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Most people are unaware that the thoughts that we put in our mind are more important than the food we put in our mouths.  How we feel about ourselves affects the choices we make about what, why, when, how & where we eat. 

However, traditional weight loss methods are oriented entirely to the physical body, but not your mind. “Just eat less and move more.”

But we believe that losing weight and getting to our healthier body weight is also about our thoughts and beliefs – in other words, it’s as much a mental game as it is a physical one.

First thing’s first, THIS IS NOT JUST A DIET PROGRAM.

In our counseling sessions we focus on healthy eating, and try to stay away from the idea of diets and restriction.   

Often the word “diet” brings to mind negative concepts:  the need for excessive discipline along with denial and deprivation.  Then there’s also the fact that diets often fail – statistics show that around 96% of people put their weight back on again; often immediately, or certainly within 3-5 years of losing it. Then in a vicious cycle, they try again only to have the same thing happen. 

The diet industry is a global multi-million-dollar industry. Common weight programs offer all sorts of support, diet products, websites, information etc., but what they don’t offer is an obvious sustainable mindset change!  Why would they?  If they were to offer people a way to radically change their mindset so that they get lasting control of their weight, then they would miss out on their multi-million-dollar business! 

Dieters “do what diet culture teaches them to do by dieting.”but then, when it doesn’t work, they blame themselves rather than the diet.”

This can lead to what is known as “yo-yo dieting” – An on/off syndrome of initially well-intentioned weight loss efforts repeatedly sabotaged which actually leads to weight gain!  Gaining and losing weight affects us emotionally.  More often than not, there is an erosion of self-belief, self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence and self-trust.

Working with us means that you are creating powerful ways of re-programming the ‘self-sabotage’ button and learning to love yourself, prioritize yourself and understanding what you are truly hungry for? and then weight loss is just a side effect.

We believe:

“For Life long weight loss, lose the diet”

Change Your Mind!  Change Your Body!

Our approach to weight loss and wellness is to address the mindset first. No diets, no calorie counting, no weigh-ins. Believe it or not, removing the pressure to lose weight helps to achieve it.

Of course, mindful eating and active living will also play a role.  We start with a personalized nutrition plan as we believe one size doesn’t fit all. For the most part, small changes that you’re ready for, one after the other, will get you where you want to go.

This is not cookie cutter approach.  We believe everyone is unique and expecting everyone to follow the same template is ineffective and unsustainable. But that’s not to say you won’t be challenged.

You will be challenged to explore your thinking, beliefs and behaviors. And you will be challenged to stretch, trying things you’ve never tried.

You will be encouraged to accept yourself as you are, and to make yourself important in order to find the resolve to follow through with new behaviors.

You will be supported to feel safe, accepted, and to make mistakes.

Identifying your limiting beliefs, stressors and personal core values is part of the process. As is identifying why you eat. You will learn mindful eating, and to cope with stress in ways that support your health rather than diminish it.

We accept most insurances.

Please call our office to know more about your counseling benefits.

Let the journey begin!

Schedule the first nutrition counseling session at NO COST to you.