Are you a health care professional or student who wants to learn how to implement Intuitive Eating and non-diet approaches into their practice?

This online course covers the fundamentals of Intuitive Eating and non-diet approaches to nutrition, guiding you through the foundations of using these approaches in practice. It consists of five one hour modules, plus a live Q&A with one of our clinicians to troubleshoot any questions you might have. You’ll also be provided with all relevant literature, assessment tools, and checklists, as well as downloadable worksheets you can use with your clients in practice.

By the end of this course you will understand the theoretical underpinnings of the Intuitive Eating framework; together we will explore the four underlying constructs to give you a deeper grounding in the science behind these concepts. You will also discover practical tools and techniques to help step your clients through the principles and help confidently guide them in their own IE practice.

This course has been endorsed by The Association for Nutrition for 6 CPD units. Once you begin the course you have lifetime access to view the materials and download the PDFs and tools, with the live Q&A hosted once monthly.


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  Module 1: Introduction to the Non-Diet Approach
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  Module 2: Reliance on Hunger & Satiety Cues
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  Module 3: Unconditional Permission to Eat
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  Module 4: Eating For Physical Rather Than Emotional Hunger
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  Module 5: Body-Food Choice Choice Congruence + Intuitive Movement
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  Putting It All Together
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Introduction to Intuitive Eating and The Non-Diet Approach

  • Understand the theory behind non-diet approaches 
  • Understand some of the common critiques of the weight-centric paradigm 
  • Make sense of the evidence for this approach 
  • Market yourself as a non-diet practitioner & understand all the considerations when setting up up your practice

Unconditional Permission to Eat

  • Understand what unconditional permission to eat really means 
  • Explain the difference between rigid & flexible dietary control vs intuitive eating 
  • Understand the meaning of habituation theory and how to discuss it with clients 
  • Use tools to help clients break up with diet culture and give themselves unconditional permission to eat

Reliance on Hunger + Satiety Cues

  • Define and understand interoceptive awareness and it’s relationship with intuitive eating 
  • Apply tools that help to develop interoceptive awareness (hunger & satisfaction guide, hunger body scan and quick hunger body scan)
  • Define and understand mindful eating and how it supports intuitive eating work in exploring the pleasure principle

Eating For Physical Rather than Emotional Reasons + Body Image

  • Help clients understand emotional eating rather than pathologising emotional eating 
  • Build an emotional toolkit with clients 
  • Understand the concept of body neutrality and have tools to support clients to move towards body neutrality

Body Food Choice Congruence + Non Diet Exercise

  • Understand the key principles of gentle nutrition 
  • Use these principles in practice with clients 
  • Help clients untangagle movement from diet mentality

Putting It All Together

 Live Q+A - Facebook live w/ Q+A to troubleshoot and answer questions (in private Facebook group)

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Who are these courses for?

Our courses are developed with nutrition professionals in mind; specifically Registered Nutritionists and Dietitians. However, we also strongly recommend them for any health care professional involved in giving advice around food, nutrition, and ‘lifestyle’. Previous participants who have completed the course include GPs, nurses, OTs, SALTs, psychologists and psychotherapists, and physiotherapists. 

I’m a personal trainer/nutritional therapist/health coach - can I still take this course? 

Yes, of course, we welcome you to participate, we just ask you to be mindful of your scope of practice and to maintain professional boundaries. This course is not a substitute for training as an RD/RNutr. 

Can I get CPD/CEUs for this course?

Yes, absolutely; you may want to check specifically with your local regulatory body, but for UK based RNutr/RDs, courses do not need to be endorsed in order to qualify as CPD, however, it is up to each individual registrant to record their CPD using the appropriate reflective practice template. AfN are not currently endorsing new courses, but our OG course ‘Applying Intuitive Eating and Non Diet Approaches in Practice’  was previously endorsed for 6 CPD units.

Can I use the materials provided in the course with my clients?

Yes, of course, we just ask you to be respectful of the labour that went into producing them and not to alter/adapt them without prior consent or remove our logo. These materials are copyright so please provide credit! 

Will this course make me a certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor?

Nope! That’s a different course. This course is intended to support development as a Nutrition Counsellor; a skillset that incorporates Intuitive Eating, but is much broader and deeper than IE on its own. Our Applying IE and NDA course is complementary to any training you may have done in Intuitive Eating previously and focuses more on the theoretical underpinnings and translating them into practical tools and skills you can use to guide clients. Our Advanced Counselling Skills and Nutrition Counselling in Practice courses help take your Intuitive Eating Practice up a notch (or ten!), integrating counselling skills, critical theory and essential learning for nutrition professionals into a comprehensive training.

WTH is Nutrition Counselling? 

Nutrition counselling (as we define it here at LCIE) is an approach to nutrition and dietetic practice that integrates counselling skills with nutritional science to help clients develop attuned self-care that meets their individual needs and is driven by their unique values.  Nutrition counselling practice is rooted in compassionate, collaborative, person-centred care, with an emphasis on body inclusivity and social responsibility.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes! On selected courses we have given you the option to split your payments over 2 or 3 months. You decide what works best for you. If those splits don’t work for you, or you want a split payment on one of our lower price-point offerings (our WIGs for example) then please email [email protected] and we’ll see what we can do!

Do you offer a scholarship or student discount program?

Yes! Please email your student ID to [email protected] to receive a one-time link for a student discount.

How long do I have access to the course materials?

By purchasing our courses you will receive lifetime access to the materials and content. This means you can complete the courses in your own time, and refer back to it whenever you need to. If you purchased one of our courses prior to migrating to Teachable, please contact [email protected] and we will hook you up with lifetime access on this platform.

Do you offer refunds?

We really hope you’re satisfied with the course, but if not, we may be able to offer a partial refund in accordance with our terms and conditions. This is because as soon as you access the course you get instant access to course content and downloads. Any refund would be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be proportional to the % of the course completed and will also be subject to an administration fee equivalent to 15% of the course costs.

Can I share my login with my mate/colleague/mum?

When you purchase a course, it is with the understanding that it is for a single user only (in accordance with our terms and conditions).  We ask you to be respectful of the time, energy, effort and brainpower that went into

making these courses. Please do not share or copy any part of this resource without our express permission; it devalues our work and more importantly, it prevents us from offering discounts and split payment plans. If you’d like group or institutional access to our training materials, please reach out ot [email protected] and we’ll help you out!

Got a question about the course?

Let us know at [email protected]