it’s never “too late” to become an Intuitive Eater with Patrice W. [Melissa’s former client]

it’s never “too late” to become an Intuitive Eater with Patrice W. [Melissa’s former client]

How long have you been dieting? Has it been an ACTUAL lifetime? Extended exposure to dieting may come new worries: can you really change after all this time? Is it worth even trying at this point? Can you be healthy as you get older AND recover your relationship with food at the same time? Too many women tell themselves their struggle with food "is not that bad" - and it only further perpetuates the never ending diet cycle within their families. And then there are clients like Patrice. In this episode Melissa interviews her former client Patrice so she can share her successes inside the No More Guilt 3 month program after dieting for 50+ years. As a retired woman in her 60s, Patrice talks...

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why can’t my family be “normal” about food?

why can’t my family be “normal” about food?

Do you ever just wish your family was “normal’ when it came to food and body image stuff? Especially as you start to learn more about Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, you can’t help but grieve what could have been if only YOUR mother had learned to break the diet cycle so that you didn't have to.  What would life be like if diet culture weren't such a big part of your family's story? I think about that all the time for my own family. And the truth is, we both may never know. What I do know is that grief around your experience with family diet trauma can feel more tender around the holidays as you may be spending more time back inside the family unit your diet trauma came...

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what would it take for doctors to stop focusing on weight? with Dr. Maggie Landes, MD

what would it take for doctors to stop focusing on weight? with Dr. Maggie Landes, MD

Today on the podcast Melissa interviews Dr. Maggie Landes - board-certified physician, public health nutritionist, and anti-diet wellness expert who specializes in educating health professionals and their patients about the Health at Every Size model of care. Through her Pro2Pro services, Maggie supports other health professionals to participate in, and promote, a weight-inclusive approach to their clinical practice. Which is why she was the *perfect* person to ask: what would it take for doctors to stop focusing on weight? We talk: Maggie’s “a-ha” moment that moved her toward the Health at Every Size practice What doctors are learn (and don’t learn) about nutrition and weight during their...

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how to get past fear of needing medication with Kristie Messerli, RD, CDCES

how to get past fear of needing medication with Kristie Messerli, RD, CDCES

Do you take any medications? If not, do you ever worry you’ll have to go on them some day because of your health habits? Many people worry no longer dieting will lead to health concerns that require medications. This idea is a MAJOR roadblock to progressing in your Intuitive Eating work. How do you stop letting this common fear hold you back from becoming an Intuitive Eater? In this episode Melissa talks to fellow Dietitian Kristie Messerli about why even the IDEA of going on medication comes with so much guilt, fear, and shame and how to get past it. As a Certified Diabetes Educator, Kristie shares how to use informed decision making when it comes to deciding (with your doctor!) how...

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is it okay to eat sweets during Halloween?

is it okay to eat sweets during Halloween?

Favorite halloween candy on three! 1, 2, 3. JUNIOR MINTS! Halloween may make you question is it okay to eat sweets? How do you enjoy sweets without losing control? Whatever your go to halloween sweet - we need to talk. It's okay if you love sweets - including halloween candy. And, it's okay if you love food in general. Too often new Intuitive Eaters try to banish their love of food by turning Intuitive Eating into a restrictive diet. When it comes to sweets, if you focus too much on *whether or not you should keep sweets in the house* and *stopping when full* you miss the bigger picture: allowing SATISFACTION to guide your eating effortlessly, so you finally feel free! What if you could...

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intuitive eating nutritionist

did you grow up in a family obsessed with weight and dieting? 

If generational dieting trauma impacts your relationship to food and body image today, you're not alone. I'm Melissa, Registered Dietitian offering 1:1 nutrition therapy and body image coaching that takes into account your lived experience with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns.

After the 1x1 program with Melissa, I have stopped dieting and no longer feel the need to. I have learned to trust my body and eat without guilt, a concept that baffled me during our first call.

I have talked about my journey and healing my relationship with food with others, being vulnerable about something that would normally cause me to put up a wall. I’m learning my boundaries and how to cope with negative and positive emotions more than ever before without leaning restricting and binging.

Melissa helped me change my life and learn to take care of my body after over a decade of learning to do the opposite - without dieting.

- Amanda S., former client