Simply, I began to see the difference between food as fuel and food as, well, just about anything else - comfort, control, pacifier, antagonizer, best friend, worst enemy, reward, punishment and nearly everything in between. In that we no longer need to hunt and gather, food has become something we fill our time with, consequently our bodies are filled with untold numbers of caloric units often far beyond our basic needs. The consumption of unhealthy foods has resulted in ill health, all too excepted today as the norm. I believe a normal relationship with food is seeing food as fuel, enjoying it and confidence that healthy food choices can prevent ill health.
When food challenges us we often don’t know what next steps to take. The message that diets don’t work is finally known because restriction of food goes against our nature. What does work is a willingness to look at habits and beliefs that define our lifestyle. The awareness of how we live our life is the keystone to changing unhealthy behaviors and positively effects our relationship with food forever.
It is my belief that every single one of us desires to be healthy but often how to do that eludes us. If you live with a chronic disease - diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease - or struggle with an eating disorder, you already know having a healthy relationship with food is essential to improve your health and your happiness.
It would be my pleasure to work with you, to educate and support you and to help you meet your goals to better health.