I believe that eating is about more than just food.
Eating is a way that we take care of our body, an act of self care. We connect over food because that’s part of human nature. Through food and eating, we are able to celebrate and honor our cultural background. As human beings, we are biologically hardwired to seek pleasure in eating. It’s for these reasons, and so many more, that I know good nutrition can’t be found in a list of what you should and shouldn’t eat.
My goal in both my practice and my blog is to help people nourish a healthier relationship with food and learn to take care of their body, rather than punish it. It’s my hope that my work helps you see that food can contribute to your quality of life by fueling your body to live a life that brings you joy. I’m here to show you that eating can be a pleasurable activity, rather than a source of shame and anxiety.
Good nutrition should be simple
For all the back and forth you hear about ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods and complicated diets that require a graphing calculator to stick to, good nutrition is actually quite simple. My goal is to help you recognize that nourishing your body with satisfying, nutritious whole foods can be an easy part of your life, while still enjoying the foods that are meant simply for pleasure.
Food should be tasty and satisfying
Eating healthy shouldn’t leave you feeling hungry or unsatisfied. Hunger is a way for our bodies to tell us we need more energy. Satisfaction and pleasure from eating delicious foods can and should be goals of healthy eating.
Health cannot be quantified by any number
Bodies exist naturally in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Rather than fighting nature, we will work on behaviors and attitudes that support your health, allowing your body to settle into where it’s supposed to be. No matter your size, your body is worthy of being taken care of and respected as it is today.
You know what’s best for you
In my practice, you’re in the driver’s seat. Individual nutrition needs vary from person to person. Each person is made of their own unique combination of biology and psychology. I’m here to support you in discovering your needs and what foods make you feel good.