intuitive eating

intuitive eating

Check out this video: My Experience with Intuitive Eating

Insight into the adjustments I’ve made with my relationship with food thanks to the Intuitive Eating program. As always – I am a work in progress :)

Erica House has her Masters in Psychology and has been teaching at the University level since 2007. She is certified as a Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and recently became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. After maintaining her own 50 pound weight loss she is passionate about helping others on their journey to lifelong happiness and wellness.

12 Responses to “intuitive eating”

  1. joone08 says:

    Interesting book. I use 80/20 and have found that a broader food experience has helped me make a healthy choice when I get a craving. In the past my cravings would point towards what was within my experience of choices at that time, usually a hamburger or fries or something sweet.

    I started trying ethnic foods and started cooking for myself trying different recipes. This made food fun, when I got a craving I would try to find a healthy “substitute” and would turning it into a new experience

  2. Erica D. House says:

    Wonderful advice! I have also found that over the past year food, and cooking, has become much more ‘fun’ for me and I get excited over trying new dishes. I’m also very interested in exploring ethnic cuisines now and think you are correct: looking at food in this new perspective has made overindulging on crappy junk food much less appealing!

  3. xlifeatitsbest says:

    Hi Erica! I just found your channel. I struggle with disordered eating but I don’t have a full-blown eating disorder. I read Intuitive Eating about a year ago, and I loved it, but of course the diet mentality is so strong that I never overcame it. I plan to re-read the book and try to put my whole heart into it to find peace with food. I’m also a Psyc major & I really look up to you a lot as a person =] You’re such a role model to me! xoxo -Christine (:

  4. Erica D. House says:

    I wen through a period of a few years when I was overweight/first starting to lose weight and I had a very unhealthy relationship with food (Although, like you, no ‘actual’ eating disorder.) After reading IE a year ago I’ve finally been able to move past the diet mentality, although I still have to go back and read it every now and again to refresh myself! I also just got rid of my scale this weekend and already feel 100x’s better. Thank you so much for leaving such a nice comment :)

  5. Holly Makes Up says:

    IE has saved my sanity and my life. I am so, so thankful for discovering the book and a counselor that I worked with for a year. I am proud to say that I have taken power back from certain foods and it feels great! :)

  6. Emily says:

    Eat as many vegetables as you can stand. Don’t drink calories. Don’t eat sugar or fast food.

  7. Emily says:

    Sorry hit enter. Thanks or the video. :)

  8. sclements75 says:

    So far I’ve read “Overcoming Overeating” (Which seemed great, but now I’m not so sure), “Beyond Chocolate” (which seemed like a plagiarism of ‘Overcoming Overeating’) and then I just finished “Eating Less” by Gillian Riley (which seemed like a completely unrealistic and sadistic “non diet” diet)  I haven’t read “Intuitive Eating”. Have you read those others and if so, what makes “Intuitive Eating” different?

  9. Erica D. House says:

    Unfortunately this is the only book out of those that I’ve read so I can’t offer any comparisons!

  10. sweetrus2011 says:

    the problem I have with intuitive eating is that the person that ever was on diet,counted calories, etc affects tremendously metabolism and hunger, it’s like you can barel understand what’s going on and what and when your body needs. For example I tried IE but found out I may lose hunger for days, I may eat very little for a few days and not be hungry, but on a third day I feel like I can barely move and then I will have day when I am extremely hungry. I don’t know how I may trust myself anymore

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  12. Jack Valentino says:

    Intuitive eating made me feel free, I used to be a diet junkie, I used to diet all the time, but the result was deprivation from foods I love, boredom, instant guilt everytime I gave in to my comfort food, and weight gain, but now that I do intuitive eating, I knew that no foods were off limits, and this has resulted in control over food, eating less, much less hunger than when I was dieting, knowing that I can eat what I want, and of course weight loss, intuitive eating changed my life!!

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