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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 is highly recommended as discussions do use and follow book terms and suggested practices.

It's a place to get PEER 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)

1959 discussions

MEMBER: Postcards from IE Journey

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

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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.

465 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.

254 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.

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FORUM: Guidelines, Navigation & Posting Tips

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

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FORUM: Announcements

Forum Events, forum changes & notices effecting forum & members

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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.

247 discussions


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

22 discussions

FORUM: Feedback & Suggestions

Ideas, suggestions and any feedback for the FORUM here.

50 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Diet Mentality/Diet Culture

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

371 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).

362 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.

745 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Fullness & Satisfaction

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

187 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Body Issues & Honoring

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

253 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Exercise & Gentle Nutrition

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

153 discussions


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

489 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 Enjoy a meal

Enjoy a meal

Posted by Maureen Toth on January 16, 2021

2 Intuitive Eating-Based Residential Programs?

Intuitive Eating-Based Residential Programs?

Posted by Mara G on January 16, 2021

3 My ICU story (anorexia and bulimia)

My ICU story (anorexia and bulimia)

Added by Carley on January 15, 2021

4 Overwhelmed and the food wars

Overwhelmed and the food wars

Posted by Maureen Toth on January 14, 2021

5 Back with a rant: therapy and IE

Back with a rant: therapy and IE

Posted by Maddie0 on January 12, 2021



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MEMBER: Introductions

Latest Activity

Aaron Relyea replied to Mara G's discussion Intuitive Eating-Based Residential Programs?
"I know of some eating disorder treatment centers that use IE and HAES but as has already been stated that is expensive and usually takes prior authorization if using insurance obviously."
1 hour ago
Aaron Relyea replied to Maureen Toth's discussion Enjoy a meal
"This is so cool thank you for sharing and I’m so grateful to be a member of this supportive community where we can share journal notes like this."
1 hour ago
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Erin replied to Maureen Toth's discussion Enjoy a meal
"That's awesome, Maureen! It's great that you're able to identify that something is missing and get that "satisfaction factor".  I also would have avoided hollandaise in the past...I had it again for the first time in…"
9 hours ago
Mara G replied to Mara G's discussion Intuitive Eating-Based Residential Programs?
"Thanks to both of you for your replies.  I am fortunate to have had a father who practiced IE without calling it by that name, and I do very much believe I have some of that in me as a result.  But I am someone who uses food to…"
10 hours ago

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Judith replied to Maureen Toth's discussion Enjoy a meal
"Perfect, Maureen! I often find that asking myself, “What would make this meal (or snack) better?”, often leads to a big increase in satisfaction!"

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Maureen Toth posted a discussion

Enjoy a meal

Hello everyone,    Last night I was not happy with the meal I had ready to eat in the fridge.   I thought about what was missing and the answer was the “tasty” factor.   I decided I wanted some kind of additional flavour so I made a hollandaise sauce.   It did the trick.   I enjoyed my meal immensely.   I was aware of the diet mentality that would have prevented me from doing this in the past - “ fat is bad”.     It felt so good to be able to reject this thought and enjoy my meal.  Take care!  …See More

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Judith commented on Carley's blog post My ICU story (anorexia and bulimia)
"What a terrifying and painful experience, Carley! Sending you huge virtual hugs and all kinds of wishes for a full recovery!"
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Carolyn replied to Mara G's discussion Intuitive Eating-Based Residential Programs?
"Mara, I'll echo what Katcha said: "You can do this!" Surprisingly, there are people out there that never dieted, or never dieted much and have lived their lives eating intuitively pretty much their whole lives. That said, learning how…"

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Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Mara G's discussion Intuitive Eating-Based Residential Programs?
"Interesting question Mara. It would surprise me to learn that there were NOT any such an option, though I imagine it would be quite expensive and odds are, not paid for by insurance. That said, what occurs to me is that seeking a 'structured…"

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Carolyn replied to Nina Marinello's discussion Breakfast Joy!
"Thanks Nina, when we share and post here, so many benefit. We have many members who read and as we share our stories, it helps all of us :)"

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Carolyn commented on Carley's blog post My ICU story (anorexia and bulimia)
"Carley, You have been through so much and it's so brave of you to share your story here. Wishing you healing and peace."
Mara G updated their profile
Mara G posted a discussion

Intuitive Eating-Based Residential Programs?

Hi, All -I'm new to this forum and hope it's okay to be posting this question.  I think I would benefit tremendously from taking part in a program that would allow me to live/work the principles of IE in a structured setting, with groups, therapists, etc.  Does such a thing exist, that's truly IE-based, not ED/meal plan focused?  Thanks much.See More

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Carley replied to Nina Marinello's discussion Breakfast Joy!
"That's a huge success, pancakes are divine. "

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