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)

1369 discussions

MEMBER: Postcards from IE Journey

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

1144 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.

302 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.

174 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.

9 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

12 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.

159 discussions


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

5 discussions

FORUM: Feedback & Suggestions

Ideas, suggestions and any feedback for the FORUM here.

46 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Diet Mentality

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

143 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).

192 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.

537 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Fullness & Satisfaction

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

116 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Body Issues & Honoring

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

113 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Exercise & Gentle Nutrition

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

89 discussions


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

363 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 "Shame Thrives on Secrecy"

"Shame Thrives on Secrecy"

Posted by GrandmaK on February 20, 2017

2 How do I do self care? Not "getting" gentle exercise/nutrition

How do I do self care? Not "getting" gentle exercise/nutrition

Posted by Casey Wright on February 17, 2017

3 My third attempt

My third attempt

Posted by Anna on February 17, 2017

4 Relearning Intuitive Eating...

Relearning Intuitive Eating...

Posted by Casey Wright on February 17, 2017

5 Is it wrong not to feel rebellious?

Is it wrong not to feel rebellious?

Posted by Anna on February 18, 2017


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

IE Awake
Tess Knudsen replied to Sylvia's discussion Proteins: Oughts vs Wants
"I really like what Katcha said about 'how your body receives food'  & 'body integrity'.  There are umpteen books & protocols out there, many of which I've tried to adhere to.  Sometimes short-term…"
7 hours ago
Lauren Stewart updated their profile
9 hours ago
Profile IconSkercat , Lucy, Jane Smith and 2 more joined Intuitive Eating Online Community
11 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Katcha - IEing since March 2007's discussion Forum Moderator(s)
"I want to let everyone know that Eeza is now a moderator for this forum. She has been a long term member of this forum and is also currently in the IE Certification process. Its  wonderful to have another moderator to keep this forum supportive…"
13 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Katcha - IEing since March 2007's discussion Forum Moderator(s)
"Katcha volunteered in the beginning of 2012 to assist Evelyn with the basic forum duties since Evelyn is very busy with additional IE related business."
13 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 posted a discussion

Forum Moderator(s)

Evelyn Tribole is the 'master' moderator of this forum. She set up the original forum and initially did all the moderating duties - mainly approving new members who apply to join here as well as overseeing posting to assure no spamming happens and discussions get categorized for best/easiest retrieval. She is also in charge of maintaining the forum within the (Ning) platform that operates this web site.Members who would like to know who the forum moderator(s) is can refer to this discussion to…See More
13 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Sylvia's discussion Proteins: Oughts vs Wants
"PS, I have found that when I 'label' (type/category) foods, I am usually in a more judgment type mode than body honoring one. What has helped me more is to recognize how my body receives a food. When it comes to hunger appeasement and what…"
14 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Patricia's discussion Where has my hunger gone?
"Patricia I couldn't 'feel' my hunger much when I started my IE journey. What it was in my case was due to my long practice of ignoring hunger during my busy day time. Perhaps your recent illness has dampened your hunger sensations -…"
14 hours ago

IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Sylvia's discussion Proteins: Oughts vs Wants
"If I had two different goals, I would ask myself which is the most important one for me and make that my focus. IE is a 'goal' if one is interested in 'self' (body) integrity. I am not sure what a 'gym' goal represents…"
15 hours ago

IE Explore
Patricia posted a discussion

Where has my hunger gone?

I just recovering from being very sick with a GI bug and the flu (somehow our household got hit with 2 viruses back to back/at the same time).  Tomorrow will be the 2 week mark actually.  It started out with GI symptoms and I understandably had no appetite...then as it progressed to the flu from there, hunger stayed away.  I had to make myself eat whenever I had the energy, in order to keep up some strength.  So even though I certainly wasn't overeating, I definitely went into mindless eating…See More
17 hours ago
Jenny replied to Crystal Graves's discussion I think I'm turning into a radical feminist- thanks, Intuitive Eating!
"Preach it, sister"
19 hours ago
Jenny replied to Casey Wright's discussion Struggling...
"Hi Casey. Is it really emotional eating or are you focussing on foods that you have formerly restricted? It can feel like you are relying on a particular food when really you are struggling with eating something that you think you shouldn't be…"
20 hours ago
Carolyn replied to Sylvia's discussion Proteins: Oughts vs Wants
"Hi Sylvia, Your post brings up very important thoughts that are somewhat contradictory. I think that this goes all the way to principles 9 & 10: exercising to feel good & honoring your health with gentle nutrition. I'm wondering how…"
21 hours ago
Sylvia posted a discussion

Proteins: Oughts vs Wants

I'm having a really tough time reconciling two goals, the first being to eat intuitively, and the second to consume enough protein to optimize strength gains in the gym. I naturally don't like protein rich foods, and spent several decades of my life consuming inadequate amounts for optimal growth and recovery. I also don't find fat filling, and could consume a lot of carbs if I didn't care about fitting into my clothes or performing at the gym. How can I reconcile these two goals? Or, more…See More
23 hours ago
Kimberly H updated their profile

IE Awake
Eeza replied to Eve Cerda's discussion WOW I'm in shock in a good way. I'm eating less than I've ever eaten.
"That's amazing progress, Eve!  I also have found that I am more intuitive if I don't have numbers to guide me.  This was true for my food portions, but even more so for the scale.  Even though I said the scale didn't…"

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