Have you've tried to get healthy or lose weight but ended up feeling even worse?
Wouldn't it be nice to feel confident and joyful in your body? But, unfortunately, no matter what changes you've made, you can't quite get there. So, you don't do anything. Instead, you think, "I'll enjoy the food now and fix it later." Am I right? I know it's hard because I've been there.
Dieting and weight loss don't work because they aren't the solutions. Instead, how we feel about our bodies is a sign that something needs shifting on the inside.
What if a proven step-by-step journey could help you feel lighter physically, mentally and emotionally and give you more energy and headspace for other things?
That's what the 3-month Intuitive Eating Journey is all about. It offers a unique approach to quit dieting, have a body you're proud of, and feel comfortable in your skin. As a trauma-informed Intuitive Eating Counsellor, I use various techniques to help women nourish themselves with food without the fear of losing control.
Every woman should feel confident and joyful in their body, no matter their weight or size, because body confidence comes in all shapes and sizes!
Sure, I've got all the necessary qualifications, but what REALLY matters is that I've been where you are, and I can help you find your way.
"I was eating my emotions, afraid of certain foods, and eating out of control. I wasn't sure that it was possible to make a positive and lasting change in my relationship with my body, food and myself. Now, my world of food has opened up. I trust my body and its wisdom to communicate with me."Wendy Sun, Psychotherapist and Reiki Practitioner, Toronto, ON
What you'll learn in the 3-month Intuitive Eating Journey Program:
- Tune into your hunger and fullness cues.
- Eat any food without losing control.
- “Mindful" eating practices.
- Let go of the inner-critic.
- Trust your body to tell you what it needs.
- Release emotional baggage.
- Appreciate your body for what it can do.
- Enjoy all foods without the fear of losing control.
- Feel healthier, happier, and more in tune with your body.
What is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive eating is an approach that encourages self-care, a healthy relationship with food and a positive body image. When we listen to the body's messages, we can make choices free from negative emotions like shame, guilt and restriction.
Ten core principles shape this approach, and I'll work with you to apply each of these principles to your life and make long-lasting changes.
Have you heard of Intuitive Eating before? Maybe you've read the book or even worked with another coach but still can't quite get a handle on it?
I get what you're saying, and as much as I love Intuitive Eating and believe in its' power to change lives, it is much more powerful when I combine it with other techniques. These techniques are clinically proven to return balance to the nervous system, release trapped emotions and unlock traumas stored inside the body. For a list of my credentials and certifications, see the bottom of my about page.
What the 3-month Intuitive Eating journey includes:
- 10 private coaching sessions (60-minutes/session). Sessions are every two weeks. Value-$1850.00
- Tools, resources, and exercises to help enhance our work together. Value-$150.00
- Action steps to take in between our sessions.
- Non-judgmental, compassionate care customized to your needs.
- Special brain, body-mind techniques to help increase and maintain your positive results. Value-$175.00
- A copy of the Intuitive Eating workbook is delivered right to your door. This workbook will include exercises and useful tips to support you along the way. Value $40.00Total time commitment = 3 hours/weekTotal Value: $2215.00 USDYour Investment is only: $1595.00 USD
*Please note: My coaching programs are not for people struggling with clinically diagnosed eating disorders. Please contact the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) for referrals if you have a clinically diagnosed eating disorder
I’m not looking for a 3-month program. Do you offer alternatives?
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Step-by-step breakdown of the Intuitive Eating Journey
Step 1: Let's get to know each other. Our first session is the time for us to evaluate where you are, what keeps you stuck, and where you want to be in three months. Then, we'll talk about your past, dreams, goals and create a plan of action to get you there.
Step 2: Dump the dieting mindset. In step two you'll explore how dieting has impacted your life, learn why diets don't work in the long term, and we'll debunk the myths of dieting and weight loss.
Step 3: Awareness is key. In step three we'll examine your beliefs about food and your body, review the influence your family, partner, or friends have on your relationship with food and your body and, use mind, body and brain techniques to build body awareness to start to trust yourself again.
Step 4: Learn to honour your hunger. In step four of the program, you'll get to practice body awareness, learn to listen for subtle signals of hunger, and, recognize these signals so you can properly nourish your body.
Step 5: Satisfaction. Learn how to make meals more pleasurable and satisfying, why adding more to your plate is a good thing, how to make snacks sustain you for longer, and dodge distractions so your meals are more satisfying and enjoyable.
Step 6: Eat without feeling guilty. In this step we'll challenge the thoughts that lead you to believe there are good and bad foods, explore where these beliefs came from, and identify any "forbidden" foods so we can have a mindful eating experience together in step seven.
Step 7: Mindful eating. You'll practice being mindful while eating and using all your five senses, learn how to tell when you're full, and shift your mindset from restriction to self-care.
Step 8: End emotional eating. In step eight you'll identify emotions that cause you to turn to food for comfort, find out where this emotional eating pattern was created, and together we'll practice brain, mind and body techniques to resolve emotional stress or trauma, so you no longer feel the need to eat your emotions.
Step 9: Addressing your real emotional needs. Step nine is all about learning self-help techniques to calm your emotions, discovering new tools to help you cope with stress, and finding healthy ways of meeting your emotional needs.
Step 10: Healing through movement. In step ten we'll practice mind, brain, and body techniques to release stress and tension, use movement and body awareness to make you feel energized and alive, and, connect with your body in a way that feels good, so you can feel proud of how your body looks, feels and moves.
Frequently asked questions
"Can I lose weight with Intuitive Eating?" Intuitive Eating is not a diet. It's about healing your relationship with food and your body and cultivating trust in your body again. The Intuitive Eating process connects you with your body and restores body trust while leaving you well-nourished.
"If I let myself eat off-limit foods, won't I eat uncontrollably?" When you make peace with food and trust what you like will always be available to you, you'll naturally be able to stop eating. Guilt is what tends to make people eat off-limit foods uncontrollably. Being an Intuitive Eater means eating what you like without guilt. For a short while, you may eat more of those off-limit foods, but only because you've restricted them in that past. You've been depriving yourself, and when we heal that deprivation, these foods will take their appropriate place in your life.
“I’ve tried everything. How do I know this will work for me?” If you have tried everything, that tells me that you’re ready and those other things haven't gotten to the root of what is keeping you stuck.
"The self discovery I have experienced is a true gift, and I will keep building on the foundations of awareness, acceptance and connection that you helped me achieve. Working with you was an incredibly amazing experience. With huge gratitude for you and your skills - thank you."Debbie Vandennaker, Beaverton, Ontario, Canada
"I have stopped seeing myself as someone who is 'unhealthy' which has created space for me to make healthier choices. Thank you! This support has impacted my life far more than I expected."Hayley Stanton Truro, United Kingdom