This fall, the MSU Employee Wellness Program debuted a brand-new online program called Finding Peace with Food: An Intuitive Eating Approach. The program was created by Jaime Gnau RDN, LD, a clinical instructor in the Biomedical Sciences department and MSU Care Clinic dietitian.
Chronic dieters experience increasing frustration with the dieter’s dilemma, a cycle of dieting, weight loss, and weight gain. Weight cycling can lead to a greater risk for health problems than staying at a consistent weight, even if you are overweight. In a weight-focused culture obsessed with dieting and thinness, it is hard to break the dieter’s dilemma cycle. Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based strategy that makes it possible.
Intuitive Eating principles guide you in developing body attunement by focusing on hunger and fullness cues, developing flexibility with eating, and releasing rigid food rules that keep you from tuning in to what your body truly needs. This program helps participants to become familiar with Intuitive Eating principles and tools to improve their relationship with food and improve self-care and body image.
The 10-week, online, module-based program uses the fundamental teachings of Intuitive Eating developed by dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. This evidence-based approach is backed by over 100 research studies and guides participants in relearning instincts buried by years of dieting; the goal is to regain trust and the connection to your body by increasing body attunement and removing barriers to attunement. This Intuitive Eating program has been developed to give you tools to improve your overall health through an approach that is not weight-focused, but health focused. Find out more here!