Effectiveness of the "My Body Knows When" intuitive-eating pilot program

Am J Health Behav. May-Jun 2010;34(3):286-97. doi: 10.5993/ajhb.34.3.4.


Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the "My Body Knows When" intuitive-eating (IE) program tailored to assist Fort Drum military spouses in rejecting the dieting mentality.

Methods: Randomized prospective study (N = 61) evaluating dieting mentality and health indicators for a 10-week intervention based on 10 IE principles. The program was developed through the PRECEDE/PROCEED (PP) health promotion planning model.

Results: The intuitive-eating program was able to significantly transition participants away from a dieting mentality (P < 0.015 posttest) towards intuitive-eating lifestyle behaviors.

Conclusions: IE is a holist approach to long-term healthy behavior change and would benefit from an extended support system to improve effectiveness.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diet, Reducing / psychology*
  • Feeding Behavior / psychology*
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intuition*
  • Patient Dropouts / statistics & numerical data
  • Pilot Projects
  • Program Evaluation*