Health & Healing - How to Eat Healthfully

How do YOU define a healthy lifestyle?

Begin to closely examine your relationship with food, weight, and your body image. The Health and Healing track will provide tools and skills for individuals feeling stuck in their nutrition and fitness routine or find it difficult to balance life and eating normally. Health & heling would include groups like Body Function & Movement, Nutrition, Healthy Living, Body Image, Yoga, and Food & Body Support.

Healthy & Healing with Eating is Eating Intuitively

What is intuitive eating ?
While you may not have heard of it, the concept of a non-diet approach has been around since the 1970's. It is the approach detailed in my favorite book of all time, Intuitive Eating by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole.

In the past I thought maintaining a healthy weight was all about diet and exercise. I have come to see that this approach is actually contributing to weight gain (and eating disorders). Finally I was exposed to a better way.

When you eat intuitively, you are returning to the natural way you are supposed to eat. Have you ever seen a person who seems to eat whatever they want and maintain a stable weight? Then you have witnessed intuitive eating in action.

You see, the key to healthy eating is not about what you eat. It is about all of the more important questions of:

- When?

- Where?

- How?

- Why?

If you have had enough of the restrictive roller coaster, then you are ready for intuitive eating. Diets fail 98% of the time. You could give it one more try, but that leads me to ask:

Q: What is the definition of insanity?

A: Doing the same thing over and over, expecting to get a different result.

People will argue they do achieve a lower weight by counting calories and exercising more. That's true, in the short term. However, 95% of people will regain whatever was lost within one year (98% by 5 years). People blame themselves for the 'failure', but it is this restrictive approach that is to blame.

"The focus must shift from achieving weight loss to developing a normal relationship with food."


Who would benefit from this program?

* Anyone struggling with their weight and eating habits

* Anyone who has tried diets in the past and then regained the weight

* Anyone who is in the later stages of recovery from an eating disorder

* Anyone who wants to understand how to eat healthy in an uncomplicated way

When you have had enough of the frustration and disappointment... you are ready to take this course. It will give you the opportunity to have a life free of constant worry about food and body. As someone who has been on both sides, I can tell you it's much better over here.

If you are interested in the Health & Healing Path please see our contact page or complete the following form.

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Contact us with any questions about eating and behavioral health issues. You or someone you know may be in need of outpatient or residential eating disorder treatment.

Jennifer Pereira MA, RD, LD, CSCS, LPC - WISE Therapist & Dietitian

Do you have a problem?

1. Do you worry that you have lost control over how much you eat?

2. Do you make yourself sick (or use laxatives/exercise) if you feel uncomfortably full?

3. Do you currently suffer with or suffered in the past with eating issues?

4. Do you ever eat in secret?

5. Does your weight affect how you feel about yourself?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you are not satisfied with your current eating patterns, contact us for more information.