Food Psych #73: Intuitive Eating & Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole

Evelyn Tribole Intuitive Eating

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD—co-author of the seminal book Intuitive Eating and the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Workbook—discusses her relationship with food in childhood, how being a competitive athlete helped her develop a balanced approach to nutrition, why intuitive eating is incompatible with the pursuit of weight loss, how her approach has evolved since the first edition of the book was published, and lots more! 

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and Intuitive Eating, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author).

Evelyn was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America in 1994-’95, and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for 6 years. She was contributing editor for Shape magazine where her monthly column, Recipe Makeovers, appeared for 11 years.

She is often sought by the media for her nutritional expertise and has appeared on hundreds of interviews, including: CNN, Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and People magazine.

Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys surfing, kayaking and white water rafting. Evelyn’s favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. Find Evelyn online at, and pre-order her new book, The Intuitive Eating Workbook

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