Break the Diet Cycle, Improve the Relationship with Your Food and Body, and Heal Your Metabolism.
If you’re tired of dieting and think there must be a better way to approach food and nutrition, you’re in the right place.
A NEW approach to nutrition
Eat in a way that feels good
Intuitive eating offers a holistic approach that is designed to help you heal your relationship with food, body, and movement! When we are able to move into a more neutral and trustworthy place with these things, we can then begin nourishing in a way that truly feels good for us - mentally, emotionally, and physically!
Unlike dieting, intuitive eating is a process, where you will begin to:
Release shame and guilt from eating
Improve and empower your relationship with food and your body
Tune into and/or learn to respect your hunger and fullness cues
Feel confident building balanced and satisfying meals
Integrate the concepts of joyful movement and self-compassion
Body neutrality and respect go hand-in-hand with intuitive eating. In the same way that we can let go of attaching our worth to the foods we consume, we can begin to let go of the idea that our intrinsic value is derived from our body shape or size. Instead, we focus on bringing other, more meaningful and important, health goals to the surface - like improving your energy, focus, sleep quality, emotional or mental resiliency, strength, or stamina!
Signs your relationship with food may need attention:
You feel like you need more “willpower” when it comes to food
You feel like you’re addicted to sugar or spend all day thinking about food
You can’t keep “junk” food around for fear you would eat it all
You feel anxious, guilty, or shameful before or after eating certain foods
You compare what you eat and how you look to others around you
You have "food rules" (i.e., "I should only eat bread once a day", "I can't eat after 7pm", "don't drink your calories")
You "compensate" for 'over' eating (i.e., "make up for it" by eating less at the next meal, exercising to "burn it off")
It is an evidence-based alternative to dieting
One of our goals and areas of expertise at The Nourished Co. is working with clients and the community on healing their relationships with food and body, which is no small feat in a society absolutely shrouded in diet culture (the unfair and unrealistic expectation that there is a “one-size-fits-all” body and that all others are less worthy or “unhealthy”) as well as misinformation surrounding nutrition and how to nourish the body in a balanced and intuitive way…
It has gotten to the point that nowadays it often seems more normal to diet, have our worth wrapped up in our weight, and to gauge our success or willpower based on “how we are doing” with our eating or exercise than it does to listen, respect, and accept our bodies individualized needs for nutrition, movement, and a healthy weight! In the same vein then, we are usually more well-versed and comfortable with being our own harshest critics than we are treating ourselves with compassion or kindness… which makes sense since diet culture is intended to foster discontentment, comparison, and perceived “failure”.