Less Dieting, More LIFE
A Mindful Eating Approach
95% of all diets FAIL! It is not because we did something wrong- It’s because counting calories, points, excluding certain foods or food groups take us to a state of imbalance and dis-ease.
The truth is that most people who go on a diet re-gain the weight they have lost (and then some) within five years. In addition to this, people engaging in dieting behaviors are more likely to have poorer mental and physical health. They may also experience more body dissatisfaction and are at risk of experiencing disordered eating.
So why don’t diets or popular eating trends work?
Well, most apply a one size fits all approach to everyone; which is great if we were all the same (but we are not). You are unique right down to your nutritional needs, likes and dislikes. Therefore, what works for others may not be suitable for you; or may seem to work initially, but after a while becomes too difficult or boring to maintain. More and more evidence is emerging showing that taking a non-diet approach to weight management and optimizing health can have holistic health benefits such as; decreasing blood pressure, decreasing LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol), increasing physical activity, increasing body satisfaction, improving dietary patterns and in most cases decreasing and stabilizing weight.
Traditional Dieting versus a Mindful Eating Approach
What the Mindful Eating Approach aims to do
- Help you improve your relationship with food
- Move from a place of body discomfort to body comfort
- Be able to enjoy all food without feeling guilty or anxious
- Reduce or resolve non-hungry eating or binge eating
- Find enjoyment moving your body
- Focus on ingredients, not calories
- Treat yourself; don’t cheat yourself
- Escape the diet cycle once and for all
Is this too good to be true?
The mindful eating approach will teach you how to eat intuitively again. Eating intuitively involves trusting your body to let you know when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat, rather than letting external influences dictate these things (which is what happens when you are following a traditional diet). As your Health & Nutrition Coach, I can guide you down a path that will enable you to reconnect with your appetite, reduce non-hungry eating and nourish your body with a wide range of foods; all the while taking into consideration your work, social life and family circumstances.