Intuitive Eating is not a quick fix like most diets; we sometimes describe it as like therapy, but for food. Consider how long you’ve spent on the dieting merry-go-round, jumping on and off the bandwagon – it could be a lifetime’s worth of stuff we’re working through, so it helps to think you’ll be in it for the long-game. That said, there are things that help facilitate the process; we’ve noticed that people in therapy, or who have had a course of CBT or similar might take to Intuitive Eating sooner.
Yes! Our clinicians have degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics, so we can help you navigate medical conditions or special dietary needs such as; coeliac disease, IBS/gut health, PCOS, and high cholesterol. We take a Gentle Nutrition approach to our work, meaning we don’t reinforce rigid food rules, but think how we can add in, rather than take away from your diet (where possible). We take an evidence-based approach, meaning that we are up to date with the latest scientific evidence and incorporate the latest emerging approaches into our clinical practice.
Intuitive Eating isn’t a diet; in fact, we encourage you to let go of dieting and weight loss as an outcome. Instead we can help you find the weight that is healthiest for you and your body. It might not be the ideal you had in mind, but by going through the IE process, we hope to help you embrace your body’s natural shape and size, move away from the restrict/binge cycle and feel less bonkers around food so you can focus on things that are most important to you!
We recommend checking out Laura's books which you can find in our shop (linked on our website); Laura’s podcast Don’t Salt My Game is also an excellent resource – check it out on your podcast app.
The course is designed to be taken at your own speed. After launch, each week a new concept will be released via video content. We encourage people to slow down and take their time and really let the concepts sink in; if you try and rush, you’re more likely to hit road bumps. We fully expect you to go back to some of these concepts two, three or four times!
Intuitive eating is a relatively new field of inquiry in scientific research, however, we have some good evidence to suggest that Intuitive Eating can help improve body image, reduce food anxiety, and improve cognitive flexibility (no more black and white thinking!). Intuitive eaters are also more likely to exercise for pleasure and because it feels good, rather than for calorie burning, and they tend to gravitate towards a variety and balance of different foods, giving them an overall higher diet quality. Intuitive eaters may also have lower risks of certain diseases like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Anecdotally, our clients tell us that the biggest benefit for them is the sense of freedom, extra brain space to think about things that are most important to them, and a peaceful relationship with food, body and exercise.
Intuitive Eating is NOT a weight loss tool, it’s a non-diet approach to having a healthy relationship to food (diets are usually the things that screw us up in the first place, and you can’t heal from what hurt ya!). That said, Intuitive Eating is still very much a health promoting choice. It can help you find what a heathy weight is for your body, based on your natural set-point weight (your genetic blueprint) and a set of healthy behaviours, not based on a number on the scale! To learn more about this read our ‘What is Intuitive Eating’ page or listen to our podcast about healthy behaviours at any body size.
The full cost of the course is £250. Once signed up, you’ll be given unlimited, lifetime access to the group and resources – including new content that is added as time goes on. Sign up to our newsletter or check out our podcast for occasional discounts. Unfortunately we cannot accept payment in instalments.
This course is not appropriate for people with active eating disorders; if you are suffering from an eating disorder, or have suffered from one in the past you must have express permission from your GP or care provider to embark on this course. Although this course is intended to help heal your relationship with food and eating, for some it may be triggering for any underlying disordered eating – if at any point you feel you are unduly suffering, you must inform the team at LCIE immediately to ensure you seek the appropriate care. By registering for this course, you are agreeing to the above. If you are looking for help learning how to eat intuitively after having an eating disorder, then please contact us for more information about our 1-1 services.
If you are navigating a health concern (for instance, PCOS, IBS, high cholesterol) then we recommend getting on a quick call with a member of our team to help you figure out if the course is appropriate or if you need more 1-1 support.
The course has been developed as a companion to the book for people who want to deepen their Intuitive Eating practice. As well as bringing the book activities to life, the course contains new and exclusive material, activities and content that isn’t in the book. Plus you’ll benefit from being able to ask questions about your own personal experiences and have them answered by a member of the LCIE team in our monthly podcast Q+A.
It’s not essential as all the principles and concepts will be explained in the modules, however, we will be referring to the book and it might be useful to have a copy for your own reference. You can get your copy here in the UK (Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food) or, if you are outside of the UK you can buy it from Booktopia in Australia or Whitcoulls in New Zealand. If you are anywhere else we will provide you details of how you can obtain a copy within the course.