What my clients are saying…
“Since Stephanie and I have been working together, food has become something I’m no longer afraid of, nor something I put on a pedestal (although of course I’ll always have favorites, which I’ve learned is okay!) Rather than keep my cabinets somewhat bare, they are now filled with a variety of choices which has helped tremendously with normalizing food.”
“I have really enjoyed working with Stephanie. I have found her to be very supportive, knowledgeable and positive during our sessions.”
“For a while I had been searching for a dietitian to work with but was always hesitant to reach out as I knew what was in my future based on past experiences: restrictions, dieting, and inevitably falling off the wagon. I knew that I was tired of the cycle but did not know how to get out of it. So when I came across Stephanie’s website and read about this idea of Intuitive Eating, I knew that it was exactly what I was looking for – a way to disassociate myself from diet culture and become more in tune with my body. Stephanie is truly passionate about what she does and I always walk away from our sessions feeling incredibly positive that this is the right path for me.”
“Stephanie takes the time to get to know each of her clients on a personal level. She cares about their physical, mental, and emotional health surrounding food, exercise, and as a whole. Stephanie attentively listens to her client’s needs, goals, and feelings. She provided insightful guidance and tips surrounding nutrition and living a healthy balanced lifestyle. I am grateful for Stephanie!”
“I think the most profound thing I have discovered in my journey with Stephanie is that the past dieting programs I have followed played a huge role in ruining my relationship with food when their intention was made out to do the exact opposite. They left me not knowing where to turn because I felt I needed a plan to tell me what and when to eat which only perpetuated the cycle. Through the principles of Intuitive Eating and working with Stephanie, I am learning to listen to and trust my body to tell me its needs and wants and knowing that both are okay. The inclusive and encouraging environment Stephanie creates has helped me challenge the associations between food, weight loss and self-confidence that I have linked for so long.”
“When I first began working with Stephanie, my relationship with food and my own body were both a mess. I had been in a constant state of dieting from a young age and found myself either under or over eating depending on what part of the diet cycle I was in. My kitchen cabinets always contained the bare minimum out of fear of having too many temptations which, on the flip side, only led to ordering in more often, which in turn would make me feel bad about myself and I would begin my search for a new diet all over again. In my search for a new mentor, I stumbled across Stephanie’s website where she talked about this idea of Intuitive Eating, something I had never heard of before. The idea of becoming attuned to my body and truly listening to its wants and needs was something I had never considered because I had always just done what I was told to while dieting. Hunger, fullness, or mood did not matter as long as I was eating what and when I was told. When I wasn’t following a plan, it was a free for all as I had no clue where to even begin without rules. Deciding to take a leap and try something new to better my relationship with food and myself was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. Stephanie has been an incredible guide helping me to normalize food, listen to my body, and learn self-acceptance by challenge the ideas that diet culture and society have instilled in me of what it means to be healthy and happy.”
Something I am most proud of is learning to truly listen to my hunger and fullness cues and taking a moment to ask myself what it is that I either want or need which has been detrimental in helping to heal my relationship with my body. What also helped with this was challenging and rejecting diet culture. The root of my cyclical dieting was always to try to conform to the standards society sets for what all people should look like and how to live their lives. If I wasn’t actively trying to lose weight as a “bigger person”, I would never be happy or healthy and with the constant change in either restrictions or routines it seemed I would never obtain the end goal. Separating myself from these ideas and focusing on myself and respecting my true wants and needs has lead me down a more happy and healthy path that I could have ever found with a diet. I have Stephanie to thank for introducing me to and guiding me through something that has truly been life changing.