The very first principle of Intuitive Eating is to reject diet mentality. Diet culture is what tells us to hustle for our worth, to manipulate our bodies because they’re not good enough as is. That is a lie.
Intentional weight loss is the most pervasive and persuasive message that diet culture uses to sell us those lies — even the desire to lose weight for health.
Will Intuitive Eating result in weight loss? Sometimes. But you can also maintain or gain weight, because intuitive eating is not about controlling your weight! And anyone who tells you otherwise is ignoring the first step to the very practice that could help you actually experience food freedom and body acceptance.
Intuitive Eating is NOT designed for intentional weight loss, it is designed to free you from obsessing about it.