Frequently Asked Questions
What is the non-diet approach?
In our current diet-obsessed culture, we lose touch with our individual wants and needs when it comes to feeding ourselves. We become afraid of honoring cravings which results in guilt and shame when fulfilling those needs. We will explore with this approach to help you develop confidence in what your body craves and needs. “Non- Diet” is not classifying foods in judgmental terms and the long term goal is to have an “all-foods-fit” approach to destigmatize food. By honoring your body’s wants and needs this will result in satisfaction from a physical and emotional level as opposed to falling into the restrict/binge cycle as well as dieting. By working together, you will learn how to not engage in this destructive cycle and establish a relationship with food that truly nourishes your mind, body and soul.
What is Health at every size?
The Health at Every Size® (HAES) philosophy and/or movement originates from the individual and their lived experience. It embraces a weight-inclusive approach, which means the focus is on behaviors, not on the judgement of body size, shape or appearance. In the current medical model, weight is used as a measure of health. The HAES approach takes an overall view of the person’s various experiences, their relationships with food, movement, and body. This movement honors the various individuals who have been people in their lives and in addition to the various environments involved in one’s overall health.
What is a “weight inclusive” approach?
As a weight inclusive provider, this allows the the conversations to shift to a deeper level beyond the expectations of weight loss. Since I do not focus on weight from a place of self worth, I welcome and respect that bodies come in all shapes and sizes and focus on helping one heal their relationship with food and their body.
What is the difference between a “Registered Dietitian Nutritionist“ and a “nutritionist” ?
A Registered Dietitian/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN) has been certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). To be certified, one must have at least a Bachelor-level education, have completed a didactic program of study and internship hours, passed the registration exam, abide by a strict code of ethics, and complete regular continuing education as approved by CDR. A nutritionist is an unregulated term and therefore anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. A nutritionist might have completed a online course and read various publication on nutrition or might have a PhD in Nutrition. There are no requirements to abide by any code of ethics or keep current on relevant continuing education. Having a provider with the RD/RDN credential ensures you are working with someone who is appropriately educated, keeps current, and will not sell products out of their scope of practice.
Do you accept insurance?
I am not a provider of any insurance and will provide a superbill with the appropriate ICD10 code for you to submit to your insurance carrier.