Are you sick of yo-yo dieting, losing weight then regaining even more weight?
Are you sick of the way you look and feel?
Does stepping on the scale make you feel miserable?
Are you tired of feeling either deprived or out of control around food?
You have probably spent years trying to lose weight for health and happiness. On a diet and off a diet, battling cravings, eating tasteless foods, unbelievable small portions and obsessing over what you cannot eat. Did you know that diets have a 95% failure rate? With only a 5% success rate, it is clear that diets are doomed for failure! It is not your lack of willpower or discipline, it’s that diets simply do not work. Although you may think dietitians help you lose weight, we actually can help with so much more. We can work with you to make nutrition changes that will help you feel better without dieting. Healing your relationship with food and diets is the first step to making peace with your healthiest weight and body image, and we can help you break free from the dieting mentality and improve your health and happiness without deprivation.
Steps to Health and Happiness without Dieting
Reconnect to Hunger and Fullness
Yes, it is important to feel your body’s natural hunger and fullness cues. Dieting teaches you to ignore or “trick” your hunger and fullness cues which is why dieting ultimately backfires. After you stop following the diet, your weight rebounds back to its original weight or even higher than you started. It is important to know that you do not have to be on a diet to feel healthy or happy. We can help you find long-term food freedom by learning how to tune back into your body’s wisdom through intuitive eating.
Stop Feeling Guilt and Shame about Your Diet and Your Body
We live in a world of diet culture where billions of dollars are spent trying to get you to feel terrible about the size or shape of your body. We are constantly bombarded with messages from social media, health professionals, friends, and family to lose weight, leading to feelings of guilt and shame, which make self-care impossible. We believe in the pursuit of health, regardless of body size. By working with our dietitians, you can start living and taking better care of yourself and your body using the Health at Every Size (HAES) principles. When you spend less time thinking about food, it leaves room to focus on self-care, a healthier body, healthier relationships, mindfulness, peace of mind, and have more fun in your life.
Overcome Emotional Eating and Stress Eating
We live in a world that is full of stressors and oftentimes, food can be a soothing mechanism to deal with stress or uncomfortable emotions. If you feel like stress and emotions are driving your food choices, we can help guide you through the practice of mindful eating. You will begin to understand your body’s hunger and fullness signals and reduce the stress of feeding yourself and your family.
Nutrition App for Intuitive Eating Skills
We have specialized nutrition apps where you can communicate with you dietitian about the food you are eating and details about the when, where and how you are eating. You can also take photos of the food you are eating so that your dietitian can best help you. The really good news is that this app does not have traditional “dieting” techniques that backfire such as calories, points, and portion sizes. Instead it focuses on self-care including hunger, fullness, emotions, physical pain, hydration and more.
You are Not Alone
We also offer food and mood groups to help you add more people into your world who are practicing better forms of self-care. Don’t go at it alone. Surround yourself with a positive environment that will foster a sense of community and empower you to make the changes needed to improve your health and happiness.
How can Intuitive Eating Help?
There is a way to make peace with food and your body without traditional dieting and we can help you do it. Intuitive eating helps take the stress out of eating and focuses on what is most important: your physical and mental health. We can help you learn the principles of intuitive eating so that you will be happier and healthier than you have ever been. Becoming an intuitive eater doesn’t happen overnight, which is why help from a trained professional is so important. We’ll help you navigate the journey and set you up for long-term intuitive eating success.
No matter where you are today, we can help you
Whether you have been on a dieting rollercoaster, a binge cycle or if you are concerned about your weight and health, we can show you how to break free from the harmful dieting cycle.
We know diets fail, and that’s why we focus on an intuitive eating program for chronic dieting. Let us teach you how to keep food from getting in the way of living your life with our intuitive eating program. You are not alone, our compassionate dietitians can help you repair your relationship with food using Health at Every Size (HAES) principles and Intuitive Eating.
We will support you through your journey of better self-care without all the guilt, shame and self-loathing of dieting. We will help you find peace, freedom from food struggles and empower you to live the life that you were meant to live!
Its time to throw away the scale and embrace nourishing and nurturing self-care to last a lifetime.
Find Food Freedom in an inclusive space
Our registered dietitians are here to help you. We provide care for individuals of all sizes, ages, races, ethnicities, genders and those in the LGBTQ community who need support from providers in a compassionate, non-judgmental space.
Intuitive Eating Resources:
Our dietitians have authored two books on intuitive eating. Our first book is titled Taste the Sweet Rebellion: REBEL Against Dieting and the most recent book is NOURISHED: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.
Taste the Sweet Rebellion: REBEL Against Dieting
This is unlike any other “diet” book you have ever read. Why? Because our book encourages you to break out of the dieting prison and REBEL Against Diets while Tasting The Sweet REBELLION.
NOURISHED: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating
Our book, Nourished: 10 ingredients to happy, healthy eating will take you down the path of nourishing your body from start to finish. Explore how you eat now and how to adopt the principles of intuitive eating.
Intuitive Eating Blog Posts
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