Intuitive eating totally works, but you have to focus on it for the *right* reasons. It is not going from a weight loss stand-point, it is a lifestyle overhaul, if that makes any sense?
I lead the intuitive eating team here on SP www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
and we're a group focused on the lifestyle of IE. Anyone who says that they dont' trust intuitive eating have not given themselves over to it. It is the most freeing and amazing way to eat and live.
Sparkpeople is ABSOLUTELY a diet. Any calorie counting/carb counting/fat counting/etc program IS a diet. Anything that teaches you to restrict and places the emphasis on calories over hunger is a diet. I have been on SP for almost six years and I've gone rounds with obsessively counting calories, militant exercise and body image issues. I turned to intuitive eating out of pure desperation and I am very thankful I did.
Feel free to message me if you ahve any questions or check out the link to the team, we'd love tohave you join!!