Supportive, Intuitive, Mindful, Pleasurable, Liberating, Everything else...
Supportive – Does this choice support your needs for this meal or snack?
Intuitive - Will this meal or snack satisfy your hunger as well as taste?
Mindfulness - Can you approach this choice with awareness of your hunger and fullness?
Pleasurable – Is this choice one that you will enjoy?
Liberating - Is your choice made with freedom or does it impose unnecessary restrictions?
Everything else - How do you handle sleep, stress, movement?
An Authentic Eating Approach
An authentic eating approach simplifies nutrition information. It recognizes that energy needs and body weight is highly individualized and cannot be determined by standardized tables and fitness apps. Authentic eating embraces a compassionate way of nourishing yourself and developing a peaceful relationship with food and your body. Through this approach, you can release yourself from guilt and shame related to diets and diet culture, learn to cope with emotions without only turning to food, trust yourself and nourish your body without starving it. I help those who struggle with their relationship with food find peace with foodand learn to enjoy food again.
Authentic Eating and Health
Authentic eating patterns allow us to enhance health and improve health outcomes (balanced blood sugars, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and find your natural weight). Nutrition counseling begins with a personalized approach to food as well as movement. It takes into account your lifestyle, as well as your health-related goals and finds a way to put them together.
Nutrition Counseling can help make food and nutrition simple. We can work on:
- High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-diabetes, Food allergies, Food sensitivities or Auto-immune conditions such as Celiac Disease
- Meal challenges due to shift work, working long hours, travel
- Easier ways to feed families, young children, busy teenagers or picky and selective eaters
- How to navigate the grocery store