Do some of your eating habits frustrate you but you don't know how to change? Do your eating behaviours sabotage your health and nutrition goals? Want to feel more connected to your body's communications of hunger, appetite, fullness and be able to respectfully respond accordingly? Want to ditch fad-diets and have a healthier relationship with food and your body?
Amanda Moon is a Dietitian and Nutritionist in Adelaide, trained with years of experience in Mindful and Intuitive Eating. Helping her clients strengthen their skills to become more mindful of their eating habits and intuitive with their food choices, is often a part of the puzzle for achieving health goals. Not in Adelaide? Amanda offers online consultations for anyone in Australia or Internationally.
Topics that may be covered in your appointments:
Discuss your health, diet and lifestyle goals to assess how mindful and intuitive eating skills will benefit you;
Record in a food, mood and symptom diary to learn patterns of influences on your eating habits e.g. stress, boredom, physical or emotional pain, fatigue, poor sleep, menstruation or premenstrual syndrome, habit, distraction, social pressure, upbringing, beliefs etc;
Use a hunger and fullness measure to be able to evaluate your hunger at different times of the day, and how your body communicates this to you (can be various strong or subtle ways);
If you are often not physically hungry when you reach for food, learn why this is, whether it's appropriate for your health goals and if not, how to change;
Tune-into your different senses when around food and eating as to be more present / in the moment;
Ensure adequate hydration and be in tune to whether you feel thirsty or hungry (signals can be confusing);
Practice listening to your body's fullness signals and break through unhelpful eating habits such as 'needing to finish what's on your plate' or eating for comfort too often;
Learn how to support your digestion through mindful and intuitive eating;
Allow self-compassion and understanding whilst working on non-hungry eating habits;
Be guided on optimising your nutrition;
Learn how to use low glycemic meals and snacks to balance blood sugar levels and avoid energy crashes;
Discuss meal prep and cooking tips to help you meet your nutrition goals;
Discuss suitability of certain nutritional supplements to help you better balance blood sugar levels and food cravings while addressing the underlying cause;
Be guided on dietary changes or investigations that might help or resolve health issues influencing your eating habits e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other gut issues, inflammatory conditions, etc;
Learn how to best utilise exercise and movement for health and managing certain eating habits;
Ensure beneficial sleep habits and learn how poor sleep impacts your hunger and appetite.