Let me teach you how to work with your hunger — not against it — so you can stop obsessing about food and body.
However you’ve arrived, I’m going to assume you’re here to improve your relationship to food and finally make peace with your body. Or perhaps you’re curious about what else is out there? If so, you’re in the right place.
What’s it like to work with me? As a weight-neutral 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 diverges substantially from more conventional approaches to eating. My counselling style has been described as client-centred, inclusive, empathetic, and no-nonsense.
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 physical 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.
*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.
Sample Session (20 minutes): Free. Get a sense of what it’s like to work with me while I learn more about who you are, how you’ve arrived here, and the changes you’d like to manifest in your life.
Nutrition Intake (90 minutes): $150. An opportunity for me to better understand your health history, short-term and long-term goals, and relationship with food. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of any relevant symptoms and basic eating psychology, as well as actionable next steps.
Nutrition/Intuitive Eating Counselling (60 minutes): $100. To truly make significant shifts to habits and behaviours, I recommend a minimum 3-month commitment (6-12 sessions, as determined together). This is based on several years of professional practice. 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.
Nutrition/Intuitive Eating Counselling (30 minutes): $50. An abbreviated version of the above. 30-minute sessions are only available to current nutrition clients as a maintenance/follow-up option.
Grocery Shopping (60 minutes): $100. Learn how to confidently navigate the grocery store using an anti-diet lens. We’ll explore the many options for when you shop independently in the future, or we can shop together for the week — your choice! All grocery shopping tours are conducted at Metro, 425 Bloor St. W. Group tours are currently unavailable at this time.
In-Kitchen Session (120 minutes): $230 (includes travel time). If cooking for yourself feels incredibly daunting, let’s cook together! We’ll prepare and portion up to 6 recipes (14 meals) in the comfort of your home. Learn how to make basic, balanced, and satisfying meals for yourself efficiently and safely. This session includes a meal plan and grocery list. **This does not include grocery shopping or cost of food.
Private Meal Support (30 minutes): $50. Supervised, one-on-one meal support in The Health Annex private kitchen.
Meal Outing (60 minutes): $100, plus the cost of food. Supervised outing to a mutually decided upon restaurant. Learn how to safely order from a restaurant menu, make pro-recovery choices, practice exposure to fear foods/volume, and/or challenge disordered beliefs about restaurant meals.
Business Coaching (45 minutes): $75. A chance to ask any business-related questions: how I got started, my formal education and training, how I structure my sessions, client acquisition and retention, marketing and branding, mindset, incorporating the non-diet approach into your practice, and so on.
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