Moving Beyond Meal Plans: How to Transition Clients to Intuitive Eating
PRESENTER: Michelle Russell, RD, LD, CEDS
DETAILS: Meal plans provide a framework for normalized eating patterns in early recovery from an
eating disorder. Transitioning from a meal plan to more internally-directed eating assists clients in long term self-management of eating in recovery. Timing of transitioning each client to less structure is important to prevent behaviors returning, and this presentation will help clinicians determine when a client is ready and what steps to take to integrate Intuitive Eating.
1. Identify different types of meal plans used in eating disorder recovery.
2. Describe the principles of Intuitive Eating and the evidence base behind internally-directed eating
philosophies and Health at Every Size.
3. Identify when a client is ready to transition from a meal plan to less structure.
4. Apply a step-by-step transition to Intuitive Eating with emphasis on relapse prevention.