TO USE INTUITIVE EATING OR NOT: APPROPRIATE USES OF INTUITIVE EATING IN EATING DISORDER TREATMENT
Intuitive eating has gained massive popularity as the anti-diet answer to food and body struggles. This approach, which teaches how to get in touch with body cues like hunger, fullness, and satisfaction while learning to trust your body around food, has been evaluated in about 200 studies to date showing its significant impact on a number of health outcomes. While intuitive eating may be the end goal, controversy exists in the eating disorder field concerning the question of introducing intuitive eating to clients, when is the appropriate time, and if it is even possible for clients with eating disorders to eat intuitively again. This session will explore the science behind why and why not intuitive eating is appropriate to use with eating disorder clients and the steps needed for clients to show readiness.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify the principles of intuitive eating.
Understand eating disorder diagnoses and basic treatment plans.
Understand the barriers to intuitive eating in eating disorder treatment.
Identify when and when it is not appropriate to use intuitive eating in treatment.
Identify when clients are ready to begin using intuitive eating.
About the Presenter: Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, CDCES, RD
Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES specializes in anorexia, binge eating disorder, and bulimia, as well as disordered eating and orthorexia. She is also a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and has extensive experience working with clients with diabetes. As a runner, Rebecca has a special interest in sports nutrition and works with athletes to improve their performance through nutrition.
Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and her Masters of Public Health from the CUNY School of Public Health in New York City.
After completing her Dietetic Internship through Hunter College, she practiced as a clinical dietitian at Bronx Lebanon Hospital providing care for patients with diabetes, renal disease, gastrointestinal disorders, as well as critically ill tube fed patients. Prior to her role in private practice, Rebecca was the Clinical Administrative Dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center where she directed the outpatient nutrition program at Montefiore’s ambulatory hospital.
Rebecca has spoken to NYU medical students and presented at New York Road Runners and USA Track & Field about nutrition for long distance runners.
Rebecca practices with a non-judgmental, all foods fit approach. She meets her clients where they are at, striving to make them feel understood and giving them confidence to make realistic and sustainable changes.