Intuitive Eating

What is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive Eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body--where you ultimately become the expert of your own body.  You learn how to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, and gain a sense of body wisdom. Intuitive Eating is rooted in 10 basic principles that invite you to a world of satisfying eating and a sense of freedom that can be exhilarating!

Workshops 

We offer one 4-week Intuitive Eating workshop for students each semester. They are free for students and will provide education, activities, practice, and support. Registration is required--please click below to register:

Tuesdays, Feb 4 - Feb 25 from 7-8:30pm in the Iowa River Room (341), IMU

Individual consultations

We also offer free, one-on-one Intuitive Eating consultations. Students can also check out Intuitive Eating books for free. Call 319-335-8394 to make an appointment.

Introductory session

Not sure you want to go through the four-week workshop?

  • Have a health educator come to your floor, sorority, or organization for a 1-hour Intuitive Eating program. This 1-hour program will introduce you to Intuitive Eating and its 10 Principles. To request the 1-hour program, please fill out a program request form.

Intuitive Eating Principles

  • Reject the Diet Mentality.
  • Honor Your Hunger.
  • Make Peace with Food.
  • Challenge the Food Police.
  • Respect Your Fullness.
  • Discover the Satisfaction Factor.
  • Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food.
  • Respect Your Body.
  • Exercise--Feel the Difference.
  • Honor Your Health--Gentle Nutrition.

For more information, go to: http://www.intuitiveeating.org/