Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Certified Intuitive Eating Coach
Avid Chocolate Taster, Chai-Connoisseur, and Sourdough Baker
For most of my life I felt that I needed to lose weight.
From an early age and all through my impressionable teenage years, a “I am/my body is not good enough” mindset got instilled by my environment, amplified by the media, and affirmed by my family and teenage peers.
As a girl developing into a woman I was at odds with my body as it fell short of whatever the body ideal of the time was. And so I started my first diet and body manipulation at the tender age of 13. And although I hate to admit it, the ghost of this mind-set took a long time to shake.
As a young woman, I took body dissatisfaction to a whole new level: I got accepted into a dance academy. Yes, in a world obsessed with thinness and perfection I found myself in an environment where your body is criticised and you are made to feel fat and inadequate every day.
I went back to school and trained as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. And that is where my healing began. I realized how everything I thought about what my body should be like and what I should/shouldn't eat was not only hurting me but also untrue and I started to make peace with food and embrace my body.
Another major turning point for me was when life guided me on the “spiritual path”. Through my meditation practice I became more keenly aware of repetitious messages about food and body criticism. My yoga practice re-connected me with my body and self love. The teachings of yoga philosophy and buddhism helped me recognize where I was out of alignment with myself, and ultimately, life. In Yoga we practice what is called “Ahimsa” (non-violence). Making peace with our body (as it is), ourselves (as we come/truly are), and food (as a gift) is part of the journey.
For the past 18 years working as an integrative nutritionist, I have found myself re-directing people away from dieting and towards healing, self-acceptance and self-care. Focusing on nutrition coaching using non-diet and body-image focused strategies to help women develop a positive relationship with food and their body.
And time and time again my clients felt relieved and empowered to free themselves from their diet prisons and get back to living.
So now, after healing my lifelong dance with diets and weight roller coasters, and witnessing the same struggles in others, I feel inspired and driven to guide people to quit dieting for good, discover what they are truly hungry for, and inspire them to nourish their whole being. Body, mind and soul.
Book your discovery call and I’ll answer any questions you have about embarking on your road to experiencing life without dieting
It’s time to start learning about how you can have a new, positive relationship with food. I’ll be there to guide and support you as you ditch the diets
Discover how it feels to think differently about food and your body. Freeing yourself from negativity and savoring a happy and balanced life