Freedom from Food and Weight Problems???!!!
The Problems with Dieting!
What is it like?
Do you remember a time
calories, carbohydrate or fat grams or worry about correct portion sizes?
ate when you
felt hungry and stopped eating when you felt full and satisfied?
difficult issues and feelings without using disordered eating behaviors?
comfortable in your own skin?
moved for fun instead of exercised to lose weight?
What do you need to do to
re-claim this same freedom, peace
and confidence with food, weight and your body now?
Quit dieting. Free yourself
from diets, meal plans and diet surveillance groups. Know what and how much to
eat without the external controls (diets, good foods/bad foods, etc) society
says are so necessary.
Let go of disordered eating
behaviors (emotional eating, restricting, binging, purging, obsessing, etc.)
while honoring & understanding the good reasons for them.
Return to and trust your
natural ability to eat when hungry and quit when satisfied (attuned
Work with versus against your hunger.
Learn to use this
"internally-regulated eating" to reach and maintain your
Lessen body hatred.
Come home to your body.
Mobilize and overcome
exercise resistance (“movement molasses”). Free yourself from over-exercising.
Be lean, fit and healthy by never exercising again. Return to play.
Identify and satisfy other
hungers and needs in your life. As you learn to say “yes” (or “no”) when you
do (or do not) want food, you will also learn to say “yes” (or “no”) in other
areas of your life. As your relationship with food changes, so will your life.
Move towards health,
balance and what you want in life.
Ultimately, you will become an attuned eater.
How to I Break Free From These
Become an attuned eater! We can help you:
- Subscribe to Stay
Attuned: The E-Zine for Nourishing Connections. Free!
- Use Stay Attuned Tools such as the Hunger/Satiety Scale and the
Hunger/Satiety Food Journal
to help keep track of hunger cues and
degree of fullness.
- Read Moving Away From
Diets - a book written for professionals, but
down-to-earth enough to be easy reading for anyone. Full of
strategies and techniques to implement attuned eating in your life.
- Read Eating Well, Living
Well - full of practical information about nutrition
and fitness, but without the "shoulds" and rules so often used. (Sold
the latest research about why diets don’t
work and challenges to the diet industry dogma.
- Review our Resources and Links.
- Meet with a clinician
skilled in the nondiet approach in your area.
Karin is located in Gainesville,
Amy in Philadelphia, PA.
Phone sessions are available.
We Don't Promote Dieting
We used to put people on diets,
as we were taught to do. It did not take long to realize that there was no
magic in dieting. In fact, it became painfully obvious that dieting is fraught
with failure, heartache, and deprivation.
we learned that diets
cause problems, including:
Diets not work 95% of the time. Diets
cause weight gain. (Are you larger today than when you
first dieted? Most people blame themselves. Professionals even blame the
dieters! Even though research proves without
a doubt that diets do not work!) We believe that promoting dieting is unethical.