Want More Intention in Your Food and Eating?
You were doing pretty good. You had things under control.
Then the virus changed everything.
You have more stress than toilet paper.
Snacks now call to you from the kitchen. In loud voices.
You’re bored, because all the events got cancelled, and it turns out that bingeing Netflix (or those snacks) doesn’t always make you feel good.
Now you’re worried that all the disappointment, extra time, social distancing, and less structure will change things for your food and eating choices.
You’re eating more, sitting more, out-of-routine, out-of-control, overwhelmed, stressed, bored, lonely, and/or tired.
This doesn’t have to be the case.
You could feel stable, empowered, and confident in your food choices.
You could increase your self-compassion and sense of calm.
You could move forward with simple action-oriented steps to your goals.
Actually, let’s try it right now.
Take a deep breath. In, out.
Think about one very small thing that you’ve stopped doing as a result of the recent changes. What did that thing used to make you feel?
What’s one (also very small thing) that you can experiment with today to see if you can feel a similar way again?
You’re not alone. I understand the challenges of anxiety and overwhelm, the feeling of not knowing how to proceed, the difficulty of having your normal routine be uprooted and overturned.
I’ve come alongside people like you who want to feel more on top of their eating and wellness, without dieting or shame-based recommendations.
My clients are able to enjoy their lives and their food. You can too…
…even when you’re stressed
….even when you’re stuck at home
…..even when the Girl Scout cookies are right there!
I think you did a great job helping me find solutions that I can use versus just telling me I wasn’t doing the process the one true way or something like that… It feels like we did some really hard work to help me find a path that works for me. I’m really happy and excited about eating and appreciate it so much more than I used to. Thanks for helping me fully love something I already thought I loved. —Jenn S
Here’s the approach:
Bring in more intention and attention to food and eating (for a short time, no need to obsess!)
Relearn body signals that can tell you what, when, and how much to eat (yes, even your body has information to share!)
No restrictions (they increase cravings and binges, and mess with our relationship with food)
Shelly is amazing human being above anything else. She really understood the struggles with food I had and was able to give me a plan of action that not only was good for me but helped me over come many years of my bad relationship with food. She is very kind and compassionate and very understanding in the way she talks to you about nutrition. I highly recommend her! —Ivy V
Each session is personalized to you and where you’re at in that moment.
Some of the topics we might cover (up to you, of course!):
How to create a nutritionally balanced 2-week menu you can use even if you’re quarantined
How to figure out if you’re actually hungry or feeling something else
What to do if you keep eating past comfortable fullness
4 major reasons you might have increased cravings right now
How to keep your food safe and minimize contamination
How enjoying your food more can help you eat healthier
Shelly came into my life at the perfect time where I was connecting deeper. She assisted me at seeing some things that I had pushed aside. She gave some ideas in a way that I had never thought of. She gave me a new way to frame things that I had been rough on myself prior. I also got a few ideas I could use in the future. —Jennifer S