Eating Psychology is a positive and empowering approach to transforming our eating challenges. It includes tools, techniques, skills, and protocols that are results driven and sustainable. It recognizes that our challenges with food are not an indication that we are broken, but rather represent a powerful opportunity to grow and evolve. It recognizes that our eating challenges are intimately connected to all of what makes us human, including relationships, family, work, money, sexuality, spirituality, and our search for meaning and fulfillment. Eating Psychology goes beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connection between body, brain, and behavior. It honors all of who we are as eaters, including mind, body, heart, and soul.
We are constantly inundated by negative messages about food, weight, and body image. Experts in the field of nutrition frequently offer conflicting advice, focusing on the nutritional value and profile of a meal. The result is people are confused about what to eat and how to create a healthy and happy life. Food is extremely important, but it is only half of the picture. Who you are as an eater is the other half. Everyone has a relationship with food driven by their mindset, beliefs, emotions, and our life experiences. The mind has a profound influence on the body when it comes to how we metabolize food. This approach looks at the psychophysiology of how digestion, assimilation, calorie burning, and all the nutritional functions of the body are impacted by stress, relaxation, thoughts, beliefs, emotions, eating rhythm, eating speed, awareness, pleasure, and more. Eating Psychology asks us to take a look at self-chosen stressors, real or imagined, including guilt around food, shame about the body, or judgments about health. When you begin to incorporate the principles and strategies from this approach, powerful changes can happen when it comes to your health and wellness.
Each one of has a unique relationship with food that needs to be understood, respected, and nurtured. Information is valuable, but without a deeper understanding of the mind of the eater, it is difficult to make sustainable changes. Change can never occur through restrictive measures and self-hate. Eating Psychology utilizes positive, life-affirming strategies that work. This approach helps us learn how to navigate our physiology, mindset, and emotions, so that metabolism can be mastered in a natural and sustainable way.