Are you looking to change your relationship with food?

 

 

I can help! My name is Julie and I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years. In that time I have worked in many areas, including acute care, rehab and mental health. For the past 10 years I have been working at a family health team where I use a Health At Every Size®  (HAES®) approach when counselling patients on their eating habits and food choices. I also have a part-time private practice where I see clients who are not patients of the family health team. My approach focuses on Intuitive Eating, finding pleasure in movement and fostering a positive body image. I will help you tune into your body to eat mindfully, paying attention to taste and listening to your internal cues of hunger and fullness, while eating a balanced diet so you can feel your best, both physically and mentally. I also have a strong background in diabetes, cardiovascular health and gastrointestinal disorders. 

 

 

The Health At Every Size® Principles are:
 

  1. Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights. 
     
  2. Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs. 
     
  3. Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
     
  4. Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
     
  5. Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.

 

The above description of HAES was taken from The Association for Size, Diversity and Health (ASDAH) website.