I am a registered dietitian that practices out of a weight inclusive and body-positive philosophy. I use non-diet approaches to assist you in finding out what health means to you, and how to start living your best life in whatever body you find yourself in.
As a society, we have neglected the emotional, social, and psychological aspects of health, and focused all our attention on eating and exercise: we have normalized disordered eating and exercise. My goal is to put an end to diet culture, disordered eating and false assumptions about what healthy actually means.
I do not focus on numbers, meal plans, diets, and weight loss. I focus on how to help you develop a healthy relationship with food and your body. And by adjusting your mindset in this way you may lose some weight, or you may not. What you will find is a happier, calmer, and more accepting you. Doing this is tricky, for me as well as for you: I put you in the driver’s seat while I use my clinical experience and the latest evidence to guide you along the way.
My nutrition counselling embodies the non-diet, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size (HAES®) paradigms.
Ellyn Satter defines ‘normal eating’ as:
– Normal eating is going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it —not just stop eating because you think you should.
– Normal eating is trusting your body to make up for your mistakes in eating.
– Normal eating takes up some of your time and attention but keeps its place as only one important area of your life.
– Normal eating is mostly three meals a day, or four or five, or it can be choosing to munch along the way. It is leaving some cookies on the plate because you know you can have some again tomorrow, or it is eating more now because they taste so wonderful.
– Normal eating is overeating at times, feeling stuffed and uncomfortable. And it can be undereating at times and wishing you had more.
– Normal eating is being able to give some thought to your food selection so you get nutritious food, but not being so wary and restrictive
– Normal eating is giving yourself permission to eat sometimes because you are happy, sad or bored, or just because it feels good.
In short, normal eating is flexible. It varies in response to your hunger, your schedule, your proximity to food and your feelings.
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