Hooked on the diet rollercoaster or caught in recovery limbo?
Let me teach you how to work with your hunger — not against it — so you can stop obsessing about food and body.
Let’s work together.
However you’ve arrived, I’m going to assume you’re here to improve your health by working on your relationship to food and body. Or perhaps you’re curious about how intuitive eating coaching differs from holistic nutrition or conventional dietetics? If so, you’re in the right place.
my nutrition philosophy
My philosophy is founded on the principles of intuitive eating. That means:
I believe that while I may have formal training in nutrition and body image, you are the expert of your own body.
I frankly don’t enjoy food policing and won’t tell you what to eat. Instead, I will help you to foster self-agency regarding food choices, volume, and timing.
That health is way broader than the wellness industry would have us believe, and far more complex than diet and exercise.
I don’t see food as “good” or “bad”, “healthy” or “unhealthy.” Rather, I believe #allfoodsfit — and that ditching the labels is the way to get out of the restrict-binge cycle. #allfoodsfit
That we don’t have to eat perfectly healthy to be healthy.
I see appetite as fluid, not fixed, and don’t believe in counting anything food-related unless we’re talking about a grocery budget.
I trust your body. And I want to guide you to trust your body, too.
What’s it like to work with me? As a weight-inclusive nutritionist, I help my clients to shift their unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours about food and body — all without weight loss goals. My version of “healthy eating” is founded on the principles of intuitive eating, mindfulness, self-compassion, and my own lived experience as a disordered eater; informed by Eastern nutrition philosophies and social justice concerns; and diverges substantially from more conventional approaches to eating. My counselling style has been described as client-centred, relational, and compassionate.
I truly specialize in guiding individuals away from “nutrition limbo” toward food freedom.
By nutrition limbo, I mean:
Those with a history of chronic dieting and caloric restriction who have lost the ability to “eat normally.”
Those with an eating disorder history who are physically stable, but continue to struggle with disordered thoughts and behaviours as they pertain to food
Anyone confused by current messaging about nutrition seeking a different way of approaching food, movement, self-care, and body.
Nutrition and Intuitive Eating Counselling Services
*Please note: Canadian residents are charged any applicable HST on all services.
**All services are provided out of The Health Annex at 320 1/2 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario. I offer virtual intuitive eating/nutrition coaching sessions via videoconference.
***I am happy to provide receipt for reimbursement, but please note my services are not covered by all health plans. I accept payment by e-transfer prior to session, cash, credit card, or Paypal.
Two Options for Working with Me:
1-Hour Nutrition/Intuitive Eating Counselling: $120. These sessions may include, as appropriate: reflecting and unpacking various levels of restriction; intuitive eating counselling (learning, understanding, and applying the principles); food exposure therapy; meal planning; general nutrition counselling.
My signature 6-month coaching program, Stop Binge Eating. Check it out here!
If you have any questions about working with me or would like to schedule a discovery call, please fill in and submit the form below.
Connect with Sarah directly at sarah[at]sarahberneche.com
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