Here we are again approaching the New Year. This point marks a time of reflection and resolution, which in theory is healthy and productive. However, many nutrition and health related resolutions are often short-lived at best. As Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over gain and expecting different results.” This year, I would like to offer a different approach.
I find it interesting that so many Americans try diet after diet with rules set by someone that knows nothing about them, their health concerns, their medical history or their goals. We are increasingly confused and frustrated with food to the point we have no idea what to eat and just want to throw up our hands and not care anymore. We are constantly looking outside ourselves for answers: scouring the internet, buying the new top selling diet book and buying expensive supplements as examples. What if I told you that your body is screaming at you right now? That you have all the answers you need inside of you?
In our society we are taught not to trust ourselves. We believe our body is against us and we need to outsmart it. As a result we are talking heads with no ability to listen and trust our own intuition. The most rewarding work I do is helping clients to trust themselves again and tune into their own inner wisdom as it relates to food, health and wellness.
Becoming intuitive is a game changer. No longer will food have control over you or the power to create anxiety and stress. Most importantly, you will start to listen to what your body is trying to tell you in relation to what foods do and don’t work for your body. When my clients address their health concerns with curiosity rather than worry and stress, they are able to think logically about solutions. This enables them to use my recommendations about nutrition as tools rather than weapons. When the answer comes from collaboration, clients are more likely to follow. The client listens to their body and I help interpret while encouraging and fostering love, compassion and trust for what it is saying.
I would be honored if you would join me in a program geared toward intuitive eating. No calorie counting, deprivation or rules…just learning to trust yourself and discover what you are truly hungry for. Please contact me for more information on how to start this exciting journey of self-discovery!
Emily Fonnesbeck RD, CD, CLT