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Our Intuitive Eating Community (based on the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch) is a safe and nurturing place -- free from "diet talk", "fat talk", and body bashing. Reading the book isn't required but discussions do use and follow book terms and suggested practices.

It's a place to get inspiration & support for your Intuitive Eating journey.

It's free to join, but you will need to sign-up.  Elyse and Evelyn are dedicated to maintaining a 100% free membership.


MEMBER: Introductions

Introduce yourself to the Community - your history tidbits, what brought you to the forum, general information about you. (NO QUESTIONS asked in Intro - those to go in correct Category)

1747 discussions

MEMBER: Postcards from IE Journey

Share ALL your experiences - baby steps, challenges, whines, rants & IE issues you ponder too.

1459 discussions

MEMBER: Inspiration & Success Stories

Congratulate yourself and inspire others! Positive steps you have done and what made these happen for you. Please feel free to elaborate on any or all of the above questions.

422 discussions

MEMBER: Special/Medical Needs + IE & Children

This is the place to post about food intolerance/allergies, and medical conditions, as it relates to Intuitive Eating.

231 discussions

MEMBER: Men & Intuitive Eating

Welcome to our brothers! Let us know what is important for you. The moderator for this section David Orozco, MS, RD who is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

18 discussions

FORUM: Guidelines, Navigation & Posting Tips

Forum guidelines, Suggested participation and Helpful forum hints,& Notes,

9 discussions

FORUM: Announcements

Forum Events, forum changes & notices effecting forum & members

19 discussions

FORUM: IE Workbook & Related Media

Share and discuss the IE workbook and IE related articles, Video/Audio links and reviews of books other than Intuitive Eating by Tribole and Resch.

221 discussions


Post silly diet cartoon, perhaps an eating joke, OR funny story related to IEing. Everyone benefits from a great GRIN :-)

16 discussions

FORUM: Feedback & Suggestions

Ideas, suggestions and any feedback for the FORUM here.

48 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Diet Mentality

Discussions on thoughts about dieting, what diet mentality is and how it effects you.

326 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Hunger - Body/Non Body (Emotions)

Discussions on reacquainting and reconnecting with biological hunger AND identifying and dealing with non-biological 'hungers' (wants & needs).

327 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Permission to Eat, Making Peace with Food

Discussions on foods thoughts and issues, Food Police intrusions, rigid rules and permission to fuel and nourish your body.

686 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Fullness & Satisfaction

Discussions on reacquainting and reconnecting with body sensations and reactions to eating - foods and body feedback.

174 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Body Issues & Honoring

Discussions about YOUR body, how you view it, what it IS and how to honor it.

224 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Exercise & Gentle Nutrition

Discussions on embracing these factors for body contentment as well as releasing these from negative effects against your body.

140 discussions


Diet oriented and social issues such as - WEIGHT, scale, FAT/thin pressure, eat timing etc.

453 discussions

CHAT with Certified Intuitive Eating PRO

Each month we have a live chat discussion with a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Each chat is centered around one of the principles of Intuitive Eating. This is the place to ask your questions for upcoming chats.

6 discussions

Top Content 

1 My name is Karen and I have no off switch.

My name is Karen and I have no off switch.

Posted by Karen on September 15, 2019

2 Body Sensations

Body Sensations

Posted by LEAH on September 14, 2019

3 Introduction:  Hello All!

Introduction: Hello All!

Posted by Kim Holland on September 8, 2019

4 An update - one year later

An update - one year later

Posted by Amelia on September 14, 2019

5 Happy (Almost!) Anniversary to Me!

Happy (Almost!) Anniversary to Me!

Posted by Kristen R on May 16, 2019



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Forum 'tour'

The members here look forward to welcoming you and reading what you have to say and share about Intuitive Eating. You can begin here with posting in -

MEMBER: Introductions

Latest Activity

IE Awake
Melissa Jenks replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"When I was gaining weight, when I was first releasing food restrictions, it definitely felt like a significant amount of weight!  I believe I gained 13 pounds.  I just want you to know that the weight gain is likely to be real, and…"
1 hour ago

IE Awake
Melissa Jenks posted a discussion

Intuitive Sleeping?

Hi guys, I sort of pop back in every so often--IE since 2015, and now trying to raise my two-year-old IE (easier said than done!).  Read this article the other day and it just resonated with me so much, the idea that our bodies KNOW how to do these things.  We're the ones that forget! quote is so good:  "Sleep, she says, is natural and normal and…See More
2 hours ago
Migle Dautartaite updated their profile
5 hours ago
Beth Ritter replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"Hello ! I'm new to this group - can you share the podcast information by one of the authors ? That should be really helpful ! I can relate 100 percent to everything Karen is saying "
5 hours ago
Profile IconKatrina Fortman, Migle Dautartaite, Becky Mills and 19 more joined Intuitive Eating Online Community
8 hours ago
Liz updated their profile
11 hours ago
Nancy Dorian replied to LEAH's discussion Body Sensations
"Hi Leah! I totally get that eating chocolate is WAY easier than having sex. For one thing, it doesn't involve another person. I feel like I'm also guilty of this and maybe that's why I go back for more chocolate! Closeness and…"
17 hours ago
Julie Jeatran replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"I am new to this group myself and I just finished listening to a great podcast by one of the authors of intuitive eating. She talked about fear and how it’s very understandable and Something we can be compassionate towards and to be expected…"
20 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 posted a status
"Recently heard from a long time lurker here. So wonderful to know that what is posted is appreciated and valuable to those who only read."

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"Karen, yes - 'weight' is very common concern and one that most of us aren't ready to 'put on back burner' at first. I've come to think of the question of weight in this way - its like a sigh - one needs to take in extra…"

Finally IE
Carolyn replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"Karen, Everyone's journey is different. What I personally think is that everyone's body will gain or loose or stay the same based on what the body needs to do. Restriction leads to the body going into famine mode. It will hold onto…"
Karen replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"Thank you all for your kind replies! Question:  Did any of you gain a significant amount of weight while in the “Reject the diet mentality/put weight loss on the back burner” phase? Believe me, I am ready to leave the diet…"
LEAH replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"Welcome Karen!  You have found the right place to be.  This community is so supportive and we are all in a similar place as you!    I am very new here myself and only this week have begun to practice very slowly a few of the…"
LEAH replied to Kristen R's discussion Happy (Almost!) Anniversary to Me!
"Thank you for sharing your inspiring story!   I really needed to read this now, having danced around and read about IE.  Like you, I am just starting very slowly with a few of the principles and already know I am on the right road to…"

IE Explore
Charity replied to LEAH's discussion Body Sensations
"Wow. I love that idea of substitution! Excellent insight Katcha. And I have used and will use food as a soother but I know that a hug feels so much better than absentmindedly eating food that I don't really enjoy and that I will feel yucky…"

Finally IE
Carolyn replied to Karen's discussion My name is Karen and I have no off switch.
"Karen, You are among good company here. Lots of great support to be found on this forum! "So what’s the answer for someone like me, someone who loves food and has no “off switch”, no concept of when she’s satisfied and…"

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