The 21-Day Intuitive Eating Challenge
A step-by-step journey to stop dieting and create a free and easy relationship with food
“Before doing Jamie's Intuitive Eating Challenge, I was binge eating a lot and was so unhappy. Since doing the Challenge, I honestly feel so much more confident in myself and the binges have stopped. It's truly amazing how much you can be freed from stress by letting go of food obsessions and eating intuitively. I feel like a whole new person and it's amazing. Intuitive Eating has really saved my life in a sense. To any woman considering taking this course, my advice is DO IT!! It will help you more than you can imagine.”
- Kim Whitbeck
You and food?
You haven’t always gotten along.
Somewhere along the way, your relationship went from just fine to freakin’ tumultuous.
For years, you’ve felt the need to count calories, make sure you’re being “good” around food and stay on top of your workouts so you can fit into that ideal version of your body.
You walk around constantly thinking about food-- with a thick layer of stress on your shoulders, wondering how long your willpower to stick to “the plan” can actually last.
And when that will to be good, controlled, and on track slips away (which it somehow always does)?
It’s off to the races.
It’s you and a carton of ice cream. You and scoop after scoop of peanut butter. You and a whole loaf of bread. You and all those foods that you never “allow” yourself to have.
And as you’re binge eating, in the back of your mind you tell yourself, “I’ll start over again tomorrow. This time I’ll be better.”
After the sugar high wears off, you feel helpless. Gross. Like, will I ever be able to figure this food thing out? What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I get it together?
Your inner critic comes out in full form, leaving you feeling confused, disappointed, disgusted, and insecure.
If binging isn’t the issue,
emotionally eating usually is.
Anytime a hard emotion hits - overwhelm, uncertainty, anxiety - you find yourself turning to food to cope, leaving you feeling bad about yourself and your body...again.
And then there’s life.
Going out to restaurants with friends and attending holiday and family dinners… what should be joyful moments are actually the ones that stress you out the most.
You want to be able to have fun and be completely present with the people you love around you, but instead you’re preoccupied with trying so hard to not touch the crusty baguette and butter in the bread basket.
You wonder what it would be like if your mind weren’t always so damn preoccupied by food thoughts.
You think… “It would be awesome to have an easy, normal relationship with food.”
To eat what everyone else is eating, without overthinking it.
To easily maintain a healthy weight for YOUR body, without any diets or calorie counts or rules.
To feel healthy and confident in your body and in your life.
You want this to JUST. BE. EASY.
Listen, I have something really important to tell you. Something I’m not sure you’ve heard before.
All of this craziness? IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.
Restricting all day and then finding yourself sneaking a pan of brownies at night is NOT due to a lack of willpower.
It happens because you’re telling yourself “NO.” “You can’t.” “That’s not allowed.”
And trying to follow some arbitrary “diet” rules when you don’t even know if they’re right for you or your body.
Chances are, they aren’t.
And at some point, your body just fights back because she’s not really being listened to. Hence, the brownies, the bread, the pizza, etc.
I get it, because I’ve been there.
Hi, I’m Jamie Mendell. Life Alchemist and Binge Eater turned Intuitive Eater.
When I let go of the random restrictions and diet rules and figured out exactly what it looked like to take care of myself and my body… I lost 40 pounds. All while sipping wine, eating dessert, and trading in my gym membership for pleasurable walks in the park.
The more I focused on taking care of myself, and listening to my own body, the looser my pants got.
But most importantly, my life got dramatically more fun.
Finally realizing that diets were not the answer and finally ditching them was the best and most important thing I ever did.
Because here’s the thing: when you find a way of eating that’s right for your body and start really taking care of yourself, you develop the most important relationship of your life… the one with you.
And when you and your body are on the same team, your body stabilizes where she’s meant to be. Life can be enjoyed on your terms. And you will finally have that confidence you’ve always strived for.
I mean, isn’t that the whole idea? To enjoy life and feel really amazing while doing it?
Let me tell you a bit more about my story.
I bet you can relate:
For 10 years, I battled with my relationship with food, stuck on what seemed like the never-ending diet / binge cycle. Every few weeks I would find a new, shiny diet plan, convince myself that this was “the one.” The one I’d be able to finally stick with that would lead me to the dream body and life I fantasized about, only to find myself deep into cartons of ice cream, bagels, and stealing half a jar of my roommates peanut butter (because I never let myself have these foods) a couple of days later.
Cue the shame, disgust, and hopelessness, not to mention how horrible my body felt from the binge eating. I desperately wondered how I’d ever break the cycle and feel anything close to “normal” around food and I deeply envied women around me who didn’t obsess over food.
When I discovered “Intuitive Eating”, a voice deep down inside of me said “this is what you need”. As foreign as the concept felt to me, I knew it was the REAL solution, the actual one I needed that would lead me to sustainable food freedom, rather than continuing to look for a diet to tell me how to eat.
Slowly, I started dabbling in the Intuitive Eating concepts, the same ones you’ll find in this course. Getting back in touch with my body’s hunger and fullness cues. Understanding my cravings. Not making ANY foods “off-limits” as that triggers a natural binge response.
As I practiced Intuitive Eating, began understanding how to handle my emotions in healthier ways, and worked on my inner critic and belief system, the pieces started to come together and finally “click”.
Over time, my relationship with food went from being THE most painful and challenging part of my life to becoming THE EASIEST part of my life.
And for that, I am endlessly grateful. And this is why I created this challenge: because I intimately know the struggle, and I also know it just doesn’t have to be that way.
Inside the Intuitive Eating Challenge, you’ll learn exactly how I freed myself from that cycle. Step-by-step, bit-by-bit.
Inside you’ll learn:
How to stop constantly dieting and find freedom with food instead
How to drop the guilt around your food choices, and your choices in general
What it means to actually listen to your body to know what and how much food is right for you
How to be one of those women who can eat what she wants, enjoy life and still feel healthy in her body
How to identify and bring more awareness to the reasons behind why you eat and learn to treat yourself with more self-care
How to let go, live your life, and stop obsessing about food all the time
"I can’t even begin to thank Jamie enough for this course. I'm shocked a 21 day course was able to help me as much as it did! I’m eating like a normal person now, which is HUGE for me, and I feel so free around food."
- JESS DICKISON
A Preview Of
Your 21 Lessons
Release The Power You’re Giving To Food
Live As If You’re Already An Intuitive Eater (+ Exactly What This Looks Like)
Add More Pleasure
What To Do When You Find Yourself Overeating
What Kinds of Foods Do You Have Available?
Let go of Standard Meal Times and Start to Tune Into Your Actual Hunger
Tuning Into Your Body and Cravings to Figure out What the Heck to Eat
Learn to Drink Intuitively
Play With the Concept of Eating When You’re Hungry
The Three Reasons We Eat
The Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Eat
Learn What Hunger Really Feels Like To YOU
Self-Love and Self-Care and How They Transform Your Relationship to Food
Plan an “Intuitive Day”!!
Recognizing When You’re Full
How to Truly Feel Satisfied After Meals
Practice Intuitive Exercise
The Power of Connection
Follow Your JOY (+ Don’t Take It All So Seriously)
How Intuitive Eating Leads to Intuitive Living
You can get started any time and will always have access to the challenge.
Here’s How It Works
1. You sign up
2. You receive access to the entire course immediately
As soon as you sign up, you’ll gain access to the course platform. When you login, you’ll have all the juicy materials waiting for you. You’ll guide yourself through the 21 lessons in your own way, at your own pace. Some people love doing one lesson per day, and others like to spread it out to practice some lessons for multiple days.
3. Feel extra supported with sooo many additional bonuses
You’ll also get access to a welcome video, over SEVEN hours of podcast-style Q&A calls that I’ve done throughout the years running the Challenge, a 60 minute Workshop on why having more FUN is crucial to having an easy relationship with food, and a 30 minute Audio Lesson + Corresponding Deep-Dive Workbook all about your relationship with food. As you can see, you get so much powerful material to dive into to help you EVOLVE.
Yup, it is a self paced program. Purchase it anytime and work through it in your own way, in your own time.
Yes! Women from all over the world have gone through the Challenge.
Yes, as soon as you sign up, you’ll have access to a beautiful learning center that houses all of your lessons + bonus materials.
Back in the day, I used to run the IE Challenge a bit differently and offered one or two Q&A calls per month to whoever was going through the Challenge at the time. I recorded them all, so you get access to them now. I no longer run live Q&A calls, but the recordings are super helpful. Women just like you asked tons of questions (the same ones you probably would be asking) and I gave them clear answers. I’ve heard these recordings are really helpful to people currently going through the Challenge. Go for a stroll, pop in your headphones, and listen to these like you would a podcast!
This program is for you if:
You’re tired of dieting and overeating
You’re tired of seeing your weight yo-yo all over the place
You struggle with binge eating and / or emotional eating
You have dabbled with Intuitive Eating already, but you need some help implementing the principles and practically applying it to real-life
You recognize that life is too short to spend so much time thinking about food
You’re tired of feeling “guilty” for eating certain foods
You find this whole food thing confusing and are just looking for someone to help you make sense of it all in a simple, easy way
"This Challenge helped free me from all the crazy rules I had for years”
I have been carrying around two mental lists in my life surrounding food. One titled “Should/Must” and another, even longer one titled “Can’t/Don’t”. I am happy to say with Jamie’s help through the Intuitive Eating Challenge, I have crumpled up those lists and thrown them away.
With a clear, insightful, and lovable approach, Jamie presents her ideas simply, elegantly, and in a practical way. I felt like I could easily apply each day’s learning to my life, and received immediate feedback through my happier and “lighter” way of being.
The Challenge helped free me from all the crazy rules that I have been following for years, and helped rid my head of my obsessions surrounding food and the scale. I feel like I am finally free, and able to see clearly with no more battles to wage against my enemy self. And I am loving, yes, LOVING to eat again.
“I learned that by letting myself indulge and relax and just enjoy life, my body took care of my weight for me."
Before Jamie's Intuitive Eating Challenge, my life revolved around numbers. How many calories in 2 ounces of banana? How many calories did I burn on the elliptical? How many minutes until I can eat again? How much is 1/4 a cup of trail mix? How many pounds do I weigh? Exhausting, all-consuming, anxiety-ridden numbers. I would cancel social events, avoid my family and friends all in order to satisfy the never-ending stream of numbers in my mind.
Enter Jamie's Challenge. I was drawn in by the prospect of letting go of all the rules and numbers and just letting my body figure out what is best for me. I learned that by letting myself indulge and relax and just enjoy life, my body took care of my weight for me. My body knew best...how crazy and wonderful and awesome is that? I learned about self-love, self-acceptance, and self-respect. And I bid those draining numbers good-bye.
I couldn't have done it without Jamie's unwavering support and understanding. She got EXACTLY where my fears and anxiety was coming from, and taught me how to get in touch with my body again.
I can honestly say that Intuitive Eating has completely changed my life for the best and for that, I'm SO THANKFUL TO JAMIE!!!
"I would recommend this Challenge a million times over to everyone I know."
Where do I even begin to talk about the Intuitive Eating challenge? Simply with words that say Thank You. Thank you for reminding me that at the end of the day, I am a beautiful person and should love myself exactly where I am at.
The most noticeable difference I have experienced since the challenge is how I order food. Just last evening as I ordered a chicken burrito at a restaurant. While ordering a friend said out loud to the table “Gosh don’t you just love the new Kristina? Remember how lame she used to be?”. This comment brought a smile to my face. It feels good to see people notice how much more relaxed I am about meals and the food that’s being served.
What I did not anticipate to gain from the challenge is the mental and emotional cleanse. I am no longer on an emotional roller coaster of what to eat and what not to eat. I am simply living life with joy.
So thank you Jamie. Thank you for offering up your wisdom, being real and listening. I would recommend this challenge a million times over to everyone I know.
Get started today and watch your relationship with food transform, one day at a time.