My food philosophy is simple. My health goals guide my daily habits. I personally follow a mostly plant-based eating pattern, yet I am a true Mindful & Instinctive Eating Practitioner at heart.
My nutrition counseling approach is rooted in the concept of eating thoughtfully. Eating thoughtfully means to focus on HOW and WHY we eat, rather than simply WHAT we are eating. Why does that matter?
Eating thoughtfully helps you distinguish between emotional & physical hunger. Eating thoughtfully helps increase awareness of food-related triggers. Your food choices are guided by personal preference, & how these foods make you FEEL!
Therefore, the eating pattern that makes one person feel good physically & mentally could be completely different from the next person... and that’s totally okay! As a Nutrition Therapist, my #1 goal is to help clients see past food being “good” or “bad”, and to make peace with food once and for all!
I am dedicated to helping people heal their relationship with food. Whether it’s pastrami, pears, pizza or parsnips - all foods serve a purpose.
It’s very common that we take on the same food beliefs and chronic dieting behaviors that started from our grandparents or parents. As we grow up in a society that is so heavily influenced by diet culture, it is understandable that it feels uncomfortable to deconstruct this belief system about food and negative body image. The trust with food has to be rebuilt.
When trust with food is violated it takes time to regain the trust.
Diet culture demonizes certain foods and food groups, while elevating other foods. It normalizes a dysfunctional relationship with food and unhealthy body ideals. The diet state of mind is dangerous because it goes way beyond simple food rules. Its incessant thoughts about food and body weight that affect our sleep, the choices of clothes we wear, our confidence, etc.
I invite you on a journey with me to make peace with food, starting with the renewal of your mind. Each of our nutrition services are rooted in the principles of intuitive eating. This shifts the focus away from restriction and reintroduces satisfaction back into your eating world. Being free from the shackles of dieting makes space for the things that truly bring you joy in life.
Intuitive eating is the connection between our instincts, thoughts and emotions regarding food:
Habituation is the key to intuitive eating:
Begin with this Intuitive Eating Roadmap: