Learn How to Eat Again... if the conventional restrictions with low calorie dieting is not working long-term for you. Genetics, choices and our environment affect our weight. So can changing are behavior make a difference?
YES! The first step to healing your relationship with food:
Some questions to ask yourself....
Do you want a healthier relationship with food rather than dieting one more time?
Do you trust yourself to choose the right amount if food?
Do you give yourself permission to eat a food you like and enjoy?
When young toddlers/children are eating, their body signals them to know when they are full, satisfied and when they are hungry! Those body and brain connections somewhere are lost as we grow or are told to eat everything by our parents. We learn how to eat from our caregivers. The eating patterns as we get older may change how we eat by being told to ignore those healthy signals "eat all your food on your plate". Maybe just by being in an over-eating family environment; we learn as we grow.
The dieting scene, it can be called the "dieting casualty" can have great power over an individual with all the rules and restrictions that go along with each new diet in the news. Chaos and anxiousness are in control of eating habits. No willpower is not to be blamed.
Being present while eating and finding your stopping point with eating is helpful to notice fullness and appetite changes. Incorporating mindful eating practices that uses short meditations and behavior changing exercises as the catalyst to improve the way we eat.
I focus on no judgements, no shaming, no guilt, no cheating thinking patterns. As a Mindful Eating Practitioner, nutrition cognitive behavior therapist, I have additional training in weight management for children and adults. I use methods to notice hunger, satiety and fullness to easily incorporate into your daily life. Eating exercise to promote the "exercise noticed" during eating. We work together with all of these practices and find the right path for "You". Giving freedom and pleasure back again with eating!!
What is the Well Nourished approach to healthier living?
Why Well Nourished whole body approach? This is another non-diet behavior approach. I am a Certified Well Nourished Coach and one way to transform and nourish the whole body is by creating intentions and setting goals towards changes you want to make in your life.
Talking about what your needs are and what you need help with in your "food life". There are no the food rules just learn to listen to the 8 parts of yourself. Get the support of sound evidence-based nutrition and receive total body health knowledge to help you make a transformation to a better you!
The "Well Nourished Plan" goes beyond food. Eating food may not be what you are hungry for maybe you are not hungry, maybe you are lacking in some other area and need guidance to heal you relationship with food by nourishing the other parts of yourself that are missing out on nourishment. The main goal is to become nourished through mind, body, heart and spirit connections.
Real Life Example:
I had a friend who would eat ice cream every night. He asked, "How could he eat healthier?". I had to find out why he was doing the behavior and I did. He has been losing his friends by them passing away. He was adding the ice cream to temporarily quiet his sadness of loss. We found other ways to fill his social and emotional losses. Also, adding healthier food choices to that evening snack but still kept ice cream a couple times instead of every night.
"With every problem there is a solution!" I always tell my kids and my clients.
Below is an example of the 8 parts of Well Nourished Bowl. The food of life.