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7 Books to Read to Kickstart Your Intuitive Eating & Body Acceptance Journey in the New Year


Books to Read to Kickstart Your Intuitive Eating & Body Acceptance Journey

As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and founder of Katie Valley Wellness, a virtual Nutrition Counseling practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it is common to recommend some great resources, such as books, to support the work I do with my clients. With the New Year and Diet Resolutions around the corner, I wanted to provide a list of 7 Books to Read to Kickstart Your Intuitive Eating & Body Acceptance Journey for those looking to try something different.


Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

This is the original Intuitive Eating book and the first one I ever read when I started on my own journey to end yo-yo dieting and binge eating. I would never have imagined that years later, I would have gotten trained and certified by THE Evelyn Tribole. This book has been a favorite of my clients, and the most common reaction I get is, "it's like they were talking about ME in this book...." No matter your struggle with food, they address it in this book. It also outlines the ten principles of Intuitive Eating, so you get the whole picture of why this is such an effective approach.



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Intuitive Eating for Every Day: 365 Daily Practices & Inspirations to Rediscover the Pleasures of Eating by Evelyn Tribole

This book is pretty new, and while the original Intuitive Eating book gives you the "WHY", this book gives you the "HOW" with daily practices, activities, and mantras. I highly recommend this book for anyone on their own journey, whether just starting out or if you have been at it for a while.



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Gentle Nutrition: A Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Eating by Rachel Hartley

This book takes Principle 10 of Intuitive Eating- Honor your Health with Gentle Nutrition, and expands on it. The first few chapters give a nice overview of the Intuitive Eating Principles but really hone in on the health and nutrition aspect of it. There is often a misconception that Intuitive Eating is anti-health and just about eating whatever you want, whenever you want. That is not the truth at all. I love recommending this book to my clients towards the end of our