Our bodies send rich and complex messages to help guide us in eating according to physical cues for hunger and fullness. Oftentimes, emotions interrupt those signals and scramble them so it is difficult to decipher what our bodies need versus what our emotions guide us to do. As intuitive eaters ourselves, we can help you navigate the sometimes confusing and complicated signals your mind and body are sending you. This can help you decipher when it’s truly time to eat, and when other coping skills should be used to manage strong emotions. It is important to eat foods you enjoy, and we will work with you to discover how all foods can fit in a balanced eating pattern that also meets your specific nutritional needs. We use an individualized treatment approach because we understand that each individual is unique and has different likes and dislikes, wants, and needs. We will give you personalized attention to discover how to best serve you and help you develop specific and achievable goals.
We believe in joyful movement.
Exercise should not feel like an obligation, a punishment, or torture. Too much exercise or exercising for the wrong reasons can cause health problems. It is necessary to experiment with all kinds of movement to find what brings you joy and makes you feel good physically and emotionally. We participate in many forms of joyful movement – walking, running, hiking, biking, weight training, roller blading, dancing and group fitness classes. We can help you learn to listen to your body so it can be your guide in how to treat it well through proper exercise and eating habits.
Allison Reed, RD, has been a group fitness instructor for nearly twenty years as well as a certified personal trainer for six of those years. If you choose, part of your sessions with Allison can be focused on finding the proper frequency, intensity, time spent, and type of movement that will work best for you.
We believe in health at every size.
Just as people come in different ages, colors, races, heights, genders, and religious beliefs, so do they come in a variety of weights and shapes. Optimizing health is a focal point of this practice. For many of our clients, learning and practicing mindful and intuitive eating leads to weight management. However, focusing solely on weight can be a slippery slope when it comes to living your best life. We urge you to assess other indicators of health when determining what you would like to get from our work together.
Consider the following factors:
Satisfaction from Food/Eating
Growth & Development (infants/children/adolescent)
Hair, Skin, Nail Health
It is normal for weight to ebb and flow, depending on what is going on in life: the early childhood years, teenage years, the college years, the mother or fatherhood years, the emotionally challenging years, the retirement years, etc. Each stage of life brings with it new challenges and transitions. Learning to be at peace with your body and to take care of it in the best possible way is something that we find joy in helping others discover within themselves.
"Our mission is to help you on a journey to wellness by improving your relationship with food, body, and eating so you can live your best life."