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IE. was groundbreaking when it first came on to the scene over 20 years ago, largely because it counteracts the damaging effects of restrictive diets, which have clearly caused a lot of failure, harm, and pain and suffering for millions of people over the past 60 years.
This evidence-backed approach to health focuses on nourishing and respecting one’s body. It encourages the practice of tuning into physical cues instead of external messages, such as diet culture or food rules. Let’s dive into what IE. is, and how it is still relevant today.
Intuitive Eating is not a one-size-fits-all approach to health. Instead, it’s a mindful practice that encourages us to listen to our bodies and make decisions based on individual needs rather than external standards (aka not from a restrictive diet). It can help individuals form healthier relationships with food, their bodies, and themselves. If you are looking to make a positive change in your life, IE. is a great place to start.
The main guiding principles of IE. emphasize listening to one’s body, trusting that you can provide yourself with the food your body needs, and cultivating unconditional permission to eat. Here’s a rundown of the ten principles of IE.