Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, the Dietitians that created Intuitive Eating, define it as a self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought.
Intuitive eating is a weight-inclusive, evidence-based practice that is validated with over 100 studies to date. This personal and dynamic process includes 10 Principles.
The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating
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 with Gentle Nutrition
The principles allow both biological and psychological needs to be met while also removing obstacles that usually come in the form of thoughts, beliefs, and rules.
The Intuitive Eating practice supports and honors both mental and physical health. This practice is also aligned and supports the Health at Every Size movement because all bodies, regardless of their size, shape, and color deserve respect.
Want a more in-depth look at each of the 10 principles? Read The Principles of Intuitive Eating: Explained