My aim is to help individuals who have struggled to manage their weight to understand and embrace a health-focused versus weight-focused mindset. I employ non-diet, Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating and Health At Every Size approaches in my work. In doing so, I help individuals learn to trust their body to tell them when, what, and how much to eat, improve their relationship with food, and enjoy all foods without guilt and shame.
I help individuals understand that dieting for weight loss is not only damaging, both mentally and physically, but can lead to weight cycling, poor health, low self-esteem, and negative body image. Diets are often either very restrictive, exclude particular foods, and impose rigid food rules. This can lead to confusion about what, when, how much to eat; a mistrust of internal, intuitive hunger and fullness cues; and guilt related to consuming what one considers to be a “bad” or unhealthy food. Additionally, these diets can lead to nutritional deficiencies and disordered eating (bingeing, restricting, purging, over-exercising, etc.).