I talk to clients all the time that are completely and utterly confused when it comes to what to eat. Our society is full of conflicting information when it comes to food and nutrition, making simple decisions a struggle.
As a holistic Registered Dietitian I believe that health is about more than calories in and calories out or what we eat and how much we exercise. Stress, sleep, emotional connection to food, relationships, etc. all have an impact on overall health and are a piece of the puzzle of wellness. I believe that working with clients to address these different areas of their lives can positively impact health.
In our diet obsessed, weight-focused society we have come to rely on quick-fix solutions to our health issues that result in yo-yoing between being “on a diet” or “off a diet”. Whether it is over-restricting calories to the point of being constantly hungry or blaming one food group or nutrient and attempting to eliminate it from our diet. Eventually we get frustrated because we aren’t satisfied or the pounds aren’t coming off quickly enough and go right back to our old ways. I have heard countless stories of weight lost, but then regained due to some strict, unrealistic diet. Drastic diet and exercise plans are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to sustain long term. Our bodies and minds don’t like being deprived and so they fight against us.
I love helping people learn easy, practical ideas for improving their health through a holistic non-diet approach to nutrition and wellness. Eating and food don’t have to be a struggle.
I have 20 years experience in health and wellness and truly am passionate about helping people develop a healthy relationship with food.