What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?
Dynamic Eating Psychology is an exciting new field originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It's a positive, empowerieng and transformational approach that's designed for anyone who eats. Hmmm, that's you! Each of us has a unique, fascinating and ever changing relationship with food. Eating Psychology acknowledges the importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight and health not as an indication that we're broken or less than, but as an opportunity for growth. Formerly, the field of Eating Psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. But Dynamic Eating Psychology is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. It recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions - relationships, family, work, sexuality, money, life stress, our search for meaning and fulfillment and much more.
Now that you know what Dynamic Eating Psychology is you may be wondering what a coach actually does. It's more about integration than information. Coaches are trained in a powerful approach developed by the Institute to address weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges and various nutrition related health concerns. As an Eating Psychology 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 choices, weight and health. I look to support you with coaching strategies and holistic nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable and yield results.
Don't complicate it you say? Oh, you're gonna love this, trust me! Mind-Body Nutrition is a step past clinical nutrition because it explores the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. Originated by Marc David, it goes beyond classical nutrition concepts by focusing on the connections between brain, body and behavior. Why? Because what we eat is only half the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters! Mind-Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our time. See? That wasn't so bad!
If you'de like to explore mind-body nutrition principles with me, please go to the "services" page and set up a free 20 minute consultation to see if we are a match.