As a nutritionist, people are really curious what I eat. They want to know what foods I eat everyday, and all the tricks I've got up my sleeve.
The really boring but true answer is.... I don't eat a certain way.
I don't avoid any foods, and I don't restrict any foods.
This isn't what I've always been like.
I've been just like you.
I felt addicted to food, like there was no way I could ever control myself around chocolate, sweets, crisps, cookies, fried foods.
I was so embarrassed. This is when I was training to become a nutritionist. Can you imagine how mortified I was? I was meant to be the one that was healthy! I couldn't cope with how addicted to "bad" foods I was.
I would think about food every waking minute. At some points, food even filled my dreams!
That's why I'm so passionate about helping people recover from binge eating. I know how frustrating and never-ending the struggle is.
I'm in a really lucky position. I was able to recover from my own troubled relationship to food. And for the last 2+ years, I've been helping other people do the same thing. I've helped over 100 people in my private clinic heal their relationship to food. Wow, that feels so surreal to think about!
I absolutely love guiding people to feel less out of control, and less overwhelmed with food. The people I've worked with were super similar to me; they were:
Constantly thinking about food - even when they were eating
Struggling to keep up with their family and life demands, because they were so exhausted, stressed, and pre-occupied with food
Feeling incredibly uncomfortable in their bodies
Experiencing really horrible physical symptoms, like bloating, constipation, brain fog, low energy, poor sleep, irritability, low mood, and constantly feeling full
Feeling hopeless, like they would be on this cycle forever
From a chaotic relationship with eating to being calm and content around food without constantly worrying that the next binge is just around the corner.
With all the same expert knowledge but in a much more affordable format and, importantly, at a pace that feels right to you.
Want to know which foods I never eat? There are three foods to avoid, and foods a nutrionist never eats – and you might want to as well!
1. Raw chicken
Getting Salmonella is not on my bucket list. Nor am I a fan of nausea, vomiting and getting admitted to hospital. So this is definitely a food I avoid.
They may be high in protein, but that wouldn’t matter to me.
Some people crave dirt and soil. It’s a condition known as Pica. I avoid eating soil and dirt by rinsing my fruit and vegetables – and trying my best not to face plant into the ground. So far, so good.
This is to say that when you binge eat - there are no foods you should avoid long term. In the short-term, it will likely feel better to avoid triggering foods. But, in the long term you need to make peace with ALL foods.
Ready to make peace with all foods, including your binge foods?
Let's work together. Get in touch with me here.