Intuitive Eating Coaching
Intuitive Eating is a non-diet approach that reconnects us with our body’s wisdom and cues to drive our eating and food relationship. Relearning the wisdom of our body and releasing guilt and morality associated with food is transformative to mental and physical wellness. It is an ongoing, lifelong process, and shouldn’t be thought of as a diet. There is no right or wrong way to “do Intuitive Eating”.
I am extremely thankful to Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch for writing the Intuitive Eating text and program. What a wonderful roadmap- listen to our body, enjoy our food, be kind to ourselves!
Intuitive Eating is a framework, and it consists of 10 principles:
1. Reject the Diet Mentality
2. Honor Your Hunger
3. Make Peace with Food
4. Challenge the Food Police
5. Discover the Satisfaction Factor
6. Feel Your Fullness
7. Cope with Your Emotions with Kindness
8. Respect Your Body
9. Movement—Feel the Difference
10. Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition
Benefits of Intuitive Eating include:
Helps decrease binge eating and cravings
can lower blood glucose and blood pressure
helps with weight stability and can help us find our natural weight
Decreases the risk of eating disorders
Improves connection to hunger and fullness
Is associated with lower BMI and higher well being
Is correlated with less cardiovascular risk (lower triglycerides and higher HDL/good cholesterol)
Is associated with higher diet quality
Is protective against internalized weight stigma and is supportive of a positive body image
Is positively associated with high self esteem
How I work with clients
When we work with moms (and all women), we don't walk through the steps in any particular order. We practice person-centered care which means we use the framework but are also pulling in other therapeutic modalities as needed and discussing what is relevant to the client that day. We've helped hundreds of clients heal the food relationship and find greater peace and food freedom through an Intuitive Eating framework, and we are Intuitive Eaters ourselves- when we trust our body to guide our eating, and our connected to our innate body wisdom, we can focus on the things in life that really matter.
And for us moms, that is priceless.