Intuitive Eating

By Aisling Daly, Registered Public Health Nutritionist RNutr, MSc, BSc, PhD Candidate

When we think about dietary habits, we usually focus on the content and quality of what we are eating. However, of equal (if not more) importance, is the consideration of how and why we are eating.

When we talk about how we eat, we usually categorise these into different eating behaviour styles, that is the style of eating that helps show what can motivate or influence you when making food or eating choices, separate to responding to your feelings of hunger. Whilst many different eating behaviour style exist, three of the most commonly researched and reported styles of eating include: