evelyn tribole

“When you are caught in the I-hate-my-body mind-set, it’s all too easy to keep delaying good things for yourself, waiting until you have a body that you think is more deserving. But that day never comes (especially when your standards are unreachable). So, you put off treating yourself better. Many aspects of your life literally get weighted down. “I’ll join the health club after I lose ten pounds,” “I’ll go on a special vacation after I reach my goal weight,” “I’ll start going out with my friends when I just get some of this weight off”—-and so the empty promises go. And life gets a little emptier during these times.”

Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole

When you’re hungry, that’s a natural response; it’s like saying, ‘I need to go to the bathroom.’ I’ve had patients call that 'Intuitive Peeing’ and it’s actually a good example of introceptive awareness, except there’s not guilt involved. You don’t go to the bathroom and say, 'Oh, did I pee too much? Did I pee too little? Oh my God!’
—  Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD
It’s ironic that we are celebrating cultural diversity, but as a culture we still have trouble with the idea of body diversity. We come in all shapes and sizes, yet we somehow expect that we should all be one-size-fits-all, as long as it’s thin. As long as we feed into this cultural stigma, it will be a long time before societal norms will change into a healthy acceptance of body diversity.
—  Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch, Intuitive Eating