In this episode I talk to Bonnie R. Giller, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, about how to how to manage a health condition alongside IE, and how the two are not a contradiction.
Here are some great quotes from this episode:
For all those years, I would have to be the one trying to figure out why the client gained a quarter pound. I don't know why your body did what it did. Now it was, "Oh my gosh, it's in my court. I have to make decisions." It was a really big shift for her.
Weight loss is not a behavior. It's an outcome of habit and behavior change, if that's what the body is intending to do. So how can a physician let that patient leave the office with a script to see a dietitian and the prescription is weight loss? It's so irresponsible.
I'm thinking of all the patients I have that are so happy because the stress is lifted. There was so much stress placed upon them that they have to lose weight. They look at the doctor and say, "You know what, been there, done that, heard that, it doesn't work, so can you tell me something else?" They can't tell you something else, but I can.
The moment I tell someone, "We're not addressing weight," I can't even tell you how they light up. It's like a brick is lifted off their shoulders.
People who have disordered eating or bordering on an eating disorder, often have GI issues that are caused by the ED. Sometimes what happens is once we normalize their eating and really move them through that intuitive process, the gut symptoms really resolve.
So many people say, "Nutrition therapy cannot go with IE." Hogwash! It absolutely can! Absolutely! Yes, we CAN really help people who have medical conditions through an IE approach.
Bonnie R. Giller is a Registered and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She has her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and has worked in medical
nutrition therapy and counseling for over 30 years.
Bonnie helps chronic dieters, emotional eaters, and people with medical conditions like diabetes, break the spell that diets have over them and reclaim WholeBody TrustTM so they can live their life to the fullest. She does this by creating a tailored solution that combines the three pillars of WholeBody TrustTM: Mind Trust, Hunger Trust and Food TrustTM.
Using her signature Intuitive Eating Program, Bonnie helps her clients support and honor their mind and body. She works with adults, teens and youths, guiding them in changing their relationship with food and their body. The result is they make peace with food, enjoy guilt-free eating, and live a healthy life they love.
Bonnie is very passionate about helping her clients regain trust in themselves and their bodies so they can shift away from a diet mentality and learn to listen to their inner hunger and fullness signals. She is known for providing caring support and motivation as her clients reacquaint themselves with their inner wisdom.
Bonnie is the author of Enjoying Food Peace: Recipes and Intuitive Eating Wisdom to Nourish Your Body and Mind, Passover the Healthy Way: Light, Tasty and Easy Recipes Your Whole Family Will Enjoy and My Supermarket Sidekick: Your Aisle-by-Aisle Shopping Guide.
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