Does it feel like thinking about food has taken over your mind? Does the constant flow of nutrition information in the media make it feel like you don't know what to eat anymore? Do you feel like you can't trust yourself around food? That's what I hear from a lot of my clients.
This can be especially true if you've been diagnosed with diabetes. The usual guidance involves restricting eating to lose weight. Maybe you've been told you need to cut out sugar. Maybe you've been told you can't eat bread and pasta, or maybe even fruit. This can make you feel deprived, fixated on food, and lead to eating in a way that feels out of control that make your blood sugars go all over the place.
Maybe you've been thinking about trying to become more of an intuitive eater but you don't think it's for you because you have diabetes.
The truth is that you don't have to cut out foods you love to manage your diabetes and that kind of restriction can actually make your blood sugar control worse! You can improve your relationship with food AND manage your diabetes without food taking over your life!
My name is Kathleen Hernder and I’m a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. I'm passionate about helping people to improve their relationship with food.
I believe that thinking about food shouldn't take over your life, regardless of if you have a chronic disease like diabetes, and regardless of your body size. I work with people to help stop the restrict, binge cycle and help eating and food to take up less of your mental and emotional energy so you can have more energy for what matters to you.