Intuitive Eating Nutrition Services
Courage to Nourish has experienced intuitive eating aligned dietitians who provide intuitive eating and weight inclusive nutrition counseling.
Thank you for visiting this page. It is extremely brave to begin your intuitive eating journey. We are a team of experienced, compassionate and trusting registered dietitian nutritionists who have all dedicated our careers to helping those explore intuitive eating and improve relationships with food.
We’d love to work with you along your intuitive eating journey. And to offer a non-judgmental and safe space to discuss food and body image concerns.
You may have thought of seeing a dietitian for a while now, but are worried about finding the right “fit.” Maybe you’re worried about the dietitian imposing food rules, restricting you or asking you to count calories.. At Courage to Nourish, our goal is to support you in finding food freedom and flexibility.
Intuitive eating is right for you if you
- Have been dieting for years and are exhausted from the diet “rollercoaster”
- Are looking to improve your relationship with food and body
- Would like to manage nutrition concerns through a weight inclusive framework
- Want to let go of food rules and restrictions
- Want to incorporate more flexibility into your eating and/or exercise routine
- Are hoping to feel better in your body and improve body image
What you can expect from working with us is
- Consistent one-on-one appointments that act as a safe space to discuss nutrition, exercise and body image
- Email and text support in between sessions
- A small caseload for individualized, quality care
- Personalized meal planning guidance and support
- Goals setting specific to your journey
- Restaurant outings
- Grocery store outings
We approach each of our clients with the understanding that this is your journey. It’s our goal to work alongside you to help guide you in reconnecting with your bodies’ innate wisdom of hunger, fullness, cravings and movement. We aim to create a trusting relationship where you will feel comfortable to take a leap to challenge beliefs and rules rooted in diet culture that are no longer serving you.
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What is an Intuitive Eating Dietitian?
As intuitive eating dietitians, we help support you in getting back in touch with the innate wisdom that your own body holds. This means letting go of external diets, and food and exercise rules, and slowly relearning what your food and movement needs are. As intuitive eating dietitians, we are never going to tell you what you can or cannot eat. We are here to accompany you on a journey of self discovery to a more positive, meaningful relationship with food.
How can Intuitive Eating help?
Embracing the process of intuitive eating can help you finally let go of the cage that diet culture puts around you. Diet culture is a system of beliefs that idolizes thinness and equates thinness to health and morality. It puts certain foods on a pedestal and it demonizes other foods. Embracing intuitive eating can get you off of the endless rollercoaster of dieting, and finally help you make peace with food once and for all.
What does the process of Intuitive Eating look like?
Intuitive Eating is a framework that challenges diet culture by refocusing on health. It teaches us to connect with our bodies and feed them without judgment. There are 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating. Some of the core principles include rejecting the diet mentality, honoring your hunger and fullness, making peace with food, and respecting your body. We will work through these 10 principles with you at your own pace and in whatever order you feel most comfortable with. Learning to trust yourself and your body through this process can be overwhelming and scary. We are here to help every step of the way and recognize that there will be many hurdles and challenges to conquer together.
We align ourselves with the Health at Every Size© or HAES© approach and value diversity and inclusion.
We believe every individual deserves compassionate and adequate care. Not only do we work through a weight inclusive framework, but we also promote anti-racism, gender inclusivity and aim to make our nutrition counseling a safe and non-judgmental space for ALL humans. If health is something you’d like to work toward, we focus on health promoting behaviors instead of changing body shape and size. We do not provide diet or weight loss services. We welcome and encourage conversations about how various identities our clients hold impact their relationship with food, body and movement. Our team is committed to learning, growing and taking action when it comes to advocating for our clients' wellbeing.
Read more about HAES by visiting The Association For Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)'s website.
To learn more about the intersection of race and diet culture, consider reading Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fatphobia by Sabrina Strings or Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da'Shaun L. Harrison.
Please also consider visiting our Resources page. We have social media account suggestions, book suggestions, and podcast suggestions to learn more about HAES, inclusivity, anti-racism and body positivity.
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