#8: Why would I raise an intuitive eater?
In this episode we discuss:
the definition of intuitive eating
what intuitive eating looks like in parenting - helping children develop mastery and autonomy around eating, fullness, hunger, and what’s satisfying
the unintended consequences of well-meaning parents controlling and monitoring their children’s food intake
opportunities for parents to do their own healing around body image and food
how to apply the principles of intuitive eating at the dinner table with kids
consequences of using food as rewards and bribes
how to build trust with kids whose eating style is your “worst nightmare”
eating out of opportunity vs out of desire
how to course correct if you haven’t started practicing intuitive eating with your kids
how to approach kids who are very food-driven
benefits of intuitive eating for the whole child’s development, beyond their relationship with their body and food
In part one of a two episode series, award-winning dietitian and author Evelyn Tribole helps us understand her ground-breaking concept of intuitive eating, why intuitive eating is essential for body-positive parenting, and how parents can get started helping kids of all ages eat intuitively.
Our next episode (#9) will also feature Evelyn speaking with us about the intuitive eating approach to managing “junk” food.