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.
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 confident around all food and in all food related situations
- Understand why your struggle with food is not a lack of willpower or character defect, and why it 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 how you can change them
Food and body image used to consume me. I grew up in highly critical household where being thin became the only thing I was “good” at, while also serving as my control mechanism in a chaotic, dysfunctional home.
What started as a simple interest in dieting and exercise, eventually lead me down the path of obsessive dieting and disordered eating for many years.
I spent most of my time and energy fighting my body and trying to live up to impossible, perfectionist standards I believed I needed to reach to not only feel like I was good enough and acceptable, but to have something to control when I felt so powerless over the chaos in my life. But inside, I was exhausted, disconnected from life and others, and emotionally drained.
I was constantly trying to make 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.
“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.”
I finally hit rock bottom when I couldn’t go a day without bingeing and purging. My obsession with food and my body had completely taken over my life, and I felt as though I had lost all control around food. Desperate to break free and reclaim my life, I reached out for help.
Thanks to the discovery of intuitive eating and mental health therapy, as well as simply 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 didn’t happen alone. It took patience, compassion, vulnerability, and a willingness to feel uncomfortable, while exploring the underlying expectations, behaviors, and beliefs that kept me stuck.
- Learning to let go of what I thought I should look like and weigh
- Challenging each of my food rules to see how they were working against me
- Allowing all foods into my life (no more “good” and “bad” foods)
- Redefining what “healthy” means to my body
- Practicing self-care and body acceptance
- Attuning to the emotions that eating and restricting were trying to regulate
Because at the end of the day, no matter what you see in the mirror, every part of you deserves to be treated with love, respect and acceptance. Your body doesn’t play games with you, it’s only trying to take care of you.