Health at Every Size (HAES)/Intuitive Eating (IE)
True or false?
“I think dieting is the most effective way to lose weight and maintain my weight goals.”
“I get frustrated with myself when I interrupt my diet with cheat days.”
“I read the calorie count on the nutrition label before I purchase any food.”
“I feel guilty or upset with myself when I partake in snacking or dessert.”
“Food and I don’t have the best relationship.”
IF YOU ANSWERED “TRUE” TO ONE OR MORE OF THESE STATEMENTS,
LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO INTUITIVE EATING.
There’s a unique, holistic way to approach improving your health – an approach that is weight neutral and helps you set goals that heal your relationship with food.
Listen to your body, you’ll be surprised what you learn.
If you are looking to achieve a healthier lifestyle, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) are holistic approaches that can be applied no matter your age, size or gender.
These approaches are based on listening to and satisfying your body’s physical and emotional needs. They are about getting in tune with your body to learn how to eat based on natural hunger and fullness signals. They approach achieving health by setting goals that have nothing to do with weight.
All new patients will receive a free Intuitive Eating workbook and other educational tools (books, audio CDs, etc.).
For the first time in her life, this is how Karen feels
“Essentially, for my entire life, I have struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food and an aversion to exercise. Intuitive eating has been particularly helpful for me as I had a very emotional attachment to food. So much of my weight journey was tied to numbers on the scale, and that derailed me every time. My dietitian has made me feel good about the exercise I do and made me realize that I don’t have to do hardcore cardio every day in order to reap the benefits from “moving”. For the first time in my life, I have optimism that I’m on the right path both with eating and exercising.
When faced recently with great stress in my life, for the first time, I didn’t use food as a coping mechanism and when I wasn’t able to exercise as much as I wanted to during this time, I knew that I would return to exercise whereas in the past, I would have spiraled. I am very hopeful for my future because of the non-judgmental attitude I feel from my dietitian. There is no shaming, and the focus is always on the positive changes you are making. I have been given the tools and support I need in order to live a healthier life.”
– Karen F.
The Key Principles of Intuitive Eating Are:
- Reject the diet mentality
- Honoring your hunger
- Making peace with food
- Challenging the food police
- Respecting your fullness
- Discovering the satisfaction factor
- Honoring your feelings without using food
- Respecting your body
- Exercising – feeling the difference
- Honoring your health with gentle nutrition
The Key Principles of HAES Are:
- Weight Inclusivity
- Health Enhancement:
- Respectful Care:
- Eating for Well-being:
- Life-Enhancing Movement
Schedule today with one of our Dietitians that specializes in IE/HAES today!
ALLYSON ODACHOWSKI RDN, CDN
Allyson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with 20 years in the field. Over the course of her career, she has worked with many different populations and now focuses on the areas of Diabetes Management and Intuitive Eating.
"I feel that the life experience I have allows me to take complex recommendations and make them simple for my clients to implement. I feel the key to success is setting small and realistic goals and tracking your progress."
SHANNON WILSON MS, RDN, CDN, CDE
Shannon always wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to directly impact people. Through her career as a Registered Dietitian, she has been able to utilize nutritional counseling to help others make better lifestyle choices and improve their overall health and well-being. She enjoys working with individuals looking to control their diabetes and those interested in Intuitive Eating.
"The food we decide to put into our bodies plays a huge role on our overall functioning."