Intuitive Eating is a non-diet, self-care eating framework, that incorporates self compassion and intuition, that helps move you toward creating a balanced relationship with food, mind, and body.
The Intuitive Eating approach is based on 10 principles, each of which addresses an aspect of the collective philosophy and walks a person through the stages of change using a variety of tools.
Together we will explore your relationship with food and your body. We will identify its starting points and how it has impacted your life. We will work through the principles together and start healing your relationship with food.
Control is not an issue in Intuitive Eating. Instead, you will be relying on your internal signals, rather than on external factors and authority figures. Nobody can be the expert of “you”. Only you know your thoughts, feelings and experiences. You will learn to trust your internal wisdom and will learn to listen to and honor your inner cues (both physical and emotional), all of which feels empowering.– Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch, Intuitive Eating (4th Edition)
Intuitive Eating recognizes and celebrates the importance of body diversity. I practice with a Health at Every Size (HAES) lens. Read more about HAES, here.
Why I love Intuitive Eating
The practice of Intuitive Eating is an expression of self-care and promotes nonjudgmental awareness of one’s needs. Learning and implementing the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating has many implications beyond food and body, and often creates space for healing in many other aspects of life.
As a society, many of us have become disconnected from our body’s basic survival instincts. This disconnect fuels self-doubt and despair, as we look to health gurus or “wellness” diets to show us how to nourish and take care of ourselves. We spend a lot of energy going outside of ourselves and trying to fix what is perceived to be broken and turning away from our innate wisdom.
*When appropriate, clients coming to me to find peace with food and with their body through Intuitive Eating may find that some of the root causes of their food and body issues can be addressed with EMDR.