, your kids will do the same.

That gut feeling? You don't have to be an adult to recognize it.

Your intuition will never guide you to do something destructive to your body. It's your clear way to recognize the right choice.

Teach your kids to use the tools for staying connected with their 6th sense, and you will protect them from confusion created by manipulative emotions.

Share a life style of taking responsibility for your choices and respecting your body.

Help them to:

• Understand frustration around diet and eating. • Cope with peer pressure. • Discover invisible habits. • Stop self sabotage.

Using the tools is child's play that lays a foundation for life success.

Showing that they hold the key for their own successes opens their eyes to opportunities.

Why not give your children every advantage?

Intuitive eating is being in control of your self, what you eat, and how it happens. It feels good to be good to yourself.

Benefits of following the guidelines in the book result in:

• Practicing physical and emotional health

• Communicating values and principles

• Sharpening focus and concentration

• Creating an atmosphere of mutual respect

• Maintaining emotional balance

• Eating for their health without stress

Children who use their intuitive tools are less susceptible to peer pressure.

Read 7 tips for helping your kids be intuitive eaters on

My Dream Speech

My friend, Wendy Lipton-Dibner is a brilliant speaker who really knows how to move people to action. She asked me about my dream speech and I realized it's about giving our children a chance.

Obesity is just a symptom of the bigger problems and growing pains our country and our world is experiencing.

I will give my dream speech at a White House Luncheon. My topic is: Ending childhood obesity with intuitive values that guide long-term, healthy, decision-making skills in our youth.

Michelle Obama, educators, leaders, entertainers and food executives will attend.

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Teach children that they have senses.

Intuition takes what we notice with our senses and kicks it up a notch, making things clearer.

It balances what we know from experience with what we feel and sense, so our best choices are clear.

When you eat, give your child the time to SEE his food. That way he will become aware of what he's eating.

Using our senses is how to clearly focus on the present.Intuitive thinking is the natural way of being more alert.



Give your child time to taste her food.

Curiosity is the intuitive way we protect ourselves. Encourage your children to be curious about what they eat.

Encourage them to be curious about tough questions like:

What makes me feel good? When am I afraid? Who do I trust?

Using curiosity helps us stay clear about what we want.

Eating slowly gives us time to see and taste our food and helps you recognize when you've had enough.

Hint : Having enough happens before you 'feel full'.


Patience is the foundation for clear decision making.

Give children time to be aware that they can choose what's best for their body.

Let them be aware that they always have alternatives. Here's something to talk about with them to help.

- Notice what your body is telling you. Notice how hungry you are and what leaves you feeling truly satisfied. Awareness is exciting.

- Think about your hunger before you start eating. Is eating a habit? an escape? or a response to a genuine need? A clock cannot tell you when you're hungry. Ask yourself, "Am I really hungry?" before you eat.

The point is to stay aware of our body when we eat. The way to do this is with our 5 senses.

SEE the food on the plate. SMELL it. TASTE it with your whole tongue. Chew it well, noticing the texture.

When we HEAR what each other says at mealtime, that connection nourishes our emotional hunger.

Teach your children gratitude.

Food keeps us alive.

Tune in to your body with curiosity and dignity when you eat.

When you celebrate life and good fortune by really tasting what you eat, you'll discover you feel better about yourself.

Give your children the gift of time and patience at mealtime.

Share conversation and feed their hearts, simply by listening to hear about their day.

Children want to be healthy, feel loved and succeed.

Give them the tools.