Patient Resources

Understanding and Improving your Relationship with Food

Part One – Introduction


Part Two – Connecting To Your Hunger


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Part Three – Cravings


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Part Four – Exploring Your Food Rules


Part Five – Feeling Your Fullness


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Part Six – Finding Satisfaction When Eating


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Part Seven – Finding Joy In Physical Activity


Audio files of the above videos can be downloaded via the links below:

A playlist of the workshop videos can be found on our YouTube channel by clicking here.


  • Intuitive eating (fourth edition) by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch (2020)
  • The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch (2017)
  • Just Eat It by Laura Thomas (2019)
  • Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon (2010)
  • Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out and Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weight by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor (2014)
  • Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live by Megan Jayne Crabbe (2019)
  • Train Happy: An intuitive Exercise Plan for Every Body by Tally Rye (2020)
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive by Kristen Neff (2018)
  • Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen (2017)
  • Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating by Chirsty Harrison (2019)

Many of these authors have podcast shows and social media accounts which you might also find helpful.


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  • Bacon, L., Stern, J. S., Keim, N, L., et al. (2004) Low bone mass in premenopausal chronic dieting obese women. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 58: 966–971.
  • Bacon, L., and Aphramor, L. (2011). Weight science: Evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift. Nutrition Journal, 10(1), 9.
  • Baker, D. and Keramidas, N. (2013) The psychology of hunger. The American Psychological Association. Vol. 44, No. 9, p.66
  • Holm, S. (2007) Obesity interventions and ethics. Obesity Reviews 8(Suppl 1):207–210.
  • Johnson, F., Wardle, J. (2005) Dietary restraint, body dissatisfaction, and psychological distress: A prospective analysis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 114(1): 119–125.
  • Mann, T., Tomiyama, A. J., Westling, E., et al. (2007) Medicare’s search for effective obesity treatments: Diets are not the answer. The American Psychologist 62: 220–233.
  • Montani, J. P., Viecelli, A. K., Prevot, A., et al. (2006) Weight cycling during growth and beyond as a risk factor for later cardiovascular diseases: The ‘repeated overshoot’ theory. International Journal of Obesity (London) 30(Suppl 4): 58–66.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1992) Methods for voluntary weight loss and control (Technology Assessment Conference Panel). Annals of Internal Medicine 116: 942–949.
  • Neumark-Sztainer D., Wall M., Guo J., et al. (2006). Obesity, disordered eating, and eating disorders in a longitudinal study of adolescents: How do dieters fare 5 years later? Journal of the American Dietetic Association 106(4): 559–568.
  • Tomiyama, A. J., Mann, T., Vinas, D., et al. (2010) Low calorie dieting increases cortisol. Psychosomatic Medicine 72(4): 357–364. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181d9523c