Intuitive Eating Online Community

Empowering you to create a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body.


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.

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 I are dedicated to maintaining a 100% free membership.

This is your community and we are very open to feedback.  Please feel free leave suggestions in the Forum: Feedback & Suggestions about features that you would like to see in your Intuitive Eating Community!


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)

1550 discussions

MEMBER: Postcards from IE Journey

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

1291 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.

364 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.

201 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.

12 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

18 discussions

FORUM: IE Related Media

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

188 discussions


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

10 discussions

FORUM: Feedback & Suggestions

Ideas, suggestions and any feedback for the FORUM here.

43 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Diet Mentality

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

229 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).

259 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.

618 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Fullness & Satisfaction

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

148 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Body Issues & Honoring

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

166 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Exercise & Gentle Nutrition

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

119 discussions


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

412 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 Soooo Uncomfortable!

Soooo Uncomfortable!

Posted by Laura on May 21, 2018

2 The crazy cycle has started again

The crazy cycle has started again

Posted by LouRae on May 19, 2018

3 permission to eat anything vs diet rebel

permission to eat anything vs diet rebel

Posted by Dana on May 19, 2018

4 set points

set points

Posted by Dana on May 22, 2018

5 how to handle this

how to handle this

Posted by Linda Newberg on May 23, 2018


Welcome New Members!

Please begin by reading the informative posts found at this link -


The members here look forward to welcoming you and reading what you have to say and share about Intuitive Eating.

Latest Activity

Patricia Hehir-Brewer is now a member of Intuitive Eating Online Community
5 minutes ago

IE Explore
Judith replied to Theodora Moody's discussion IE is for ME!
"Welcome Theo!"
3 hours ago

IE Certified
Eeza--Moderator and IE Counselor replied to Theodora Moody's discussion IE is for ME!
"Welcome, Theo!  This is a wonderful community and I'm so glad you shared your story with us.  You will get the most out of this forum by reading posts and posting often. I look forward to reading more of your posts! :)   Also, I…"
6 hours ago

IE Explore
Susan Jennifer Munday replied to Theodora Moody's discussion IE is for ME!
"Welcome Theodora. Yes, it's a huge first step ditching diets and diet mentality. If only I'd known then what I know now. Still, as we were discussing earlier, I probably wouldn't have listened."
7 hours ago
Theodora Moody posted a discussion

IE is for ME!

Hi all, I'm Theo and I recently joined the IE movement.  I'm currently reading the book and am working on embracing and living the principles.  A weight has been lifted by just telling myself that I'm no longer going to diet.  I've been a dieter since 11th grade and when I see photos of myself from back in the 90s, I wonder what the heck I was thinking.  I looked great!  I know many of you have said the same thing to yourselves.  I look forward to getting tips, tricks and support from you and…See More
7 hours ago

IE Awake
Angie replied to Angie's discussion Excellent article about binges
"Maddy, So true that we need different amounts of food on a day to day basis. Even within the same day I have felt different levels of hunger. It seems completely ridiculous now to think that most people are told to eat a certain amount every day.…"
7 hours ago

IE Explore
Susan Jennifer Munday commented on Jamie Hill's status
"Welcome Jamie. I am fairly new here too but I am sure you will find this a wonderful supportive place with lots of well-informed people. I have found my IE experience very positive so far and hope you will too."
8 hours ago
Jamie Hill posted a status
"Hello everyone! My name is Jamie and I am new to the forum. I am looking forward to hearing insight that will help me to overcome."
8 hours ago

IE Explore
LouRae replied to LouRae's discussion Help! Diet mentality weekend ahead
"Thank you all for all great tips! I think I am ready on the one hand, but on the other hand having just come through my husband's heart attack I think he will be sensitive and I will too because we don't have a new normal food plan for…"
8 hours ago

Finally IE
Bonnie replied to Kathy's discussion Hi! My name is Kathy
"Thank you for sharing your story, Kathy. Isn't it funny how we dive in to these health movements that end up being misery movements a lot of the time. I!'m glad for you that you threw up your arms at it. It's going to be a pleasure…"
8 hours ago

Finally IE
Bonnie replied to Linda Newberg's discussion how to handle this
"You do not! Fat pigs are prickly haired and full of mud. They feel like eating sludge. I don't think that's how you feel. :) You knew you weren't hungry. Victory! You ate the foods you like and that looked good to you. Victory! You…"
8 hours ago

Finally IE
Bonnie replied to LouRae's discussion Help! Diet mentality weekend ahead
"You'll probably just have to say no thank you to all the food pushing about a million times. Talkers are going to talk. It might be fun and interesting to listen and reflect on how much of that you used to believe, and then be so so so happy…"
9 hours ago

IE Explore
Judith is attending Evelyn-CoAuthor Intuitive Eating's event

June 2018 Principle 1 - Reject the Diet Mentality at Chat

June 12, 2018 from 5pm to 6pm
What: Our June Chat will focus on Intuitive Eating – Principle 1 - Reject the Diet Mentality on Tuesday, June 12th from 8 to 9 pm EST. In this principle we learn to identify what you are feeling in the moment, whether it is physical or emotional hunger, and find ways to meet emotional needs without food.To access the chat click here  There are three ways…See More
9 hours ago

IE Explore
Judith left a comment for Susan Jennifer Munday
"Hi Susan!  I love your posts!!  And yes, coffee is my soul-mate in the mornings. Even my husband knows to not get between me and the coffee-maker. :)"
10 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to LouRae's discussion Help! Diet mentality weekend ahead
"Excellent thoughts Angie. Focusing on joy of the event and being with those one loves is an ideal way to deflect diet talk. When I come across someone who just won't let diet talk go, my way of handling it is to say "I'm glad you have…"
11 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Linda Newberg's discussion how to handle this
"Linda, you can give yourself permission to say to your friends - "I ate a lot at a luncheon I went to today, so I really am enjoying my meal, but will take most of it home." And as far as feeling like 'a fat pig', that is diet…"
11 hours ago

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