On May 1, 2020 we hosted an informative Grand Rounds on using intuitive eating principles in psychotherapy. Intuitive Eating is a concept that was originally coined over 20 years ago by two American Dietitians Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, and has since been well researched and adopted by public health, universities and colleges, government, and is often used as a component of eating disorder treatment.
Intuitive Eating is a dynamic mind-body integration of thought and emotion with a focus on rebuilding clients’ relationships with food, mind and body. Research on Intuitive Eating has shown associations with increased wellbeing, improved biomarkers, increased self-esteem, improved body image, and a decrease in disordered eating behaviours. In this talk, Christine McPhail MSc RD and Josée Sovinsky RD will review the 10 guiding principles in more detail, outline the role and scope of practice for Dietitians as well as Therapists, when applying Intuitive Eating principles into practice, and review the implementation of principles in a case study example.