Non-Diet Nutrition Counseling using the Health at Every Size® model
The research is clear: not only do diets NOT work, they are often both physically and emotionally harmful. However, this scientific fact is often overshadowed by cultural, medical, and social pressures to lose weight and fit our bodies into a one-size-fits-all mold. Further complicating the issue is that diets are often disguised as “lifestyle change”, which leads to even greater feelings of shame and failure when the diet ultimately does not work!
The good news is there IS another way, one that can help you foster a peaceful relationship with food and body: the evidence-based Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® models. Utilizing this non-diet approach to nutrition, we can help you achieve better health, vitality, body satisfaction and quality of life.
We understand that seeking treatment for an eating disorder can be an overwhelming experience. We provide a safe and compassionate space to move towards healing through nutrition rehabilitation. We have experience working with the spectrum of eating disorders and disordered eating, and are knowledgeable in the most up to date treatment recommendations and practices. We also recognize that each person’s experience is unique and there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to treatment. We are committed to an individualized and collaborative approach to treatment and recovery from an eating disorder.
Disordered Eating/Chronic Dieting
Do you feel at war with your body, and have a love/hate relationship with food? Disordered eating often goes unnoticed in today’s society, because diet culture teaches us it’s normal to feel this way. There is another way to be with food, one that is easy and peaceful. Through intuitive and mindful eating practices, we will help you re-connect with your body and develop new eating behaviors.
Family Feeding Coaching
Parents feel an enormous amount of pressure to raise “healthy eaters”. As parents ourselves, we understand this pressure well! Yet sometimes the very recommendations that seem like common sense don’t work well in practice. For example – controlling portions, keeping sweets out of the house, discussing healthy vs unhealthy choices, and putting pressure on trying vegetables are all strategies that sound good in theory, but tend to backfire. If you are getting in “food fights” with your kids, noticing they are sneaking or hiding foods, or have concerns about their growth patterns, family feeding coaching may be helpful. We utilize Ellyn Satter’s evidence-based Division of Responsibility model to help parents do their part in feeding so that kids grow up to be competent, joyful eaters.
We have extensive experience working with clients with Type1, Type2, and gestational diabetes in inpatient and outpatient settings. We understand that learning to manage blood sugar is a process; in addition to providing education for blood sugar management, we offer ongoing feedback and support to help you make changes that are sustainable for long-term success.