Intuitive eating: principles, measurements, and benefits
GAO Yawei1,2,3, YU Xinyang1,2, LIU Shuangshuang1,2, WANG Kui1,2
1 . Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 , China; 2. Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; 3. China Machine Press, Beijing 100037, China
Abstract：Based on the reflection on the consequences of dieting, nutrition therapists put forward the ideal of intuitive eating, arguing that people should respect their bodies and give up the idea of changing body shape by dieting, and opposing the practice of labeling food as either good or bad. Currently there are available tools to measure intuitive eating, which have been used in several countries. Evidence-based studies showed that intuitive eating can bring many benefits, including but not limit to decreasing the risk of binge eating, which may help body mass control, maintaining current body mass status, improving physical health, and promoting body acceptance.