As people begin their journey to healing their relationship with food, the element of gentle nutrition is the last step in the cycle of repair and reset.
When it comes to gentle nutrition, the first thing you need to consider is whether or not you are ready for this step. You don’t have to be perfect in practice but it is important to ask yourself how you are able to cope with feelings of guilt, anxiety and stress as you navigate and repair your relationship with food.
In today’s episode, I’m talking to Colleen, who is not only one of my closest friends and advocates, she is also a registered dietician who shares her amazing insight into life and gentle nutrition.
During our conversation, Colleen speaks on the responsibility of sharing positive and realistic food choices as a content creator and helping people realize nutrition does not have to be perfect. She shares key elements to focus on when it comes to gentle nutrition, why nutrition still plays an important role in a healthy food relationship and why micromanaging your diet does more damage than good when it comes to gentle nutrition.
In this episode, we cover:
Colleen explains the importance of sharing realistic examples of intuitive eating on her IG stories [4:50] The 3 tips to live by when thinking about gentle nutrition [9:40] As a registered dietician, Colleen shares the key takeaways when it comes to the nutrition part of gentle nutrition [16:05] Gentle nutrition is not about micromanaging what you eat, it’s about what’s sustainable on a daily basis and taking those baby steps [23:21] Colleen shares why she made the switch to being a food freedom dietician and what she’s surprised to learn over the years from her clients [32:16] How the narrative of weight loss and quick wins plays into gentle nutrition [41:12] Connect with Colleen:
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