If you’ve heard about intuitive eating, you may be wondering what an intuitive eating program would look like and if you could benefit from joining one.
I wish I’d had an intuitive eating program when I first learned about the non-diet approach to nutrition back in 2000. But that was before Facebook; before the internet was much more than academic sites and Hotmail! An intuitive eating program could have helped me find the community I needed to embrace a radical new approach to health and wellness. Instead, I floundered between dieting and intuitive eating; where I had given up on dieting but still had a very disordered relationship with food and my body.
Which intuitive eating program is right for you?
The answer to that will depend on where you are on your intuitive eating journey and your personal history*.
Listed here are the intuitive eating programs that I offer, both 1:1 and group formats.
All my offerings are wholly aligned with intuitive eating and a weight-neutral approach. Many of my intuitive eating programs do require an application to join. This is to make sure that you get the right intuitive eating program for where you are on your journey.
Not sure where to start? Book a free call here.
* If you’re actively engaging in eating disorder behaviours, these programs aren’t for you YET. Once you’ve started your recovery, then these programs can support that.
A new intuitive eating coaching client recently said to me, “I’m so embarrassed that I need to pay someone to learn how to eat.” She really thought that she should’ve been able to “figure it out”.
Diet culture is literally woven into the fabric of our lives. And when dieting stopped being cool back in the early 2010’s, wellness culture swooped in to take its place. They used the same tools but packed them up differently. Instead of fad diets, we have detox’s and cleanses. Instead of restrictive diets we have gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, low GI, low-carb (you get the picture) lifestyle plans. PSA: diets don’t work even if it’s not called a diet.
Food has become unnecessarily complicated. Enjoying pleasure foods has been labelled emotional eating. Dining out has started to interfere with our relationships instead of strengthening them.
This is why you may consider hiring an intuitive eating coach.
- Are you looking for an intuitive eating support group?
- Have you finished doing 1:1 work but aren’t ready to go it alone?
One of the biggest obstacles to intuitive eating is the world that we live in. At every turn, we’re faced with another headline about a superfood or a supervillainous food that’s going to make or break our health; or another wellness influencer telling us to eat this way before we drop dead and buy their product to live forever.
Adopting an anti-diet lifestyle that includes intuitive eating and self-compassion takes connection, comradery and consistency. That’s what Mastering Life as a Rebel is all about. A monthly intuitive eating support group to keep your learning alive and your community strong. It’s where we meet to celebrate and commiserate—a safe place to retreat from the grips of diet and wellness culture.
Almost 60% of those with prediabetes can prevent the onset of diabetes by making sustainable lifestyle changes. We also know that people with diabetes can prevent many of the long-term complications through diabetes self-management. Restrictions and diets aren’t sustainable. Mindful eating puts the self in diabetes self-management.
The Am I Hungry? for Diabetes mindful eating program was developed by Dr. Michelle May MD and Megrette Fletcher RD CDE in 2012 and has been delivered to thousands of people across North America and abroad.
“Can I meal plan and still be an intuitive eater?”
This was a question that one of my program participants asked me. She wasn’t sure if an intuitive eating meal plan was a thing, or that it would just be another version of a diet. The answer was a resounding yes! I understood exactly where she was coming from. When I started my own intuitive eating journey, I realized that my chaotic eating style along with my inability to notice subtle hunger cues, I kept ending up so hungry that I made choices that didn’t feel good for me. I needed to have food on hand but didn’t want to fall back into dieting mode. In the past, I used meal plans to control and restrict my food intake. What I needed was an intuitive eating meal plan.
I developed this course to help bridge the gap between chaotic eating and overstructured eating. Mindful meal planning is sensible, satisfying and sustainable. It provides a structure with built-in flexibility to withstand the ups and downs of real life, which rarely goes to plan. It acknowledges that healthy eating is as much about having a peaceful relationship with food as it is about the food itself. Healthy eating includes all foods, especially culturally important foods, and foods that you love. This is how you create an intuitive eating meal plan.
A 14-day journey to come back to your body. This FREE mini-course will put you on the right path to reconciling your relationship with your body.