The Vanderbilt Hustler

Working with health professionals and applying the concept of intuitive eating can help those struggling with eating disorders establish a healthier relationship with their body.

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: How intuitive eating plays into eating disorder recovery

March 25, 2020

The role of intuitive eating in disordered eating recovery

Gentle nutrition includes incorporating a variety of foods into your diet, while respecting your body's ability to process some foods and not others.

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: Gentle Nutrition

February 14, 2020

How to honor your body while taking care of it well

Finding enjoyable methods of movement can help exercise become a more steady presence in our lives.

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: Intuitive Movement and a couple other housekeeping addresses

January 23, 2020

Ways to move your body without forcing exercise

Students should rethink the language used to discuss body weight and size.

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: Why I don’t believe the “Obesity Epidemic” is a problem

January 4, 2020

How the body processes nutrients and the many contributors towards weight

Learning to honor your feelings is an important step to becoming attuned to your body's needs, which is the ultimate goal of intuitive eating.

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: Honoring your feelings

November 13, 2019

How to move through your emotions without food

Emotional eating is normal and shouldn't be vilified. However, being aware of eating habits is key to building a trusting relationship with your body. (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: Emotional eating is not always a bad thing

October 22, 2019

Have you ever found yourself with a pint of ice cream in hand after a difficult breakup or a tough exam? Or maybe you have found yourself eating past fullness at a delicious me...

An important part of intuitive eating is challenging the food police. Realizing that we assign moral value to foods is the first step in overcoming the food police. (Photo courtesy Mimi Cole)

Intuitive Eating With Mimi: How food became a moral issue

October 11, 2019

Over time, our society has begun to associate morality with food. This concept was proposed by Dr. Alan Levinovitz who studied how morality has entered the health and wellness ...

Listening to your cravings, including for sugary foods, can help you build a trusting relationship with your 
body’s hunger cues. (Photo by Rachel Wei)

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: Sugar and the Role it Plays for the Intuitive Eater

September 22, 2019

Have you ever desired a warm Rand cookie or a sweet, sugary treat? Have you ever thought that the solution to this craving was to run in the opposite direction? What if I told ...

Unlike diets, intuitive eating is healthy and effective. (Photo courtesy Mimi Cole)

Do Diets Cause Weight Regain?

September 8, 2019

The first principle of intuitive eating is to reject the diet mentality, which is what I will attempt to...

Food is nourishment, and gives us the ability to engage with the world around us. (Photo by Mimi Cole)

Learning how to breathe again

August 25, 2019

My name is Mimi, and I am a senior who is passionate about intuitive eating, a set of principles tha...