Intuitive eating is gaining in popularity among both nutritionists and the general public. This caring approach takes into account both physical and mental health.
The concept was created in 1995 by two American dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Intuitive eating is based on 10 principles:
What do the studies say?
Some studies have shown the health benefits of intuitive eating. This approach is associated with fewer eating disorders, a more positive body image and better emotional health. There is also a link between intuitive eating, lower body mass index and better psychological health.
Intuitive eating is an interesting approach that promotes healthy eating and contributes to physical and psychological health. Canada’s Food Guide encourages us to be aware of our eating habits, take time to enjoy food and learn how to recognize hunger and fullness—suggestions that align with certain principles of intuitive eating.