What is an Anti-Diet Health Coach?
Anti-diet (or Non-Diet) health coaching means I don't work with intentional weight loss to "improve" health. I use weight-inclusive, fat-positive, and intuitive eating practices while coaching clients. I don't advocate for weight-loss goals, restricting foods, or "fad" diets. Your worth is not wrapped up in your body size. Read that again. Weight loss isn't "on the back burner" with me because all my work is weight neutral. We can work to improve your health, strength, flexibility, and mobility without changing your body size or weight.
Research shows that dieting doesn't work and, in fact, is the best predictor of long-term weight gain. Dieting creates food obsession, binging, weight cycling, chronic dieting, and eating disorders. Dieting also divorces you from your own internal hunger and satiety cues. Dieting trains your metabolism to do more with less and puts your body into a perpetual starvation state, which as you can imagine is damaging to your long-term health.
However, research does show that health can be improved using many other factors that have nothing to do with weight loss or caloric restriction. Working with me will help you reconnect with your innate body wisdom. Together we will untangle the rule and belief systems of diet culture to repair your relationship with food and exercise. Enjoy eating and exercise again!
I was trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating which unites the psychology behind eating habits and nutrition science. This approach looks at who we are as eaters as well as how and what we eat. You are welcome to read more about the school and their philosophy at their website: http://psychologyofeating.com
What is Mind Body Nutrition?
"Mind Body Nutrition™ is an exciting new approach that looks at the psycho-physiology of how digestion, assimilation, calorie burning and all the nutritive functions of the body are literally and scientifically impacted by stress, relaxation, thought, emotion, pleasure, our personal story, eating rhythm, eating speed, awareness, and so much more. WHAT we eat is half the story of good nutrition. The other half of the story is WHO we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition™ provides this all-important missing link to metabolic health." - The Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Learn more about Mind Body Nutrition here.
What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?
"Dynamic Eating Psychology™ is an eating psychology for everyone. It’s a positive approach that sees all of our eating concerns as an opportunity for growth and transformation. It explores how our food challenges are here to teach us, rather than enemies to be attacked. It looks to uncover the connections between our personal world and our unwanted eating habits." - The Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Learn more about Dynamic Eating Psychology here.