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when does body image become a problem? with Nicole P [Melissa’s client]

when does body image become a problem? with Nicole P [Melissa’s client]

I mean - we can assume most of us have a body image origin story here, right?!  Food guilt doesn’t spring out of nowhere... when did it start for you?  My client Nicole shares when her body image problems started, when she realized it was time for her to make a change, and how she leaned on the No More Guilt program for 3 months to: Stop harmful dieting practices (hello, binge restrict cycle) every time she experienced negative body imagePlay with her son on the beach…in a bathing suit…no drama, totally carefree like she never imaginedLet her friends in on her journey, instead of hiding itPractice SUPER strong self-careUse her intuitive eating mindset to improve multiple aspects of her...

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does eating more help you lose weight? [part two]

does eating more help you lose weight? [part two]

Last week we replaced the question “does eating more help you lose weight?” with an even better one: "what regulates our weight in the first place?" And is it even food? As it relates to nutrition, there are two accepted theories about why some people are in bigger bodies compared to others. We talk about which theory makes sense with our available research, and which one doesn’t - as we continue chatting our way through a review paper from a prominent researcher in the weight loss world.Melissa breaks down the limitations - and findings - of the current available population studies, as well as diet intervention trials as they relate to weight and diet. She talks about why Intuitive Eating...

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does eating more help you lose weight? [part one]

does eating more help you lose weight? [part one]

As the harms - and ineffectiveness - of dieting become more well known, Melissa has noticed an interesting phenomena. A lot of “weight loss experts” are starting to give you messages like “of course you’re not losing weight, you’re not eating enough!” - in stark contract to older messages like “learn to eat less”.   In this episode, Melissa explains why this messaging is just more diet culture keeping you stuck in the “calorie model” and how “eating more calories” isn't the magic bullet to weight loss they say it is. In this 2 part series, Melissa walks you through a recent research paper to give you background so you can feel more confident in your choice to become an Intuitive Eater...

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what if emotional eating is the answer? with Stephanie J (Melissa’s Client)

what if emotional eating is the answer? with Stephanie J (Melissa’s Client)

Meet Stephanie! Stephanie is a No More Guilt Client who is sharing her story on today’s episode. We talk: how to let go of the idea of “good” and “bad” foodsmindset skills from Melissa’s No Guilt Framework that helped Stephanie find peace with former binge foods, and the RADICAL insight she learned about emotional eating (spoiler alert: sometimes, it’s the answer). Especially if you don’t know anyone else who struggles with emotional eating like you - Stephanie’s story will empower you try new things as an Intuitive Eater to breakthrough and finally find peace! Loving the podcast and benefiting from Melissa’s support? Follow for future episodes and review this episode with 5 stars so more...

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what does future you want?

what does future you want?

What are outcomes of intuitive eating? What can you really expect? Intuitive Eating offers ten principles you can apply into your life - but in order to know which ones to use, you need to ask yourself: what does future you want? In this episode, she’ll show you how to decide what to do next in order to *REALLY* progress in your Intuitive Eating Journey simply by asking: what does future you want? If you've ever felt like you *know* what to do, but you’re just not doing it when it comes to food… this episode will help you avoid future feelings of regret by helping you organize yourself into action. This is the best way to get more benefits and freedom from Intuitive Eating! Join the...

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intuitive eating nutritionist

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

If generational diet 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 lifelong diet cycles, 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