Intuitive Eating & Why it's a Complete Gamechanger

Intuitive Eating is a weight-inclusive, evidence based philosophy that makes you the expert of your body. It has nothing to do with dieting, meal plants, nutrition fads, and honestly has very little to do with food, rather has everything to do with our behaviour around food. Intuitive Eating takes the focus away from the external physical appearance of the body and focuses the work on the internal emotional foundations from which we choose to feed and move our bodies.


Intuitive Eating was coined by Evelyn Tribole, RD, and Elyse Resch, RDN, in the 1990s, and is founded upon the following 10 core principles.


  • Reject the Diet Mentality

  • Honour Your Hunger

  • Make Peace with Food

  • Challenge the Food Police

  • Discover the Satisfaction Factor

  • Feel Your Fullness

  • Cope With Your Emotions with Kindness

  • Respect Your Body

  • Movement – Feel The Difference

  • Honor Your Health – Gentle Nutrition


Intuitive Eating is not:

  • A diet

  • A strict rule book

  • A practice that promotes intentional weight-loss/gain

  • A fatphobic approach to health

  • "Giving up"

  • Just eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full

Intuitive eating means to break-free from diet culture and dieting. It place trust in the body and teaches mindful, non-restrictive eating. It focuses on mind/body, emotional and intuitive connection.


The main goal of Intuitive Eating is to foster a healthy relationship with food and body.


Intuitive Eating Resources


Read:

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works, by Elyse Resch, RDN and Evelyn Tribole, RDN


The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food, by by Elyse Resch, RDN and Evelyn Tribole, RDN


Work with:

A Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor that you connect with


Follow:

Intuitive eating, fat positive, anti-diet social media accounts


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Click here for more info. If you are looking for complete guidance on how to become an intuitive eater, stop obsessing about food and feel at home in your body, then this is for you!

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