I’m Officially An Eating Psychology Coach!
Posted on June 5, 2017 by Amy Krasner
For the past four and a half years my work with Nourished Balance has been primarily focused on Holistic Nutrition Coaching. I have been working in depth with my clients to identify which foods work well for their bodies, creating meal plans with flavorful menus, and supporting them to improve their health through healthy eating habits.
Over time through my personal experience and working with so many amazing clients I have found that there is a deeper layer that is missing. Considering that we are all emotional beings and that our relationship with food is complex, it is essential that we start looking at the mindset and psychology behind our food behaviors.
That is why I decided to embark on a new education journey through the Institute of Psychology of Eating (IPE). As an Eating Psychology Coach I am now able to guide my clients in a new way with their nutrition. In addition to addressing food and health challenges, I am now excited to use new techniques to help my clients overcome mindset challenges with:
- Weight loss
- Body image
- Emotional eating
- Chronic dieting
- Stress induced health issues
Through the IPE program I learned about a philosophy called Mind Body Nutrition. This philosophy explains that “what we eat is half of the story of good nutrition”. The other half of the story is who we are as eaters- our thoughts, believes, stress levels, and personal stories profoundly impact our digestion, metabolism, and nutritional status. This ties into another important concept that no “one-diet” works for everyone. Our genetics, lifestyles, and emotions have a profound influence on which food approach is going to work best for each of us.
The other main concept that spoke to me in my IPE training is called Dynamic Eating Psychology. This concept addresses that our eating challenges and health challenges have deeper messages. When we look further, these challenges are an opportunity to grow and evolve as human beings. When we start to look at issues like emotional eating and binge eating, there is usually something underlying that is holding us back from making changes.
If you answer yes to either of the following questions, Eating Psychology coaching would be helpful for you:
- Is there something you know would make a big difference for your health that you’re just not doing?
- Are you doing everything you’ve been told to do, and still not getting the results you want?
Eating Psychology can help you figure out why you don’t do what you know you “should” and why some approaches that work for others don’t work for you.
This approach works because everyone has a unique relationship with food driven by their beliefs, mindset, emotions and the past. I am beyond excited to incorporate this unique offering to my clients in the years to come through one-on-one coaching and group programs.
If you want to learn more about how eating psychology can help you with your nutrition goals, contact me to schedule a complimentary introduction call. I’d love to chat!