Hi, 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, by helping you break free from 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 thoughts 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
- Learn to nourish your body using sound nutrition education
- Feel more confident and in control around all foods
- Explore the behaviors, beliefs, and expectations that may be keeping you stuck
- Recognize restrictive thoughts and eating patterns and their relationship to disordered eating
- 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 control and accomplishment. What started as a simple interest in eating healthy and exercising, led me down a path of eating disorders for many years.
I spent most of my time and energy obsessing over my body and calculating every bite of food I took, anxiously making up for unplanned calories or bingeing by punishing myself with excessive exercise, and depriving myself of food. I was exhausted, disconnected from life and others, and blind to the fact that this was all a way to numb and meet my 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 diet culture and all its BS, 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 or straightforward, but it was worth it. It took facing all the things my eating disorder was managing for me, support from others, a willingness to feel uncomfortable, and a longing for more than what the eating disorder promised. 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 and disordered eating means:
- Learning to let go of what we think we should look like and weigh
- Becoming aware of the disordered behaviors and beliefs to start challenging them
- Allowing all foods into our lives (no more “good” and “bad” foods)
- Learning what “healthy” means for YOUR body and practicing self care behaviors
- 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, oppressive messages. Let’s discover how to nourish your body on your terms.