Areas of Expertise

I work with weight issues, body image challenges, overeating, binge eating, and a variety of nutrition related health concern such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity, and others.

 

How I'm Different

For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet.  We’ve been told that we lack willpower and need more control.  The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice.  The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism.  In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology.  By eliminating all the “should and should-nots” , I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal needs.  As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration.  Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement.  I help clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish but through strategies that nourish.

 

Mind Body Nutrition

Mind Body nutrition is the practice of exploring clinical nutrition and psychophysiology.  We look at how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health.  It goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the connections between brain, body and behavior.  What we eat is only half the story of good nutrition.  The other half is who we are.  Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress, physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning.  It offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues.

I help teach how to navigate discomfort so you get a grip on unwanted eating habits.

My Approach

The approach I take effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges and various nutrition related health concerns.  As a certified coach, my approach is positive and empowering.  I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you”  but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight and health.  Oftentimes our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more.  By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. 

Some signs that problematic eating is affecting you: 

  1. You think “today is the day” I will start eating healthy but you sabotage by the end of the day. 

  2. You often say, “tomorrow is the day, tomorrow will be different” but nothing changes. 

  3. You turn to food when you have some tough emotions surface. 

  4. You eat unconsciously and wish you hadn’t once you’ve finished. 

  5. You have a critical inner voice that judges you for your eating. 

  6. You’ve tried many diets but nothing works permanently. 

  7. You feel as though you’re on roller coaster and desperately want to get off. 

  8. You think and obsess about food a lot. 

  9. You restrict yourself. 

  10. You overeat, maybe even stuff yourself to the point of discomfort. 

  11. You hide food or eat in private. 

  12. You feel as though your eating is out of control.   

  13. You think food is the enemy. 

  14. Your food choices are causing health problems but you can’t seem to make better choices. 

 

© 2018 by Jacqueline Grace,CTNC MBEC RYT