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For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve watched our health decline. Autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome have become rampant while obesity affects more than half the population. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control and we need to exercise, exercise, exercise.  The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice, the result is people are confused about what to eat and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism.

How is my approach different?

I’m a new kind of health coach focusing on your individual needs.  I combine “The Wahl’s Protocol,” Andrea Nakayama’s Digestive Intensive, with my certification from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to address the health concerns created by a climate of misinformation and over-generalization. You are an individual–your body’s needs are as individual as your personality.   My goal is to walk beside you as we discover what’s right for your health goals and personal style.  When we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration.  Instead of seeing these challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement.  In my training at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I’ve learned to help clients reach their highest goals not through strategies that punish, but through those that nourish.

My approach is positive and empowering.  I don’t see eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you,” but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that affect food consumption, weight, and health.  Often, our difficulties with food and health are connected to work, money, relationships, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more.  By working on the places that are most relevant for you, we can achieve success more easily.  As an Eating Psychology Coach, I support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.

If you have a “chronic incurable illness” such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, parkinson’s,

If you are tired of dieting because you know you’ve lost the same pounds—over and over again,

If you’re just tired, especially after a good meal,

If food or thoughts about it lead you to feel ashamed, embarrassed or helpless,

If “diet” has become just another four letter word,

If you are looking for positive and empowering strategies to help you navigate the world of food,

Then, perhaps I can help.

To decide if this approach might work for you, I am offering a 20-minute phone consultation—free of charge.  Just call me at: (909) 654-4150.