Diet. Too often it’s a word that means deprivation, misery, hunger. Diets don’t work in the long term, but you can achieve wellness without willpower.
If you’re sick of counting calories and missing out on foods you love, consider a more sustainable weight management option.
What affects your body’s ability to lose weight? Age, genetics, physical activity, insulin resistance, sleep deprivation, even your gut bugs – all play a role. But going on diet after diet can be a big factor.
Repeated dieting is physically and psychologically damaging, and usually leads not only to gaining the weight back, but often adding more. A more holistic approach looks at emotional factors (the why) as much as what and when you eat.
Learning to listen and respond to your body’s hunger and fullness signals, trusting your ability to choose healthy foods, and accepting that there are no ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods are all integral to a long-term healthy relationship with food.
My approach is based on that of Dr Rick Kausman, Australia’s pioneer of the Non-Diet Approach, whose workshop I completed in 2013. I’ve also recently completed a workshop with Fiona Willer and Fiona Sutherland, both Accredited Practising Dietitians experienced in the non-diet approach.
And as a qualified Wellness Coach I can help you uncover your strengths and overcome your obstacles to wellness, and guide you to develop achievable, realistic weekly and monthly goals.
Please contact me for an obligation free chat to see how my approach would suit you.
How I work
I see the best results if I see clients for a minimum of three sessions. That way we can look at current eating habits, what’s working, what’s not, and the first steps we can take towards making a change. I’ll give you some ‘homework’ then follow up at a convenient time, usually about two weeks later. My services are covered by most private health funds.
Click here to read my blog on why diets can make us fatter