Intuitive Eating Books I Wish I Read Sooner 

Fun fact about me: I’m a book nerd. Reading before bed has become part of my evening routine. I can’t fall asleep without reading first. 

When I’m not reading fun historical fiction, you can find me with a health and nutrition book. I value being a life-long learner. In fact, most of what I’ve learned about intuitive eating has come outside of my formal training to become a dietitian. 

There’s nothing stopping you from learning more about intuitive eating, too! Speaking from experience, this knowledge will save you from years of dieting. Keep reading for the intuitive eating books I wish I read sooner. 


Intuitive Eating Books I Wish I Read Sooner 

1. Intuitive Eating 

by Evelyn Tribole MS, RD and Elyse Resch MS, RD, FADA, CEDRD

If you are new to intuitive eating, start with this book. Dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch are the original intuitive eating professionals. The first edition of the book was published in 1995! Since then, it’s been widely accepted as the go-to framework for making peace with food and body image. Read this to learn about the 10 principles of intuitive eating.

2. The Intuitive Eating Workbook 

by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD 

The Intuitive Eating Workbook is a practical next step for implementing the intuitive eating principles. This book is interactive with journal prompts, assessment tools, and activities for you to heal your relationship with food. Everglow Nutrition recommends working with a non-diet dietitian as you go through this process, too. Click here to 5 Reasons to Work With a Non-Diet Dietitian

3. Anti-Diet 

by Christy Harrison MPH, RD

Diet culture is loud, but the anti-diet movement is getting louder, especially because of Christy Harrison. The book’s subtitle says it all: Reclaim your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating. Think about it. How much money have you wasted on diets that didn’t work? In this book, Christy exposes the multi-billion dollar diet industry, defines diet culture (aka- “The Life Thief”), and teaches readers how to focus on self-care over self-control. 

4. Letting Go of Leo 

by Simi Botic

One word summary for this book: RELATABLE. Simi pulls back the curtain, sharing with readers her journey to ditch diets and perfection. Written with humor and story-telling, this book is an easy read and will have thinking, “OMG same.” Simi’s story reminds me that when we are brave enough to share our story it can inspire someone on a similar journey. 

5. Unapologetic Eating 

by Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD 

If I read this book when I was struggling in my relationship with food, I have no doubt that I would have found food freedom faster. Alissa illustrates that food freedom is possible through science, stories, and mindfulness tools. Its empowering message can liberate you from diets & toxic culture. Your plate = your business. Your body = your business. Learn how food freedom can lead to life freedom!


What books are on your nightstand right now? Comment with your favorite book to date, whether that’s fiction or non-fiction!

2 thoughts on “Intuitive Eating Books I Wish I Read Sooner ”

  1. Lynn Wurzelbacher

    Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall is one of my all-time favorites. It has NOTHING to do with nutrition!

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