And since you hit menopause, it’s just gotten tougher.
You know that diets don't work but what other option is there? You feel kinda stuck.
You’re feeling scared for your health. You don’t know what to eat anymore or who to believe and you’re overwhelmed by all the mixed messages out there.
You can’t control your food cravings and you feel like once you start eating you won't know how to stop. It's like you have a bottomless pit.
You just want to eat normally and feel normal.
Imagine with me for a minute...
You're able to eat that piece of chocolate cake without the guilt and stop when you’re satisfied.
Eating with others becomes a pleasurable experience because you trust yourself to enjoy eating what you want.
You're able to enjoy that special dinner without feeling like you blew it and have to start fresh tomorrow to get back on track
You're able to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full.
You’re finally able to explore what matters most to you because now your brain isn't taken over by diet thoughts.
Over my 20+ years as a nutritionist, I have found that many of my clients feel stuck.
They want so badly to eat "well" and achieve that "healthy" weight - but no matter how hard they try they can't seem to be able to get there.
In fact, with each attempt, it becomes harder and harder.
I remember one client saying to me “I don’t know what else I can cut out!"
Intuitive Eating recognizes that you have the inner wisdom to decide when you're hungry and when to stop eating because you've had enough.
This approach helps you learn to eat in ways that are satisfying and that nourish your body.
It's a compassionate self-care approach. This means that you have the right to enjoy food and take care of your self-care needs.
Intuitive Eating recognizes that your body shape and size is as unique as your thumb print and should be respected and honoured.
The Intuitive Eating approach is also evidenced-based - there's solid research to back it up.
Start healing your relationship with food NOW
In Peace with Food & Body through Intuitive Eating Program you’ll discover….
- That not only do diets not work, they are harmful
- That weight gain experienced during midlife - specifically menopause - is actually protective for things like heart disease and osteoporosis.
- That you can learn to tune into AND trust your hunger signals
- That it is possible to go through an entire day without feeling controlled by cravings and constant thoughts about food.
- How to dismantle your food rules and navigate comments and rules from others
- That you’re actually capable of sitting down to a meal and stopping when you’re full. You might even leave some food on your plate because you've had enough!
- You will learn to find other ways to cope with stress without turning to food.
- You will start to enjoy moving your body for enjoyment
- How to eat in ways that are nourishing and honour your body - and your taste buds
- How to be kind and patient with yourself as you embark on a process that takes time but is worth the journey.
A 5-month online program for women in midlife who want to have a healthy relationship with food, eating & their body
How to reject diets and diet mentality
How to challenge those judgemental rules & thoughts
What’s going on with your body in Menopause
To give yourself permission to have all foods
To make peace with food and rediscover enjoyment in eating
How to manage food cravings and emotional eating
How to move towards Body Acceptance
What to eat to nourish your body & enjoy movement
Your hunger & fullness cues without guilt
Trusting yourself with the pleasure of eating
Eating mindfully and tuning into the sensations of eating
Self-compassion & Body Kindness
Week 1 Welcome Module - Expectations & Goals, Learn about process learning, Assess your intuitive eating skills
Week 2 Introduction Module - What is Intuitive Eating?, What kind of eater are you? Moving through the stages of Intuitive Eating
Weeks 3-5 Reject the Diet Mentality - Healthy weight demystified, Weight is not a predictor of health, Why diets are harmful & don't work, What do we mean by Natural weight, What is diet mentality?
Week 6 Menopause & Metabolism - How do I know when I'm in menopause? What the heck is going on in my body? Menopause & weight gain, Introduction to HAES (Health at Every Size)
Week 7 Honour Your Hunger - The importance of Self-Care, Mechanisms that trigger appetite and eating, What are typical hunger signals? What is interoceptor awareness?
Week 8 Make Peace with Food - How to give yourself unconditional permission to eat, What is habituation response? How to know whether you're ready to make peace with food
Weeks 9 & 10 Challenge the Food Police! - taking the morality out of food, Food & Body myths, Understanding & dismantling cognitive distortions
Week 11 Discover the Satisfaction Factor - Why is satisfaction so important? Mindful Eating Exercise
Week 12 Feel Your Fullness - Barriers to fullness, Distracted eating,
Weeks 13&14 Cope with your emotions with kindness - the emotional eating continuum, Self-care revisited, Learn to cope with your emotions
Weeks 15 &16 Respect your body - Accept your body's genetic blueprint, Reframing distorted thoughts, How to navigate negative body talk, Diet talk and fat shaming
Week 17 Movement Feel the Difference - Health Benefits to exercise, Mindful Movement, Physical activity guidelines, Potential barriers to exercise
Week 18 Honour Your Health with Gentle Nutrition - What is Body-Food Choice Congruance? How to make food choices that honour your health and are satisfying
Weeks 19 & 20 Putting it Altogether - Authentic Health, How to make change, What's next?