Intuitive Eating Support Group

Intuitive Eating (IE) is a mind-body integration of instinct, emotion, and rational thought. 

What is Intuitive Eating?

Do you...

  • constantly worry about what you eat?
  • deny your hunger to try to lose weight?
  • restrict eating until certain times of the day?
  • find yourself feeling 'out of control' eating 'bad' foods?

If so, set yourself free by learning more about Intuitive Eating in a small group setting.  

Intuitive Eating is a personal process of honoring your health by paying attention to the messages of your body and meeting your physical and emotional needs. It is an inner journey of discovery that puts you front and center; you are the expert of your body. You know when you are hungry and you know what foods or meal will satisfy you. No diet plan could possibly know this.

Are you already an Intuitive Eater? Find out with this assessment.  

Intuitive Eating book

About the Support Group

This group-based program meets weekly for 50 minutes over Zoom. It is a 12-week program. 

Required materials are Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook, by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Both are available on Amazon. There is no other cost associated with participating in this group.

Register for the Support Group

If you think this group may be a good fit for you,

 Complete the Interest Survey

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Completing the survey lets us know you're interested, but does not obligate you to join. Within a week of completing the survey, you'll be contacted by a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor to complete your registration. 

This group is open to UC Davis employees and retirees. If you are a student, find information and register for the student IE groups.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linda Adams at

Learn More About Intuitive Eating

  • Give Up Weight Loss Diets
  • Weight loss diets don't work. Any weight loss created by calorie restriction will most likely be regained.  And, 95% of dieters go on to develop disordered eating behaviors. Restriction leads to out of control eating. Don't blame yourself. It isn't your fault; your body is just trying to survive.
  • Let Go of Diet Culture
  • This is a very important first step. "Diet culture' is society's rules telling us how much we should weigh, how we should look and labeling foods 'good' or 'bad'. The 'thin ideal' is diet culture. 'Bikini body' is diet culture. Commenting on your own or any one else's body is diet culture. This only creates shame, guilt and disordered eating.
  • Additional Resources
  • Visit the Intuitive Eating Website.

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