Do you find yourself confused by the ever changing nutrition messages we receive about what you “should” and “should not” be eating to be healthy? Do you ever feel guilty after eating something you’ve actually enjoyed? Have you tried dieting only to regain the weight that you lost? Have you heard about Intuitive Eating but wonder what that actually means? It makes sense if you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, and it also makes sense if you are sick of the shame, fear, and sense of lack of control you may experience around food. This workshop will introduce you to the concept of Intuitive Eating, created by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995, which teaches you how to form a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body. Intuitive Eating posits that dieting behaviors that are commonplace in our society, including calorie counting and limiting certain food groups, are not only making people suffer emotionally, but these behaviors are actually associated with many of the health problems that were previously considered the result of unhealthy eating. The purpose of this workshop is to help you understand how to listen to your body to help you make food choices that are satisfying, nourishing, and provides energy to get you through your day. You’ll learn how to pay attention to your own physical feelings of hunger and to absolve yourself of the guilt you may feel after eating one of your favorite foods. You are the expert of your own body. You will increase your awareness around deprioritizing weight in favor of other indicators of health and wellness, which will help facilitate your process of making peace with food and achieving body trust and wisdom.
Jamie Dannenberg, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian at Metrowest Nutrition in Newton and Framingham. She uses a non-diet and Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach in her clinical practice, and helps her clients heal their relationships with food and their bodies, to allow for a better connection and relationship to themselves.