My name is Lindsey and I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I’ve made it my life’s work to guide and support you in cultivating a more peaceful relationship with food and your body, help you break free from chronic dieting, eating disorders, and disordered eating, and learn how to eat for your body’s unique needs.
I want you to experience what life is like when food and body image don’t consume all your time and energy, while being able to confidently navigate all food-related situations, thoughts, and feelings with ease.
I want to help you:
- Stop obsessing about food so it no longer holds you hostage
- Feel more confident and in control around all foods
- Understand why your struggle with food may actually be a coping mechanism
- Explore the behaviors, beliefs, and expectations that may be keeping you stuck
- Recognize how restrictive thoughts and eating patterns can perpetuate binge and emotional eating, and lead to eating disorders
- Improve health, energy, and quality of life through a non-diet, all foods fit approach to eating
Food and body image used to consume me. I grew up in dysfunctional household where being thin became the only thing that provided me with a sense of safety and accomplishment, serving as a way to feel in control. What started as a simple interest in eating healthy and exercising, lead me down the path of obsessive dieting and eating disorders for many years.
I spent most of my time and energy consumed with my body and calculating every bite of food I took. I was constantly making up for overeating or bingeing by punishing myself with hours of cardio and depriving myself of food, only to restart the vicious cycle over again the next day. I was exhausted, disconnected from life and others, and blind to the fact that this was all a way to numb and meet unmet needs.
“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change”
Thanks to the discovery of intuitive eating, therapy, and being fed up with diets and food rules, I’m no longer controlled by food and weight. Eating dessert or pizza no longer spirals me out of control, followed by days of restriction, punishing exercise, and self-loathing.
There are no more rules, “bad” foods, weighing myself, counting calories, calculating macros, or obsessing over what I’m going to eat everyday.
I’ve learned to listen and attune to the physical and emotional needs of my mind and body, while incorporating the sound, practical principals of nutrition science- not what’s trending.
Change didn’t happen overnight
And it wasn’t easy. It took me facing my fears, self compassion, vulnerability, and a willingness to feel uncomfortable, while exploring the underlying behaviors and beliefs that kept me stuck. I learned that I’m more than my body, and that I’m more in control when I take care of it and honor its needs.
Recovery from eating disorders, disordered eating, and chronic dieting means:
- Learning to let go of what we think we should look like and weigh
- Challenging our food rules to see how they are working against us
- Allowing all foods into our lives (no more “good” and “bad” foods)
- Redefining what “healthy” means to YOUR body, and eating on YOUR terms
- Practicing gentler self-talk
- Attuning to the needs and emotions that we’re trying to regulate with or without food
You are the expert of your body, not society and its damaging messages. Let’s discover how to nourish your body on your terms for your life.