Intuitive eating is when we eat based on our internal cues (hunger, fullness, energy levels etc), and leave all those external “shoulds” behind. It asks us to trust our bodies, and respects that we know how and when to nourish ourselves. We make peace with all foods.
So, why is there so much hype? When people eat intuitively
we find they have increased emotional well being, improved body image, decreased weight cycling, less disordered eating, improvements in health markers such as cholesterol and blood pressure and increased levels of exercise.
If you’re thinking of dipping your toes into intuitive eating, but aren’t quite sure where to start, we have compiled our GO-TO list of resources to get you started:
Intuitive Eating – Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch
The Intuitive Eating Workbook – Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch
Body Respect – Linda Bacon & Lucy Aphramor
Body Kindness – Rebecca Scritchfield
Just Eat It – Laura Thomas
Food Psych with Christy Harrison
Don’t Salt my Game with Laura Thomas
Body Love Project with Jessi Haggerty
Nutrition Matters with Paige Smathers
Body Kindness with Rebecca Scritchfield
Unpacking Weight Science with Fiona Willer
Love, Food with Julie Duffy Dillon
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We are so excited that you are taking your first step into the world of intuitive eating! Take your time to read, absorb and digest (pun intended 😅). If you reach a point where you are looking to explore your relationship with food further, reach out to an Accredited Practicing Dietitian
that specialises in this area.
Remember, food can & should be fun!
Jessica Tilbrook (BNutDiet) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a passion for people, their stories, and understanding their relationship with food.
Jess has completed a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics with Flinders University, and has since gone on to train in disordered eating, intuitive eating and mindfulness.
Since graduating she has worked in the acute, sub-acute and private sectors, including aged care, rehab and mental health specialties. Most significantly, she has spent three years managing Dietetic services across QLD, NSW and ACT for a large non-for profit.