Ciara Flood, RD, ANutr., MSc. Nutrition and Behaviour
Hello! My name is Ciara and I am a Registered Dietitian based in Dublin, with a special interest in Intuitive Eating.
I qualified with a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015, and spent the next few years working in various hospitals across Dublin. Towards the end of that time I discovered Intuitive Eating, and decided I wanted to pursue further study in order to learn more about health behaviours.
I completed an MSc. in Nutrition and Behaviour from Bournemouth University in 2020, and became a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition in the UK.
I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and work 1-on-1 with a variety of clients. I have also recently finished writing a guide/workbook to introduce people to the Principles of Intuitive Eating in a simple but interactive way (available in the Shop page of the site). My passion lies in wanting to help people improve their relationship with food, mind and body through Intuitive Eating, and I love what I do.
Compassionate. Respectful. Experienced.
What is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating is a program first developed in 1995 by two nutritional therapists, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, which came about when the two discovered that the research around dieting showed that weight loss was impossible to sustain long-term for 95% of people and, in fact, dieting came with its own set of biological and pyschological issues. The pair looked at the benefits of listening to your own body cues, making peace with food and giving up the dieting mentality once and for all.
Intuitive Eating will help you in accepting your body as it is here and now, removing the guilt so often associated with food and allowing you to live without the restraints of chronic dieting. It includes looking at joyful movement for health and enjoyment, and gentle nutrition to respect and nourish your body.
"The main purpose of Intuitive Eating is to cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind and body."
Intuitive Eating, Fourth Edition