I mean, that depends entirely on your individual situation.
Do you suffer from frequent periods of binge eating? Learning to eat intuitively can help you become able to manage and eliminate that tendency, which can potentially result in weight loss. Or, if you find yourself lacking the ability to be in touch with your hunger cues, you may be routinely eating past fullness, which once you’ve gotten a better sense of that, weight loss may follow.
But beyond those situations, it’s hard to tell. It’s not a weight loss tool by any means and shouldn’t be approached as such, as doing so will make it much harder to really successfully become attuned to your actual hunger cues and learn to eat intuitively.
I think the hardest pill for most people to swallow when it comes to intuitive eating is that your natural set point may be higher than you think it should be. I know this first hand as I am still, every day, trying to be okay with this fact.
That’s not to say that some people won’t lose weight; some people will find that they’ve become so out of touch with their hunger cues that they’ve eaten past fullness for so long, or have developed disorder-related binge tendencies, and learning to eat intuitively will result in weight loss.
But, for plenty of people, the result may be weight gain; if they’ve dieted and/or restricted down to a weight that isn’t maintainable long term, eating intuitively may result in gaining weight.
So I mean, yes, it’s totally possible, but I’d really caution that weight loss not be at the forefront of your mind if you’re interested in learning to eat intuitively.
There’s a lot of scary, “trust the process” type thinking that has to happen.
It’s kind of shitty and you’ll want to stop, and go back to counting or restricting because it’s safe, and comfortable, and it feels like something that can be easily controlled.
But I could give you a million reasons why it’s not worth it, and why learning to eat intuitively is.