One who practices intuitive eating! Research shows that weight stigma and fatphobia do more harm to your health than any specific food. Which is good news, because I love a good donut. We’ll work on learning what foods feel good to your body so you can make more informed and intentional decisions.
Almost every single client comes to me with this goal—it’s okay! But intentional weight loss simply does not work, we both know it, and boatloads of research supports it. Our work together focuses on listening to your body and practicing health-promoting behaviors. This may or may not affect your weight, but it will positively affect your wellbeing when it’s no longer your main goal. I’m sure that sounds scary! But what’s scarier is all the time and energy and life spent so focused on weight instead of important moments, joys, and pleasures.
Weight is not an accurate marker of health—there are plenty of sick thin people out there—nor is BMI, which was actually created by an astrologer(!) and was never meant to be used the way it is in current health care settings. What’s more important are health behaviors and other determinants like access to food, proper health care, and genetics. I can help you communicate with your care team and implement changes that fit with your unique body and lifestyle.
No, sorry! My approach focuses on really getting in tune with your body so you have the tools and resources to do this on your own. I am happy to offer recipes ideas and suggest foods for you, but only you know what feels good in your body. That doesn’t mean you won’t have structure if that’s what you need! I will guide you towards creating that structure for yourself, which is much more sustainable.
- Emotional eating / stress eating
- Body image
- Chronic dieting
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Hormone balance and blood sugar balance
- Managing symptoms through a tailored, health-supportive diet
- Transitioning into a healthier lifestyle and getting more variety in your meals
- Better communicating with your health care team and understanding doctor recommendations
Unfortunately I do not accept insurance. If cost is a concern, please ask about payment plan options. My sliding scale availability is currently full.
I do not offer refunds. This is a partnership and I encourage you to take advantage of the sessions that we have together and commit to doing the work—I will be here for you every step of the way.