Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: Why is our relationship with food so messed up in the first place? Chapter - 2: Ditch the Diets Chapter - 3: Self-compassion and self-acceptance Chapter - 4: Hunger Chapter - 5: Weight and body neutrality Chapter - 6: Unconditional permission to eat Chapter - 7: Neutralizing your inner food critic Chapter - 8: Mindful eating and the pleasure principle Chapter - 9: Feeling your fullness Chapter - 10: Eating your emotions Chapter - 11: Intuitive movement Chapter - 12: Gentle nutrition Chapter - 13: Putting it all together Section - ii: Resources Section - iii: References Acknowledgements - iv: Acknowledgments
The straight-talking guide to Intuitive Eating: how to develop a healthy, trusting relationship with food and your body
Laura Thomas PhD, RNutr is a Registered Nutritionist who isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Having had her own strained and weird relationship with food, she now helps her clients build a healthy relationship with food by helping them tune into their own innate hunger and satiety cues and disconnect from diet tools like meal plans and calorie trackers using a process called intuitive eating, together with other non-diet approaches.
Truly life-changing ... It’s about trusting your appetite -
something that shouldn’t be radical, yet something many women
(including myself) see as a hugely daunting task.
Laura is a passionate and intelligent voice of new thinking, a fire starter of the revolution in how we think about food, eating and our bodies.
*Brigid Moss, Contributing Editor, Red*
Laura is one of the most important voices in food today. She has a rare combination of impeccable academic credentials, clinical experience and a nose for the profound social justice issues at the heart of nutrition science.
*Anthony Warner - The Angry Chef*
Laura's work is game-changing. I don't know anyone else with her level of expertise who manages to educate others in such an accessible and deeply personal way. She really is blazing the trail in the new nutrition conversation.
*Megan Jayne Crabbe (BodyPosiPanda) author of Body Positive Power*
Laura is the clear voice of reason in the world of nutrition and health, as she cuts through a lot of the confusion with hard facts and relatable, funny context.
*Poorna Bell, Journalist for the Guardian, Red, The Pool and former Executive Editor of HuffpostUK *
Just Eat It is a rich, engrossing and practical book which may well change the way you choose what to eat.
*Ian Marber, nutrition consultant and health journalist*
Just Eat It is a rallying cry against diet culture and a real game-changer in helping people learn to love food – and themselves – again.
*Amy Abrahams, Journalist for Stylist, Sunday Times Style, Glamour*
The only 'diet' book worth reading this new year, Laura Thomas has come up with something truly bursting with wisdom, empathy and inclusivity...It's clear sighted on how we got here, kind to those of us stuck in spirals of self-disgust and genuinely useful for anyone trying to break out and be gentler on ourselves. A must read.
*Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia*
Whatever your relationship with exercise and food, Thomas is such a breath of fresh air.
*Alice Broster, Bustle*
Laura Thomas puts new meaning into “trusting your gut.”…she champions the importance of tapping into what you’re “emotionally hungry” for.
*Emma Madden, Bustle*
A take-down of diet culture that aims to rid us of our anxieties over food.
This thorough book…delves deep into the diet industry…while offering practical help towards eating healthily without feeling constrained.
*Sarah Hughes, iNews*
Just Eat It…has had Instagram in a frenzy with its no-BS approach to #nutribollocks
*Kate Wills, Evening Standard*
This book is for anyone who has ever not let themselves eat something for fear of being unhealthy. For anyone who has looked at their body in the mirror and felt discontent ... Ultimately, this is for anyone who doesn't feel like they're enough. Please read it, and then recommend it to everyone you know. It's brilliant, and it's life-changing.
*Anna Bonet, Red Magazine*
A rigorously scientific book...A powerful and essential read.
*Caroline Sanderson, S Magazine*
Just Eat It isn’t just a book. It’s part of a movement to help us take back control over our bodies… to help us feel good about ourselves.