Non-weight focused, non-diet approach to nutrition and self-care Change is incredibly difficult- and still, you may be wanting something different in your life. How you think about self-care and nutrition, and the words you use to describe the process matter deeply. It can't be about weight. It can't be about putting your life on hold. I will guide you through the process of discovering how to think about food, movement, and self care in a way that will help you find freedom from a dieting mindset where criticism and judgement are replaced with intuitive eating and joyful movement. Taking a non-diet approach may be for you if:
You struggle with food and negative body image.
You’d like to stop dieting and find a nurturing, non-judgemental approach to food and health.
You want to live your life and attend to self-care, but NOT feel like you’re constantly thinking about calories, dieting rules, what other people think, the size or shape of your body, or losing weight.
You’d like to feel grounded, calm, and at ease in your relationship with food and your body.
If any of the above ring true for you, I can help.
Gut Health Functional gut disorders like IBS and fructose malabsorption, osteoarthritis and body pain, and many other problems are helped with therapeutic nutrition. Understanding and eating for a robust microbiome and maximal nutrient density to prevent metabolic disease, support mood, and improve or restore gut health are foundational concepts covered in all nutrition sessions in my practice. Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Surgery is a personal decision and choosing the right center is crucial. The quality of pre-surgical screening and nutrition education varies. Eating disorders may emerge or re-emerge following surgery, medical complications may arise, and outcomes are not the same for everyone. Having the best support system in place and visiting with an experienced dietitian throughout your decision making process will help ensure you make the right choice for you.
Sometimes your relationship with food & your body needs to be explored before considering weight loss or weight loss surgery. It is abundantly clear in the research, and in clinical practice, that following extremely restrictive diets and undereating for weight loss are not effective for long-term weight loss and may do more harm than good. It may be that your weight is just fine and staying weight stable is the best approach for you. It may be that learning to eat intuitively and ending the cycle of chronic dieting will give you the freedom and wellbeing you desire. There is no one best way for everyone- come figure out what's right for you. Eating Well You may not need individual nutrition counseling, but you may want an expert to answer all of your questions.
Are you wanting to learn to eat seasonally, but aren't sure how to go about that?
Do you need help sorting through the overwhelming number of products and labels at the grocery store?
Are you interested in what a progressive dietitian has to say about industry influence on your food choices?
Have you wanted to join a CSA (purchasing a local farm share) but aren't sure what to do with all the kale, tomatoes, or greens you get all at once?
I can answer all of these questions and more! Message me to discuss your options.
"Victoria taught me so much. She helped me change the way I think about food and my body completely." "Working with Victoria made staying in my sport possible." "I think way less about food and have greater self-acceptance and appreciation for what my body is capable of." "I'm running again and I feel so much better!"