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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, and the New Year seems like the perfect time to do so!
I hope to update this regularly to help share these wonderful resources with you. Also, I have this Pinterest board with non-diet motivation. The messages you surround yourself with can make a big difference in your intuitive eating journey.
Intuitive Eating Workbook PDFS
If you’re someone who loves to read in a simplified way, with space to write things out, I have two workbook options for you.
One is for everyone and the second one is geared more towards runners and athletes, as it covers each of the 10 principles of intuitive eating in relation to training.
- Simplifying Intuitive Eating, Hunger and Fullness! A very in depth look into hunger and fullness, with writing and journaling prompts and nutrition tips I use in my counseling sessions. I recommend this to anyone looking to BEGIN their intuitive eating journey. It discusses how to identify hunger and fullness and what they mean in terms of your overall nourishment and nutrition needs.
- The Runner’s Guide to Intuitive Eating – A 100 page ebook that reviews the core facets of sports nutrition, each of the 10 principles of intuitive eating and recipes for pre and post workout.
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. This post also breaks down the 10 principles of intuitive eating.
These resources defy the standard that your weight is the most interesting thing about you.
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.
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.
I always recommend to start here with the intuitive eating hunger scale.
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.
Intuitive Eating Books
I will say first, if you prefer to listen to, rather than read, books, I definitely recommend an audiobook! Audible is great because if you have Amazon prime it can link, plus you get TWO free books when starting.
I love downloading them and listening while running, walking, driving, doing the dishes, etc. It’s much more time efficient for me.
Intuitive Eating Resources and Books
Intuitive Eating – The ORIGINAL <- You MUST start here. Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch are pioneers in our day and age.
Body Image Books
The Body Image Workbook <- Great for hands on activities
Eating Disorder Books
Sick Enough <– This is written by a non-diet physician, Jennifer Gaudiani. It is more medical and scientific, but really helps to understand what happens to the body with restriction.
- Nail Your Nutrition (incorporates intuitive eating and sports nutrition)
- Food Psych with Christy Harrison
- Body Kindness with Rebecca Scritchfield
- The Mindful Dietitian with Fiona Sutherland
- Dietitians Unplugged with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston
- Nutrition Matters with Paige Smathers
- The Body Love Podcast with Jessi Haggerty
- Love, Food with Julie Duffy Dillon
- Don’t Salt My Game with Laura Thomas
- RD Real Talk with Heather Caplan
- The Recovery Warrior Show
- Dietitian Seasonings and Therapist Reasonings
- Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast
- 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)
Intuitive Eating Blog Posts
- Common Questions about Intuitive Eating <– start here
- 7 Reasons Diets Don’t Work
- Tips to Reject the Diet Mentality
- How to Feel Your Fullness
- 5 Ways to Incorporate Intuitive Eating Into Your Day
- Gentle Nutrition in Intuitive Eating
- Intuitive Eating is not a Diet
- Intuitive Eating is Supposed to Be Messy
- How to Balance Intuitive Eating and Exercise
- What is Normal Eating?
- What is Food Flexibility
- What Your Food Cravings Mean
- Why “Clean Eating” is Dangerous
- Coping with Diet Talk
- Registered Dietitians for Body Confidence – www.rd4bc.com
- The Health at Every Size Community – www.haescommunity.org/
- The Association for Size Diversity and Health – www.sizediversityandhealth.org/
- Intuitive Eating Community – http://www.intuitiveeating.org/
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.