#8: Why would I raise an intuitive eater?

with Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S

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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.

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evelyn tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is an award-winning registered dietitian with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California specializing in eating disorders and intuitive eating. she is the author of nine books. in 1995 she co-pioneered the concept of intuitive eating in her book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works, which has become the go-to resource on making peace with food and cultivating a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. she is a sought-after speaker on nutrition and health, and also trains health professionals in how to help their clients through the process of intuitive eating. Today there are over 600 certified intuitive eating counselors in 17 countries, and over 80 studies showing the benefits of intuitive eating. Evelyn’s achievements and honors include receiving the American Dietetic Association’s Award for Excellence in Private Practice.

Connect with Evelyn on her website, twitter, and instagram, and check out her books.

Jordan Best