NUTRITION COACHING FOR CHRONIC DIETING

Are you ready to end 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.

 

Hi! I’m Karen Louise

I’m a California based weight-inclusive, anti-diet dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Coach with over 16 years of experience under my belt!

I’m passionate about freeing folks from the oppressive force of diet culture so they can reclaim their birthright to live and eat with pleasure, peace and freedom.

Since 2005,  I’ve helped hundreds of folks break free from the dieting cycle and create a healthy and peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

My philosophy is rooted in anti-diet and Health at Every Size frameworks, as well as Intuitive and Mindful Eating. I will soon be a Certified Body Trust Provider. I believe that everyone is the authority of their own bodies; I’m just here to help you to “get out of your head and back into your body.”

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

Here’s the truth… what if I told you that, 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 believe 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. (Read my story here)

Imagine a life where you wake up and don’t obsess about food.

What would it be like to find a half-eaten box of stale cookies in your cupboard? You forgot about them! What? What?

Imagine a life where you feel freedom with food and without guilt or worry.

What would it be like to travel anywhere and feel at peace with what and how much you’re eating- from the inside out!

Imagine a life of feeling at home and at peace in your body.

What would it be like to ditch the scale and settle naturally at your perfect weight without the need for control.

Imagine trusting your body and never dieting again.

Where would all that energy go if you weren’t focused on trying to control your food/body? You would be FREE!

Imagine trusting yourself so deeply. feeling connected to your life’s purpose, your big picture, your why!

What would it be like to live from your truth?

Imagine feeling confident to truly take up space without having to apologize for existing.

What would it be like for your nervous system to finally relax? To surrender to the mystery of your precious life, free of deprivation and rules.

Here’s the truth… what if I told you that,

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 believe 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. (Read my story here)

You can get to a place where you feel free around food. It’s possible.

You can eat anything while feeling good and at peace in your body. Just like you did when you were a toddler.

Your life’s purpose isn’t about shrinking yourself. You are here to expand into your power and to find and live from your authentic truth. Freedom is your birthright and its yours to reclaim.

Dieting has stole enough of your precious time and energy. You deserve to live a fully empowered and liberated life.

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.

 

 

It’s possible,
and we have the roadmap to get you there.

What’s the roadmap look like?

The roadmap is a trauma informed combination of: Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, Body Trust, The Behavior Decoding Method, and the Health at Every Size (HAES) framework.

We practice through a weight-inclusive lens with the goal of body liberation for all people.

Our approach is rooted in anti-oppression, equity, intersectional feminism, and inclusion of all bodies, races, gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.

As anti-diet dietitians, we are here to provide a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space for you to get curious about your relationship to food and your body.

The path to healing and liberation starts here.

And I said to my body, softly, “I want to be your friend.” It took a long breath and replied, “I have been waiting my whole life for this.”

– Nayyirah Waheed 

Our 4 Month Coaching Program

is created for you to find peace and freedom from food and weight worries.

Our Body Trust & Intuitive Eating Transformation Program has 4 stages

Stage 1

DIVEST FROM DIET CULTURE

  • Explore your body story/ unpack the internalization of body shame. 
  • Learn how to let go of dieting and deprivation and replace it with a sustainable and pleasurable approach/plan.  
  • Find relief from the diet-binge-guilt cycle of eating. 
  • Build resilience against the oppressive force of diet culture. 

Stage 2

RESTORE TRUST WITH YOUR BODY

  • Learn tools and practices to reconnect you to physical hungers.
  • Identify emotional and symbolic cravings and how to decode and feed these hungers.
  • Gain a deep appreciation to how all our coping with food/body is rooted in wisdom. 
  • Feel confident around how much, what and when to eat.
  • Feel connected and in control of your body’s hungers and desires.
  • Experience eating without guilt, anxiety and self doubt.

Stage 3

RECONNECT WITH YOUR NEEDS & FEELINGS

  • Learn how to loosen the grip of the internal critic aka Food Police and gain access to your compassionate wise Self. 
  • End the hustle: let go of healthism, nutritionism and perfectionism.
  • Decode body image struggles: discover how the body shame spiral distracts us from getting our deeper needs and longings met. 
  • Unhook and heal from the weight loss fantasy; feel more comfortable and confident in your body – no matter what your size.

Stage 4

RECLAIM YOUR LIFE BACK WITH RADICAL SELF-LOVE

    • Integrate the principals of Intuitive Eating, and deepen the practices of body trust.
    • Rediscover joyful movement: find practices to help you ‘get out of your head, and into your body.’
    • Reclaim your birthright to enjoy all foods with pleasure and satisfaction.
    • Relate to your body more compassionately as you reclaim your sovereignty back from diet culture.

 

Reclaim Your Life Back.

Come Home To Your Body.

The Body Trust & Intuitive Eating Transformation Program includes:

One 90 Minute Initial Kick Off Session to Map Out Your Unique plan + 7 Follow-up Sessions

These 50-minute video sessions generally take place every other week. The healing begins here as we guide you through the 4 stages of the IE and Body Trust transformation program. We use a combination of resources including: Intuitive eating workbook, Reclaiming Body Trust and Your Body is not an apology.

Unlimited Email, Text and Chat Support

You’ll have support and guidance from your dietitian between sessions with unlimited email access for any questions or concerns that come up (or if you just need a place to vent).

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.

Throughout the process of the program, 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 can go to the beach and wear whatever bathing suit you want without having to hide or avoid yourself and others. You know how to pull yourself out of a “body shame spiral.”

Peace

You will feel a sense of ease and “control” around food. You can 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 food. Thinking about food takes up a lot less time.

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!

“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 ~

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

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