I don’t know why I haven’t created an Intuitive Eating Resources page or post yet. It comes up in nearly all of my client sessions. I have this Pinterest board with non-diet motivation, if you’re interested.
So today, I thought it would be helpful to share these multiple intuitive eating resources on one page – quotes, books, blogs, social media accounts and the like to create your non-diet bubble. thinness = health. These resources defy the standard that , and that your weight is the most interesting thing about you. Newsflash: it’s not and never should be.
Busting the “What Health Is” Myths
Did you know that our socioeconomic status is more indicative of our health? In other words, our access to healthy food. The people we live with and have in our close-knit community. Whether we even have a community or not. Our access to safe places to exercise and grocery shop. Education. Income levels. All of these affect our health in huge ways, yet diet culture minimizes these things. Many of these things are out of our control. Ironically, diet culture makes you think that your weight and your health are within your control. And that it’s only a matter of willpower.
Health is so SO much more complex than that. We are so much more complex than that. More complex and interesting than a number on the scale, or a pant size. Another thing we have no control over? Our genetics. Furthermore, the more we stress about our health, the worse off we are. Stress hormones can have a devastating impact on the risk of chronic disease.
Think of this as not only a great starting point for those interested in intuitive eating, but also a great check-in point if you’ve already started your journey.
There are always new viewpoints to consider, and new books to expand our knowledge. If we’re close minded, how can we continue to grow? So rightfully, I will do my best to update this list of intuitive eating resources as needed.
So, here you go.
A Comprehensive List of Intuitive Eating Resources
All of these are non-diet and intuitive eating resources. Some are even geared towards Health at Every Size and Body Image. In my opinion, many of these topics and resources interconnect on many levels. But, that being said, it’s important to have knowledge and understanding of them separately too.
Most of these are quotes that I have shared on Instagram or this blog at one point or another, as well as some from other accounts I love. Consider saving these somewhere and create a folder or intuitive eating resources journal or pinterest board. Create something that you can refer to and look back on when you need it, when you’re feeling vulnerable or confused. Intuitive eating is hard, which is why it’s important to form this bubble to block out diet culture.
I will say first, if you prefer to listen to, rather than read, books, I definitely recommend an audiobook! I love downloading them and listening while running, walking, driving, doing the dishes, etc. It’s much more time efficient for me. You can use this link for 50% off your first audiobook.
Intuitive Eating Resources and Books
Body Image Books
The Body Image Workbook <- Great for hands on activities
Eating Disorder Books
Sick Enough <– This is a new hot book written by a non-diet physician, Jennifer Gaudiani. I haven’t read it yet but I’ve heard great reviews.
Real Health Radio <- great for science information
The Anti Diet Project by Kelsey Miller – She no longer writes this column (formerly on Refinery 29) but you can read all of the old posts. I recommend reading them over and over!
Imma Eat That – Obsessed with everything Kylie writes, and the name of her blog sings to me. Some of my favorites of hers are For the Intuitive Eating Haters and The I Love My Body Message (and Why I Hate it)
The Real Life RD – Robyn is amazing and I can say we’re friends in real life! So many great posts. Some of my favorites are: Intuitive Eating and HAES are not Anti-Health and Reframing Unhealthy Thoughts in Healthy Ones.
Common Questions about Intuitive Eating <– start here
Registered Dietitians for Body Confidence – www.rd4bc.com
The Association for Size Diversity and Health – www.sizediversityandhealth.org/
Why Dieting Doesn’t Work (Ted Talk)
Poodle Science <– Great for body image, and HAES
Intuitive Eating is an ongoing practice. It’s not just a “one and done” or get there and it’s over type thing. Because we are fluid humans, we are always needing to check in and reassess how we feel in different situations. That’s a good thing! Imagine how boring it would be if we wanted the same food every single day. Or if we had the same amount of hunger and fullness every day.
Change can be a good thing. And I hope these intuitive eating resources help you understand that, as well as what is intuitive eating.
I know this list of resources is not exhaustive in any way, and I’ll do my best to refer back to it and update it as needed.
Please note that some of these links may be affiliate links, which does not affect the price you pay in any way.