FOOD IS NOT THE ENEMY
Have you ever been in the middle of a diet, frowning at every carb you see, following all these arbitrary rules, and thought to yourself as you lift a piece of dry lettuce to your lips: “Am I going to have to eat this way for the rest of my life???”
Cue the trail of obscenities, overwhelm, giving up, and starting all over.
How many times do you want to go through that again before admitting diets are total BS?
THAT'S RIGHT. DIETS. DON'T. WORK.
You know it, I know it, the diet industry knows it—that’s how they get you to keep coming back.
In fact, most of the research done on diets has been focused on men, not taking into account your hormonal cycle that fluctuates all throughout the month (because it’s harder to study so they just… don’t do it).
Chronic dieting can then affect everything from your PMS symptoms to hormone health, gut health, mental health, and more.
It’s a tool of the patriarchy to make us believe we’re destined to suffer because if we found out the truth, boy would the power dynamics change!
- you found a way to stop the cycle of dieting and just exist without constantly thinking about food…
…without beating yourself up for getting “off track” and promising to be “good” tomorrow?
- you began to align with the natural ebbs and flows of your menstrual cycle…
…and worked with your body instead of resisting its energy, mood, libido, hunger, creativity, stamina fluctuations every day?
You are not a machine. It’s time to become an expert in your own body and discover the superpowers that have been inside you all along.
Treating your body well and doing what feels good should be second nature, and it CAN BE. There is nothing wrong with YOU—it’s the tools we’ve been given that aren’t fit for our actual bodies or lifestyles.
There’s a lot of fear and discomfort around getting out of the vicious cycle, leaving dieting behind, fully trusting yourself, and challenging your standards of beauty—for some it’s almost like letting go of an old friend.
But in my opinion, it’s an act of rebellion to take control of your health. To turn your back on patriarchal standards of living, honor your natural cycles, and get in tune with your body and feminine energy — it takes radical belief in yourself and courage to swim against the current and get in your own flow.
SMASH THE PATRIARCHY… AND YOUR SCALE!
All the quick fixes and miracle solutions out there ignore a hugely important aspect of changing your eating habits: the emotional impact. That’s what keeps people coming back!
Once I figured out that actually paying attention to your body was KEY to making healthy habits second nature (without weight loss being a goal, can you imagine??) everything became clear.
These days I have a much more relaxed relationship with food and my body… so I can focus my energy on my relationship, spiritual practice, friends, family, and causes I care about instead of how many calories are in my dinner.
I have completely shifted my mindset around eating and know how to use food as an ALLY, rather than the enemy we’ve been trained to view it as.
A PARTNER IN HEALTH
I help my clients repair their hormones and relationship with food through strategies that strengthen their mindset, intuition, and self-trust.
I use a holistic, weight-inclusive approach in my practice that considers your lived experience and all the personal, environmental, and systemic factors that brought you here today. If you’re into the woo-woo stuff, too, this kitchen witch has got it, but it’s cool if that’s not your thing!
We do this together through a tailored approach covering your habits, your meals, and your mindset. I’m your partner, cheerleader, and guide committed to helping you navigate emotional eating, necessary dietary restrictions, or other health issues while nurturing a positive relationship with food.
Culturally Sensitive Counseling & Weight Inclusivity from Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (2020)
Certified Functional Nutrition Coach from the Functional Nutrition Certification Program (2020) by Josh Gitalis, the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.
National Nutrition Certification from Utah State University Extension (2017)
Culinary Nutrition Expert Certification from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition (2016)