Eating Psychology & Holistic Nutrition Coaching

Does this sound familiar to you?

  • You think if you had the perfect bikini-ready body, with long, lean legs, super toned arms and washboard abs, you’d be happier, more confident and the life and soul of the party.
  • You count calories, follow food rules and try ‘to be good’ only to binge later that day or that week. Then feel guilty, say what the hell, over-indulge and try again tomorrow.
  • You’re a perfectionist and LOVE to be in control. Foods are labelled ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and you have an idea of the ‘perfect’ diet that dictates what you can and can’t eat.
  • You are always on the go, with a million things to do. Coffee is your food of choice, suppressing your appetite and giving you energy at the same time – bonus! Only to crash later, binge on sugar and then can’t sleep.
  • Eating in public sends you into panic. You don’t trust yourself around food and you feel you’ll be judged if you eat at social events. Even supermarket shopping provokes anxiety.
  • No pain no gain is your workout motto, you feel guilty if you miss the gym and you have a fit bit glued to your wrist.
  • Your self-worth is determined by the number on the scales, if its a low number its a good day, if its a high number, its a bad day.
  • You look in the mirror and rather than seeing the beauty that you are you see flaws, imperfections and body parts to criticise.
  • No matter how much you try all you can think about is food. It’s your guilty little pleasure. You eat when you are bored, lonely or sad.

I understand what you are going through, and in our work together I support you to find a more nourishing and healthier relationship to your food and body. For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology. By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts”, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. 

Eating Psychology Coaching is an exciting and cutting edge approach that effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and various nutrition related health concerns. As an Eating Psychology Coach, my approach is positive and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you” – but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight and health. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. As an Eating Psychology Coach, I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.

What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?

Dynamic Eating Psychology is an important new field originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It’s a positive, empowering and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight and health not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Psychology though, is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. And it recognises that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfilment, and so much more. Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach.

What is Mind-Body Nutrition?

Mind-Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. Originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, it goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behaviour. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.

I support women all over the world transform their relationship with food and body, click to see what people are saying.