What is Mind Body Nutrition?

Mind-Body​ ​Nutrition​​ ​is​ ​an​ ​exciting​ ​and​ ​timely​ ​new​ ​field​ ​that​ ​advances​ ​the​ ​practice​ ​of​ ​clinical nutrition​ ​by​ ​exploring​ ​the​ ​psychophysiology​ ​of​ ​how​ ​thoughts,​ ​feelings​ ​and​ ​beliefs​ ​impact nutritional​ ​metabolism​ ​and​ ​health.​ ​Originated​ ​by​ ​Marc​ ​David,​ ​Founder​ ​of​ ​the​​ ​Institute​ ​for​ ​the Psychology​ ​of​ ​Eating​,​ ​it​ ​goes​ ​far​ ​beyond​ ​classical​ ​nutrition​ ​by​ ​focusing​ ​on​ ​the​ ​fascinating connections​ ​between​ ​brain,​ ​body,​ ​and​ ​behavior.​ ​Simply​ ​put,​ ​​what​​ ​we​ ​eat​ ​is​ ​only​ ​half​ ​of​ ​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​ ​profoundly​ ​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​ ​times.

As​ ​an​ ​Mind​ ​Body​ ​Eating Coach,​ ​my​ ​approach​ ​is​ ​positive​ ​and​ ​empowering.​ ​I​ ​don’t​ ​see​ ​your​ ​eating​ ​and/or health challenges​ 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,​ ​health and weight.​ ​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. As​ ​an​ ​Mind​ ​Body​ ​Eating​ ​Coach,​ ​I​ ​look​ ​to​ ​support​ ​you​ ​with​ ​coaching​ ​strategies​ ​and​ ​nutrition principles​ ​that​ ​are​ ​nourishing,​ ​doable,​ ​sustainable,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​yield​ ​results.

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