Are you ready to make peace with food and find freedom with your food choices?
Do you want to discover how to resolve emotional and stress eating?
Is it time to figure out how to stop binge eating foods you think you might be addicted to?
If so, our team of certified Intuitive Eating Counsellors help you assess your relationship with food and help get you back on track with a personalized approach to improving your relationship with food using intuitive eating!
Intuitive eating is a personal process and journey of learning to honour your health by listening and responding to the internal messages of the body in order to meet your physical and psychological needs. The goal of intuitive eating is to be able to eat the foods you like, and recognize when to stop when you are satisfied. Intuitive Eating is not a diet or food plan to follow. Intuitive eating targets the root of problematic eating behaviours and provides strategies to resolve these issues and become confident in your food choices and relationship with food. Sounds pretty amazing eh?
Intuitive eating is not a weight-loss diet. Not only do diets not work – dieting is a well-established predictor of weight gain, as has been shown repeatedly in research. Dieting is where you likely developed your unhealthy relationship with food. The reality is that the root of the problem is the “diet mentality + diet culture.” The diet mentality is created by the act of dieting itself, and is basically a self-destructive pattern of thinking and behaving. Intentional weight loss through dieting is associated with harmful outcomes like disordered eating, weight cycling, and upholds the systems that value smaller bodies over larger bodies. Intuitive eating is different. It helps you break free from the cycle of dieting and learn to eat food normally – finding balance and making peace with food.
Your first appointment will be a 90-min in length. You will receive an in-depth nutritional, lifestyle and behavioural assessment with recommendations on what principles of intuitive eating would benefit you to work on.
After your assessment, you can continue to work with one of our dietitians to help guide you through improving your relationship with food, set personal goals and develop a plan to support the behaviour changes you want to make.
Follow-up sessions with a dietitian are important to help guide you through healing your relationship with food. Some topics that we work on with clients are learning about what normal eating is and is not, making peace with food, learning how dieting has impacted your relationship with food and managing emotional eating with other non-food tools. If you are not ready for follow-up appointments, your can take your recommendations from your initial assessment and work on your relationship with food on your own, or connect back with us when you are ready. NOTE: Your assessment may uncover some areas that you are not ready to work on, and we fully support waiting until you are ready to take on this journey
- We review the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating and how they apply to your life, health and nutrition.
- Discover what normal eating is and how that applies to your life.
- Learn how dieting has interfered with your life and health.
- Learn how to make peace with food and not feel like it is in control of you and your life.
- Discover how to truly give yourself unconditional permission to eat, with no strings attached.
- Learn about the hunger-body-mind connection and how to implement this with your eating.
- Discover what type of eater you find a pattern of eating the nourishes your body and makes you feel great!
Everyone’s journey will be different, and the length of time will depend on how much “dieting trauma” you have suffered from over the years. The more diets you have been on the more “undoing” you will need to address. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and it will depend on how many personal barriers your have to overcome to make peace with food. It can take time to restore the natural intuitive eater inside you and learn to trust your body and inner wisdom.
If you have dieted before, you will find that learning to implement the principles of intuitive eating takes less time than when you were endlessly recording and counting calories. You will gain time back because you won’t be obsessing about food all the time. You will be given a small activity to work on after each appointment. It is up to you how much time you take to practice and implement the activities.
Some weeks it may seem like an easy task to do, and some weeks it might be harder. Intuitive eating is a new skill that you will have to learn to develop and work at practicing it. We will offer you suggestions on how to implement the principles in a way that will integrate into your lifestyle. Overall, you will be spending less time working on intuitive eating than when you were following rigid diet plans and rules.
Sometimes when our clients embark on working on their relationship with food we uncover emotional underpinnings that dietitians are not equipped to help process. That is why we have a team of therapists on staff to help when needed. Our team of psychotherapists and social workers can help you with the following mental health areas:
- Alcohol Use
- Antisocial Personality
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality
- Child or Adolescent
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Coping Skills
- Disordered eating, health behvaviour change
- Drug Abuse
- Emotional Disturbance
- Family Conflict
- Life Coaching
- Life Transitions
- Managing a health condition
- Men’s Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
- Peer Relationships
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Sexual Abuse
- Sleep or Insomnia
- Weight Loss
- Women’s Issues
ARE MY APPOINTMENTS COVERED BY MANITOBA HEALTH OR EXTENDED MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE?
Manitoba health does not cover private Registered Dietitian services. However, if you have extended medical insurance through your employer, you may have coverage for Registered Dietitian and Therapist services. If you are uncertain about your coverage, you can call our office 1-204-515-7466 and we can look into it for you. In addition, if your plan allows for direct billing, we would be happy to directly bill your appointment and keep the out-of-pocket expense as low as possible.
HOW MUCH DO APPOINTMENTS COST?
Initial appointments are 80-90 minutes in length and cost $185
Follow-up appointments are 50-60 minutes in length and cost $130
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH A REGISTERED DIETITIAN?
To book an appointment with one of our Registered Dietitians or therapists you can:
Book online: https://alittlenutrition.janeapp.com/