Mind l Body l Food
I offer personal training and eating psychology coaching to help you reach your fitness goals and overcome your food related challenges.
Eating Psychology Coaching is a cutting edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, chronic dieting, mindless eating, and various nutrition related health concerns.
As an eating psychology coach and personal trainer, my approach to health is positive and empowering. I don't see your challenges merely as a sign that "something is wrong with you" or a “lack of willpower” - but rather as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight, fitness, and health.
Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress, and so much more. I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.
Feeling a little confused around food and exercise?
For far too long, we've been inundated by negative messages about food, weight, diet, and exercise. We've been told that we're willpower weaklings or that we need more control while the majority of fitness and nutrition experts promote conflicting and confusing advice. The result? People are rightfully confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and fitness.
In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from fitness, nutrition science, and eating psychology. By eliminating the "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts", I focus on what's right for your body and your personal style.
As we work together int his way, your health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement.
In my practice I use Dynamic Eating Psychology, a positive, empowering, and transformational approach designed to help anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight, and health not as an indication that we're broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve.
Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders, but Dynamic Eating Psychology is for everyone. Our relationship with food has important messages to teach us if we choose to listen. I believe that our challenges with eating, weight, and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions - relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaningful fulfillment, and so much more.
Our bodies were designed to move, and to keep them sedentary is to keep them from expressing their full potential. When we engage in physical activity, a cascade of feel good endorphins are released, our stress levels decrease, and our self efficacy tends to skyrocket. Through artfully crafted, individualized strength training programs, we will move fitness from the “chore” category to an opportunity to achieve goals you never thought possible.
I aim to educate my clients about program design, proper form, gym etiquette, recovery, and more so they can walk into any gym in the world and confidently put together their own workout that makes them feel alive.
Mind-Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. Mind-Body Nutrition goes far beyond "eat this, not that" by focusing on the fascinating connections between the brain, body, and behavior.
Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind-Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, mindfulness, pleasure, meal timing, and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. It offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our time.
My coaching is NOT for you if you identify with any of the following...
you are currently being treated for a clinical eating disorder
you just want someone to give you a meal plan
you're not quite ready to scratch the surface and dig a little deeper around your eating and body image challenges
My coaching is for you if resonate with any of the following...
you're fed up with "failing" at diets
you're confused about what to eat
you don’t know what to do at the gym
you're self conscious about your body and can't turn off that inner mean girl
you’re tired of slogging away on treadmills and spin bikes with no results
you find yourself comparing yourself to other women
you've been putting things off until you lose weight
you can't remember the last time you weren't trying to lose weight
you feel out of control around food
you're ready for more out of life