Friday, August 28, 2009

Resources for Intuitive Eating

When I got back from vacation, I felt a great need to re-commit to the "intuitive eating" path. In recent days, I have found several blogs that are helpful and supportive to those of us interested in this approach to weight loss, healthy eating and making peace with food.

Here are a few blogs that I think would interest anyone who'd like to learn more about intuitive eating:

First, a huge self-help forum for intuitive eaters, old and new. It's got a wealth of information and tons of support: I've only just started exploring it.

Nutritionist Evelyn Tribole has some interesting things to say.

Although I haven't read it, Beyond Chocolate by Sophie and Audry Boss looks intriguing.

I highly recommend reading Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Thin. This was the book that started my voyage.

I also really enjoy
and have just discovered and

If you would like to suggest other blogs, I'd love to hear about them.

I read a number of other blogs that run the gamut from fat acceptance to calorie counting to low/no carb to WW, but I'm really interested in connecting with more people who have chosen intuitive eating as their path. It's rather frightening to let go of all the food rules--it's like going into free-fall and trusting that the parachute of your own common sense will open in time. The "trust in oneself" factor is the ultimate challenge.

One day, one meal at a time...


  1. Doesn't doing a lot of research kind of defeat the purpose of "intuitive" eating?

  2. I think it's great to do all this study on it. It's a new term, but an old concept isn't it? Funny how things come and go. This one though, I think, is here to stay.

    Thanks for all the links and information.

  3. Thanks for all the wonderful links! :) I've recently (a month ago) started eating intuitively and finally feel like this is something I can do forever. AND, i'm losing weight easily! You can take a peek at my blog if you like! :)

  4. Jack Sh*t cracks me up. Anyway, I checked out I Can Make You Thin and love the hypnosis CD. I've gone to sleep to it a few times now, so hopefully it's making inroads into my psyche. Thanks for your comments on my blog today - I appreciate all of your input!

  5. Thanks for this info. I wish I could eat intuitively but I just don't trust myself.

    Maybe there is something somewhere that can help me get over this.

    For me it seems this is just a bit of a pipe dream. But maybe I'm not as bad as I think in that I never follow a "diet plan" or anything formulated by someone else when I do "diet" or am eating sensibly. I don't calorie count. I just do my own thing - which is a little bit intuitive!

    But I'm still caught in the trap of all or nothing. One cake or biscuit and i'm tipped over into bingeing. SO difficult to get through this.

    I can only hope that food sanity will come with age (and experience).

    Many thanks,
    Bearfriend xx

  6. Hi - I'm dedicated to intuitive eating (though I haven't managed to stop using a scale yet for regular weigh ins!) - It's a new concept for me after decades of UNintuitive feeding, and at times it's hard. However for me it's the only long-term, life-time, way that works. (I'm also a big fan of Beyond Chocolate!)

  7. Thanks for mentioning me, I actually wrote a post about intuitive eating and weight loss that isn't quite my usual spewage, maybe even worth reading. I don't know how to link it up here, but it is linked to below my blog list.