The Nutritionist who never
talks about food
While my official title is Registered Holistic Nutritionist, my students and clients like to joke that I’m “the Nutritionist who never talks about food.”
That’s because I don’t talk about protein grams, carbs or portion sizes.
I don’t create meal plans or post recipes on Pinterest.
In my experience, the women I work with already know what they should be eating and not eating (for the most part), what they struggle with is doing it consistently. And that’s where I come in.
I teach my students how to go deeper under the surface and literally reprogram and rewire the old “operating system”that’s driving the old habits and patterns that are preventing them from moving forward.
Approaches like dieting, deprivation and guilt all work againstthe way our brains are naturally wired, which is why they almost always eventually fail. Instead, I show people how they can start working withtheir brain’s natural wiring setting themselves up for long-term success that no longer feels like a daily fight!
I was a busy working mom with two kids under the age of 5 and a husband who had recently quit his job to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer.
I’d always been interested in health, but when I found myself having to give 100% at work, 100% at home, and also support my husband, taking care of myself went out the window. I was just trying to get through the day and keep all the balls in the air!
My weight crept up. I started to struggle with blood sugar issues and even depression. I was miserable. It felt like I was drowning.
I wanted to lose weight. I wanted to feel better.
So, just like you,
I tried everything.
Weight Watchers, low-carb, vegan, low-fat, Atkins, low-sugar, South Beach and so many others that I can’t even remember.
I did Tae Bo, PX90, ran a 10K and took up yoga. Lots of things worked for a bit, but eventually I’d make excuses, go back to my old ways and the weight would come right back on.
Sounds familiar, right?
Inside, I felt fat and unattractive. I bought big, “flowy” clothes in an attempt to cover my body, and I even hated the way I looked in all of those. I avoided being in social situations. I no longer recognized the woman I saw when I looked in the mirror.
I felt like a failure. I saw other working moms who went to the gym five nights a week and looked great. Why couldn’t I get my act together and do that?
Eventually, I decided that the problem must be that, because of all the confusing diet advice out there, I just didn’t know exactlywhat I should be eating or how much or when. I’d always been interested in learning about health, so I decided to go back to school part-time to become a Nutritionist. Surely then I would know exactly what I should eat and be able to easily lose the weight and keep it off, right?
Change your relationship with food
from the inside out
As soon as I started seeing the power of focusing – not on the food, but on my brain – on my thoughts, feelings and habits – everything changed.
I stopped beating myself up when I made a choice I wasn’t thrilled with and I started getting super curious about what was really going on with me.
As I got better and better at using these tools, I was able to break my old, stubborn habits and replace them with new, healthier habits in a way that felt natural and automatic.
I no longer felt like I was fighting my own brain. I felt like every part of my brain was on the same page. No more tug-of-war. Making the healthy choices eventually just became a non-issue for me. My new default. My new normal.
Do I still love chocolate? Absolutely! But now I can indulge in it in a mindful and meaningful way and not use it simply because I’m tired or stressed or bored.
It’s the most free I’ve ever felt in my life!