I'm not going to lie, putting your hand up for help with your food and body image concerns can be scary. It can be even more intimidating if you've never seen a non-diet dietitian before and have no idea what to expect.
‘I just need you to tell me what to eat. Can’t you just give me a meal plan?’
Many of my clients let me know that they are ‘emotional eaters’.
So you’ve heard of mindfulness before, but mindful eating kinda has you stumped. Brenda from work keeps banging on about it and even Weight Watchers is encouraging it.
Ditching the meal plan or the diet rule book can be really scary. You are used to having everything set out in neat little rows highlighting what is 'good' or 'bad', and how much you 'should' be eating.
So often I see women in my practice who feel like they are the only ones to have gone through the diet cycle. You know the one: diet, lose weight, gain weight, hate your body and feel crazy around food, go on another diet ... and the rollercoaster continues. You feel really isolated, and like it's a personal failure that you couldn't stick to the 'rules'.