I love the color purple. I take couch naps pretty seriously. I believe in leaving my desk for lunch. I teach Zumba. I gravitate toward a minimalistic life. I have a thing for watching the sunrise. I've learnedthat living a full life doesn't come from an empty stomach. I am wildly passionate about probiotics, omega-3 fats, plant-based diets and reducing inflammation with...(gasp!)...food. I am a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and a Mindful & Instinctive Eating Practitioner.
Contrary to popular belief, my role as a dietitian isn’t to tell someone what and when to eat, but find out how and why a client is eating. My philosophy is rooted in the mindful and instinctive eating approach, which shifts from a diet-centered approach to a whole-body approach.
The initial intervention is to heal the relationship with food. The cycle of weight loss and weight gain is physically unhealthy on its own, and the emotional stigma attached to it inflicts another round of damage. The role of a dietitian has shifted from handing out meal plans to helping others find peace with food.
Unlike other vices, there is an unavoidable necessity of eating. Food is everywhere. From the second you wake up you’re faced with thousands of food related decisions. And for the high percentage of the population who have grown to have a love-hate relationship with food...the prevalence of food decisions and food conversations could feel daunting.
What are you feeding your mind in to make peace with food?
Peace with food cannot be bought on a shelf or even on Amazon with free 2-day shipping. It’s a series of decisions. It’s a mindset.
Social media is awash with claims that diets solve all the world's problems. The blogosphere is full of anecdotes saying the key to weight loss is through restriction. If dieting worked, why are we constantly starting a new one? It’s no secret why diet programs are part of a multi-billion dollar industry with lifelong customers.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be as complicated as Gwyneth Paltrow makes it or as scary as the recent Netflix documentaries.
Are you ready to make peace with food, starting with the renewal of your mind? I would love to meet you, learn your story and map out a plan that leads to becoming a mindful and instinctive eater! Click here to get goin'!