Eating Psychology: Uniting Nutrition and Soul
Eating the right foods is only half of the journey to optimal health. The other half includes who you are as an eater.
Eating psychology is a cutting-edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, one of the foremost schools for Nutritional Psychology. Combining dynamic tools and techniques as well as psychological tactics, eating psychology addresses issues like binge eating, weight concerns, poor body image, and various nutritional health matters.
My approach in eating psychology is positive and empowering. Rather than assessing your challenges as being equivalent to something “wrong with you”, I will explore other dimensions and factors in life that can impact your health, your food intake, and your overall body. Together we may examine other parts of your life that may involve relationships, stress, finances, work obligations, family and more. By identifying areas relevant to your current state of well being, I can develop a plan rich in strategies and nutritional principles that are nourishing, realistic, and yield positive results.
How is This Approach to Nutrition Different?
The media is overpopulated with negative messages about how you should look, what you should eat and how you should diet. From a psychological standpoint, the constant subjection to these messages can have a powerful effect on the mind and lead to feelings of weakness, lack of control or a reduction in confidence. Eating psychology combines underlying psychological issues as well as nutritional science to create a strategy that focuses on what is right for your body and lifestyle. Essentially, this approach eliminates the ‘should haves and should not’s; the ‘if’s and else’s’. Rather than seeing a challenge as your “worst enemy”, we will look at it as an opportunity for exploration, self-improvement and growth.
Eating Psychology Strategies that Nourish
Every person has a unique relationship with food. Eating psychology affirms this relationship and its importance. Personalized sessions can help to free you from:
- Overeating or binge eating
- Negative body image
- Chronic dieting
- Compulsive eating
- Mood swings
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive problems
- Nutrition related health concerns
- Disconnection with the self