“Essentially, for my entire life, I have struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food and an aversion to exercise. Intuitive eating has been particularly helpful for me as I had a very emotional attachment to food. So much of my weight journey was tied to numbers on the scale, and that derailed me every time. My dietitian has made me feel good about the exercise I do and made me realize that I don’t have to do hardcore cardio every day in order to reap the benefits from “moving”. For the first time in my life, I have optimism that I’m on the right path both with eating and exercising.
When faced recently with great stress in my life, for the first time, I didn’t use food as a coping mechanism and when I wasn’t able to exercise as much as I wanted to during this time, I knew that I would return to exercise whereas in the past, I would have spiraled. I am very hopeful for my future because of the non-judgmental attitude I feel from my dietitian. There is no shaming, and the focus is always on the positive changes you are making. I have been given the tools and support I need in order to live a healthier life.”