Intuitive Eating Coaching

Is it time to heal your relationship with your body and rediscover pleasure with food (and life) again?

What is Intuitive Eating Coaching?

Intuitive eating coaching is a process to help you break free from the diet-binge-guilt cycle so you can free up your precious time and energy for other things.

Together we work to expand your self-awareness, reconnect with your body’s inner wisdom, and reclaim your birthright to trust your body again.

Through this process, you will find yourself feeling more comfortable and confident in your body – no matter what your size. Together, we let go of dieting, challenge limiting beliefs and break free from the diet-binge-guilt cycle.

You reclaim your sovereignty back from diet culture.

You reclaim your life back.

Are you ready to break free from the struggle?

Can you relate?

Do you want to know WHY you are doing what you are doing with food? 

Are you tired of hating your body and struggling with your weight?

Do you wish you could get off the diet-binge-guilt cycle of eating?

Do you wish you could just eat ‘normally’ but don’t trust yourself.

Are tired of thinking about what you should eat instead of what you really want to eat. 

You spend much of your day obsessing about what you ate (or didn’t eat) or what your body looks like/should look like. 

You’ve spent years trying to “fix” your body with various diets/plans/pills/procedures.

You are “all-or-nothing”- you are either “on” or “off” the diet; there’s no middle way. 

You’ve hit “diet bottom” – you know deep down that diets don’t work anymore.

 

When did you first learn that your body was the problem?

Here’s the truth: YOUR BODY IS NOT THE PROBLEM.

The problem is not you – the problem is with our oppressive culture. A culture that lies to us, keeps us trapped in a cage that brainwashes us to beleive we must shrink our bodies and our lives to fit a standard of beauty. The lies we’ve been fed are that when we get the “perfect” body then we will be accepted, loved, healthy, etc.

I know it really feels like the body is the problem. I understand this as a recovered chronic dieter myself, I was convinced if my body were smaller, my life would be better, I would have more love, acceptance, all the things!

I’m here to tell you that it is possible to get to a place where you can eat what you want, feel free around food, and feel good in your body.

 IMAGINE A LIFE WHERE YOU:

RESTORE TRUST WITH YOUR BODY

Learn tools and practices to reconnect you to your body’s physical hungers. Know the difference between your physical hungers AND your emotional hungers. Gain clarity and confidence around how much and when to eat.

REEXAMINE DIETING

We will take a serious look at obstacles that are undermining your body trust. I will give your tools and exercises to reveal how your thoughts, beliefs and rules continue to sabotage your best intentions.

MAKE PEACE WITH FOOD

It’s time to call a truce on fighting food! Forbidding yourself specific foods leads to a paradoxical rebound effect that triggers overeating. I will help you end the overeating cycle for good.

BEFRIEND YOUR INNER CRITIC

You will learn and practice strategies to loosen the grip of the internal critic aka Food Police, and gain access to your wise compassionate self. You will move from a place of curiosity instead of judgment, and this will allow you to feel lighter, freer and happier.

JOYFUL MOVEMENT

Let’s examine your relationship to exercise- whether that is over or under exercising. Leading with internal motivators, such as pleasure aka feels good, instead of punishment or neglect.

MINDFUL EATING 101

I will teach you the basic skills of mindful eating so you can break out of the mindless overeating cycle. You will be able to identify when you are physically full and how to stop eating at your comfort zone.

DISCOVER SATISFACTION WITH EATING

Reclaim your birthright to eat and enjoy all foods with pleasure and satisfaction instead of feeling guilt or worrying about weight gain. A truly liberating concept that will revolutionize your relationship to everything- not just food!

MANAGE EMOTIONAL EATING
Navigate emotional eating and learn new coping skills to break out of self-sabotaging over eating patterns. Increase your EQ (emotional quotient) and finds ways to nourish yourself that are way more effective than food.
WEIGHT NEUTRAL APPROACH
Make peace with your genes; cultivate gratitude for your body and allow it to arrive at its natural set point. Feel happier and lighter in your body no matter what size Earthsuit you’re wearing.
GENTLE NUTRITION
Years of dieting and chaotic eating patterns has taken a toll on your metabolism, confusing your internal cues. For many, following a structured eating plan will help recalibrate internal cues. Individualized meal plans will provide a sense of safety and permission, and correct any dietary deficiencies. Meal plans also boost the metabolic rate allowing you to feel an increase in energy and improved mood aka feeling better!

Throughout the process of intuitive eating you will experience:

  • TRUST ~ Befriend your body at a deep level. You turn inward to your body’s cues for what, when, and how much to eat (as well as movement too).

  • FREEDOM ~ To eat ALL foods without guilt and obsession, anywhere, anytime, because fear and scarcity no longer run the show!

  • CONFIDENCE ~ You go to the beach and wear whatever bathing suit you want without avoiding photos and without fear of a body shame spiral.

  • PEACE~ You will feel a sense of ease and being “in control” around food. You keep ALL your favorite foods at home without guilt, obsession and fear of overeating on them.

  • JOY ~ Eating is fun and enjoyable again as it was when you were a child. You wake up in the morning without obsessing about what to eat or not eat. Thinking about food takes up a lot less time.

  • FREEDOM ~ Your inner critic has taken a time-out and your healthy Self is stronger and louder.

  • POWER ~ You have your life back and have freed up your precious time and energy for other things. You define health and success on your own terms, based on your values rather than society’s unrealistic (and oppressive) expectations.

  • WISDOM ~ You no longer are putting your life on hold until your body changes (shrinks). You decide to learn a new sport/hobby, join a social club, go back to school, get a new partner, the list is endless!

I am sure this all sounds too good to be true! I know I felt like that when I was first beginning my intuitive eating journey. Read my story here.

If you think about how long you have been struggling with food and your body image, please be know that healing from your struggles with food and weight will not happen overnight. This is a process that takes time to heal and unravel from. I have walked this path and will serve as a beacon of hope for your recovery. Recovery and transformation is possible.

Are you ready to break free from the struggle?

Healing Begins Here

Our 3 Month Intuitive Eating Coaching Program Includes:

90-Minute Introductory Session

Our first session is spent exploring your body story and your dieting history. Together we map out a plan to get you feeling back on track, more in control as we work to create an individualized plan unique to your body and your goals.

Two 50-minute Coaching Sessions Each Month

Each follow up sessions will focus on specific intuitive and mindful eating topics. We may use the Behavior Decoding Method which really gets to the root of WHY you are doing what you are doing with food/body image. It’s a powerful tool to decode the symbolic language of your food hungers, cravings, body image struggles and other behaviors. 

Through the decoding methods, you will discover your emotional or spiritual hungers, unresolved feelings as well as unmet intrinsic needs and desires that are hidden in the behaviors with food and body. 

 

Personalized Meal Planning Guidelines

You will get a roadmap on what and how much to eat to support you for metabolic recovery. Meal plans will also provide structure and help you break out of the diet-binge-guilt eating cycle.

 

Personalized Supplement Plan

After a thorough nutritional assessment and review of your food logs and labs if relevant, I will create a supplement protocol unique to your nutritional needs. You will get access to my Full Script online supplement portal, which delivers right to your door and makes ordering super easy and affordable.

 

Weekly Intuitive Eating Food Log Review & Feedback

You will get my feedback and guidance with your food and mood logs. You get access to my private secure Practice Better portal where I give you direct feedback from your daily food and mood logs.

Tools and Resources

After each session you’ll get an email summary including readings, worksheets and recipes to support your process in between sessions.

Monthly Client Only Newsletters

You will get on my list of members only where you get inspiration to your inbox filled with resources, recipes and other fun tips to support your IE journey.

Unlimited Email Support Between Sessions

I am here for you via email for any concerns, questions etc., etc.!

This Program is highly individualized just for YOU.

Your commitment to healing and divesting from diet culture is profoundly courageous and deep work. It often brings us to our shadow and that can feel scary at times.

Our work together takes time to unravel and dismantle years of condtioning. It’s important to get to the roots of the struggle and our decoding methods will access this withing a few sessions.

As your intuitive eating coach and anti-diet dietitian, I am here to provide a safe, non-judgemental, supportive space for you to get curious about your relationship to food and your body.

My approach is rooted in anti-oppression, equity, intersectional feminism, and inclusion of all bodies, races, gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. I practice through a weight-inclusive lens with the goal of body liberation for all people.

In addition to being trauma informed, my other healing modalities include: Intuitive Eating, Reclaiming Body Trust, Health at Every Size (HAES), nutrition,  and psychological therapies such as ACT, CBT, and IFS.

Throughout the program we will use mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care practices as the foundation for growth.

We will redefine what “healthy” means as well take all aspects of your life into consideration everything from mindset, to learning new coping skills, stress management, food/nutrition, movement, sleep habits, boundary setting, communication skills and more.

Click this link so we can chat about you finding the peace and freedom you deserve!

Our FREE Discovery call will give us the opportunity to explore your relationship to food and the areas you need support around. You can answer any questions and get a sense of what working together will be like. We can discuss which program option will best fit your needs and budget. Let’s get started today! 

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

~Anais Nin ~

Let's Connect

My practice is 100% virtual. I am in Napa California. I am available for virtual sessions around the world.

Contact

Phone: (510) 409-9615
Email: karen@mindful-nutrition.com