How Athletes Can Embrace Intuitive Eating

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In Episode 5 of the Greenletes Podcast, Natalie chats with Intuitive Eating expert Alissa Rumsey to discuss how athletes can ditch the diets and make peace with food.

Welcome to another episode of the Greenletes podcast! This week, Natalie interviews Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS.

Alissa is a Registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life. Alissa is passionate about advocating for women to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically.

She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive nutrition practice that offers virtual counseling and online programs to help people liberate themselves from dieting, cultivate a peaceful relationship to food and their bodies, and live a more authentic, connected life.

Her expertise has been featured in hundreds of media outlets and she speaks regularly at events, online trainings, and conferences around the country. She calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city’s food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in. 

In this episode

In this episode, we chat all about Intuitive Eating, including:

  • How to actually define Intuitive Eating
  • How rules and guidelines fit (or don’t fit) into the Intuitive Eating realm
  • What the term “anti-diet” actually means and if you can be “anti-diet” and pro weight loss
  • Whether or not intuitive eating can work for athletes
  • How to start practicing intuitive eating


Follow Alissa on social media @alissarumseyRD or visit her website www.alissarumsey.com

And buy her book (affiliate link) Unapologetic Eating 

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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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