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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.

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)

1457 discussions

MEMBER: Postcards from IE Journey

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

1187 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.

326 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.

185 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 Related Media

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

175 discussions


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

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FORUM: Feedback & Suggestions

Ideas, suggestions and any feedback for the FORUM here.

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PRINCIPLES: Diet Mentality

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

173 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).

219 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.

565 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Fullness & Satisfaction

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

129 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Body Issues & Honoring

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

136 discussions

PRINCIPLES: Exercise & Gentle Nutrition

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

106 discussions


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

383 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.

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Welcome New Members!

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

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Elena replied to Liz's discussion Fear of Principle 5 - Respect your fullness
"At first I was also scared at this. I felt like if stopping eating meant that I couldn't eat again and not eating past my fullness signals meant restricting in a way of not being allowed to eat more/something else. For me, the most important…"
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Ericka updated their profile
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Katcha - IEing since March 2007 replied to Katcha - IEing since March 2007's discussion The body’s response to adequate fuel in anorexia
"Angie, while I have not been anorexic (well maybe 'touched' it in my late teens), I have come to think of it being only the other side of the 'eating coin'. Using food to over or under eat effects a body physically. Having an…"
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Angie replied to Katcha - IEing since March 2007's discussion The body’s response to adequate fuel in anorexia
"Katcha, Thanks for making a post of this article. I wasn't sure if it was going to far to share it with the forum as it's more about anorexia but I still felt so connected to the points in it. I found that the science of what was…"
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IE Certified
Katcha - IEing since March 2007's 3 discussions were featured
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Lizzy Mac's discussion was featured

crazy pre-IE experiences

I look back at life before IE when I would binge like crazy, (ALWAYS after "failing" another diet.) I think its funny now when I look back. I remember all the crazy  stuff I used to do to hide my overeating. Like pretending to read a list at the drive thru so the fast food worker wouldn't think all that food was for me, or having the baker write happy birthday on a cake so she wouldn't know I was planning on eating the whole cake. Haha, I think its funny now because I know dieting caused that…See More
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IE Awake
Jules's discussion was featured

really upset by a diagnosis

I know it's not a death sentence, but I have issues with my adrenals and thyroid. It appears I'm hypothyroid with adrenal fatigue. I think I'm frustrated by the doctors who blew me off years ago as just "looking for an excuse" when all they thought I needed was to "eat less and move more". Um, that is the worst advice you can give someone with an eating disorder. I've been trying to "fix myself" for years with the "eat less/move more" method. Then, one doctor put me on antidepressants instead…See More
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Amy Taddei's discussion was featured


I am so very grateful for IE! I have just recently (yesterday) have been diagnosed with GERD. The doctor said I have had something called "silent GERD" for a very long time caused by bulimia/binge eating disorder. I didn't have many symptoms, except what I thought was excessive hunger from my medications, (was actually my stomach doing flip flops from excessive acid) until about 3 weeks ago when I started getting acid indigestion severely. I felt like dying because my stomach and esophagus were…See More
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Jamie's discussion was featured

I don't have the confidence and I am scared/binging at the same time every day!

so for a few days I have been trying to IE. I do so well at the beginning of the day and then I binge at the same times I do every day. So no matter if I am on a diet or not, I notice I want to just eat and eat during 2 times during the day. Right after lunch time after my son goes down for a nap  and at bedtime when my son goes to sleep!  I get so full and so sick when I do it. I don't feel confident I can do this. I feel really scared that I won't and I will always binge. I don't know how to…See More
11 hours ago
Liz's discussion was featured

Fear of Principle 5 - Respect your fullness

For some reason, I've realized that I am afraid of Principle 5. And I know I shouldn't be. Reasonably, I know that I can eat again.I am having a hard time nailing down my hunger signals, too. I think that might have something to do with it.But please tell me how Principle 5 works for you. I think I have this weird idea that if I respect my fullness, I won't get to eat anymore (writing that sounds silly).Please help! :-)See More
11 hours ago
Carly's discussion was featured

Eating to a fullness level of 8

So how long did it take people to consistently eat to a fullness level of 6 or 7? I haven't been stuffing myself lately, but I generally haven't been able to put the fork down until I'm at an 8. If you're someone who used to stuff yourself when not in a diet, how long did it take you to be able to put that form down at 6 or 7?
11 hours ago
Tanya Johnson's discussion was featured

Principle 8 Respecting Your Body: How?

In my opinion the most difficult part of IE is Principle 8 Respect Your Body.  This is the main reason why I have gotten angry with IE and why I have left the forum and went back to portion control & under eating (dieting).  I didn't want to let go the thin fantasy.  For the last 10 yrs I have been practicing IE on and off.   The few times in my life where I was able to accept my body I was more productive, creative and happy.  Since realizing this is the hardest part for me, I have decided…See More
11 hours ago
Mazzy's discussion was featured

Perspectives on Exercise?

Exercise for me has always been about burning calories.  Last year on part of my IE journey, I started to walk daily for my mental health, which was great because that was the only way it would motivate me to do it.  However, below the surface, exercise (including walking for mental health) was always about keeping my weight down as the ultimate goal.  If I "feel fat" - I walk, or ride the elliptical, or whatever. This "I feel fat" issue I have - is exercising a cover-up?  Like, burning the…See More
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