What is Intuitive Eating?

When you eat intuitively, you are returning to the natural way you are supposed to eat. Have you ever seen a person who seems to eat whatever they want and maintain a stable weight? Then you have witnessed intuitive eating in action.

You see, the key to healthy eating is not about what you eat. It is about all of the more important questions of:
  • When?
  • Where?
  • How?
  • Why?

If you have had enough of the restrictive roller coaster, then you are ready for intuitive eating. Diets fail 98% of the time.

About the Intuitive Eating Videos

The videos are a combination of teaching points about Intuitive Eating - dieting, weight loss, anorexia and bulimia - and coaching sessions with Jordan. Jennifer is teaching Jordan how to use Intuitive Eating in his life, and he is a slow learner.

Check out the "Tips" below to get an idea of what it's all about.

Tips

Intuitive Eating at ED Conferences

  Jennifer talks about how dietitians use Intuitive Eating at conferences...

You Can Trust Your Body

  Thinking your body is different because for some reason it gains weight...

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About Jennifer

Jennifer is passionate about getting a proper perspective on food and diet.  Her knowledge of the different aspects of eating, whether it is eating disorders, intuitive eating, or just plain weird-eating is amazing.  She goes beyond what to eat and how to eat it and more to the psychology of what keeps us not being "natural" with our food.  She also teaches how to get there.  She has a saucy attitude, is firm in her convictions and gets fired-up when she talks about the doublespeak of "healthy eating" - and what she says that really means.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Jennifer is well qualified to coach on the finer points of what eating involves.  She graduated in 2000, with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences. This degree coupled with 1000 hours of internship enabled her to sit for the RD exam. In 2004, she decided it was important to have a fitness certification as well. She attained her Masters in Professional Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern with the supervision of Holly Webb, LPC-Supervisor..

Jennifer has worked with clients across the spectrum of weight and wellness: from those with anorexia/eating disorders to chronic dieters to those having gastric bypass surgery. It is her goal to help people remember the natural relationship with food with which we were all born..

More information on wellness and eating disorders can be found at Healthy Life Balance.

About Jordan

Jordan has been focused on his overweight and eating-problem since an early teen. His super accomplishment was losing 40 lbs between his junior and senior years in high school and has managed to keep most of it off since then. Since those days, he has been very aware of his eating issues and attempts to keep the weight off have been good but not great. There have been many diets and eating programs but nothing has worked for long and even though he has been intensely concentrating on the problem, he hasn't solved it. In other words, he still has discomfort around food, eating, body image and there is a constant feeling of being "out-of-control" with food.

As a Licensed Professinal Counselor, Jordan specializes in working with people who have self-destructive urges, impulses and cravings such as anger, holding onto resentments, "non-hunger" emotional eating, overweight, lying, affairs, (affair-by-partner), and similar issues. The main focus is on helping the underlying neural circuits of this behavior get resolved. One benefit of this counseling is learning to stay present in difficult situations as you go deeper making meaningful change.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • The differences between “Intuitive Eating” and everything else (diets, etc)
  • Learning to trust your body when it comes to food and eating
  • The importance of your life history when it comes to establishing eating patterns
  • The “Set Point”
  • What it means when kids keep asking for food
  • The importance of adding fat to your diet
  • The “Hunger/Fullness” Chart
  • The components of our relationship with food
  • How emotion influences our eating