Intuitive Eating 101 with Laura Thomas PHD
Anti Diet Riot Club is bringing the fight against Diet Culture to Shoreditch once again, but this time we’re going to explore how to eat once you’ve STOPPED dieting (or at least, if you’re considering stopping but maybe you’re scared to let go for good!)
For this we’re recruiting the expertise of Laura Thomas, PHD who will be giving us the lowdown on Intuitive Eating, the philosophy that allows us to trust our bodies in choosing what to eat and maintaining a weight that is healthy and sustainable for us an individual. Laura will be showig us how, after we ditch the diets and throw out the rulebooks, we can start to relearn our body’s natural hunger and fullness signals, make peace with/find enjoyment from food & exercise, and respect our bodies!
If you don’t know already, Laura is a Registered Nutrionist, founder of the London Centre for Intuitive Eating, host of our favourite Don’t Salt My Game podcast AND a no-bullshit, badass anti-diet advocate….in other words, she’s the perfect person to give this intro workshop into the world of IE. Check out her instagram where she cuttingly dismantles the misinformation and utter crap that comes with Diet Culture on a daily basis.
Maybe you’ve never heard of Intuitive Eating, or maybe you want to learn practically how to incorporate it into your daily eating rituals….this informative workshop will lay it all out for beginners with plenty of pratical tips to take home! AND in typical Anti Diet Riot Club fashion, there will be opportunities to be creative, self-reflective, to share your struggles and to ask plenty of questions…all in a safe, non-judgemental and FAT-SHAMING FREE zone.
Laura Thomas, PhD is an AfN Registered Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor specialising in Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, and weight inclusive and non-diet nutrition. She has a BSc in Health Sciences from the University of Aberdeen, a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, and completed her Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University in behaviour change. She is the host of Don’t Salt My Game podcast and was the Nutritionist for the 2017 BBC1 documentary Mind Over Marathon. She established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating in 2017 to help clients and train clinicians in Intuitive Eating. Her first book, Just Eat It: How to get your shit together around food will be published by Bluebird Books in January 2019.
6.45pm Doors open
7.15pm Event starts
There will be a short break in the middle, as well as time at the end to stick around for drinks. There is a bar upstairs on the groundfloor of The Book Club where you can order food, as well as a bar in the basement where the workshop will be taking place.
This event is open to ALL genders, sizes, races, sexualities…and if you are unable to afford the ticket price, PLEASE get in touch with ADRC founder firstname.lastname@example.org, as there are some concession tickets available for those on low income.
We welcome people who would like to come to the event alone, lots of people have done this to previous events and find it completely enjoyable as we do try and create a welcoming space. However, if you’re coming alone and feel nervous, pop us an email to let us know and we will try our best to make sure you’re made extra comfortable!
Sadly, this event is not completely accessible as it is held in the basement of The Book Club at the bottom of a spiral staircase. However, we have had wheelchair users use the space successfully before and so please get in touch if you have any requirements and we will try to accomodate.