a delicious, Nourishing diet is the cornerstone to good health...
....yet many tend to place it a distant last on the priority list. We happily sign up for gym membership and personal trainers and embark on physical challenges such as marathons, tall peak climbs and multi kilometre ocean swims, often without a lot of thought to the burden this places on our bodies' nutrient requirements.
Good nutrition is performance enhancing, physically and mentally. It can make you feel vital and energised. Poor nutrition can make you feel sluggish, moody and flat.
Taking food too seriously can become a chore and the enjoyment of sharing a simple meal with friends can become a minefield of dos and don'ts. Eating consciously is like meditating, you need to keep recentering and eating what makes you feel vibrant and energetic most of the time. BUT don't beat yourself up if a night out on the town tempts you to steer off course or God forbid eat a piece of chicken (that's not necessarily organic - I struggle with this one!) There is a fine balance and your sanity, at the end of the day, needs to reign.
I am not a psychologist but am very conscious of the hazy area between knowing what to eat to fuel your body and mind emotionally and physically and using nutrition as a crutch for emotional and mental health issues. If you think you have an eating disorder, please contact a therapist immediately. If you'd like to chat to someone to confirm whether you need a therapist, please feel free to contact me for a free 10 minute chat. Recovery is possible. I have a referral network of fully qualified practitioners for when my skills require complimentary counselling and services as they always do with eating disorders.
Some reasons you may require some dietary advice include:
My first line of treatment is food and I am very aware that the over-nutritionalisation of food can be a turn off for busy people. It's my job to understand the nutrients and translate that into real whole food messages so that you can make peace with your plate.
If you are confused by conflicting food messages and don't know what to eat or feed the family, I can help.
Who is Louise Edney?
Read about Louise here.
"It's important not to be too dictatorial about food or you can end up with disordered eating and find yourself in a whole world of pain. I've been there myself and the sooner you can get treatment, the more energy you have to dedicate to the enjoyment of life and hobbies and travel and relationships. I see a lot of beautiful teenagers and 40+ year old women with disordered eating patterns. It can be quite debilitating and incredibly confusing and stressful for sufferers and their support network."
What to expect
In your initial nutrition consult, we'll examine your health and nutrition goals, evaluate your 3 day food diary and discuss your health and vitality (or perceived lack thereof. )
We'll talk digestive health and general well being and tweak your food intake and attitudes to food to maximise your mood and energy.
Your follow up consult will be scheduled for 2 - 4 weeks, depending on your goals. You will check in, discuss wins and issues, your nutrition plan and any homework you've been set.
Subsequent nutrition consults can be discussed and a plan tailor made for your future needs. Some of you will want to see lots more of me and others will have gained enough from 2 consults.
Purchase here and Contact me to book a time for your consult. The initial consult is 1 - 1½ hours and a 30 - 45 minute follow up appointment will be scheduled at the end of the initial consult. The initial package for is $250 including GST. Subsequent consultations start at 30 minutes and are charged at $85 including GST for 30 minutes. Additional charges apply for meal plans. Please ask me more.
There is a plethora of dietary advice on offer from the Australian government healthy eating guidelines to vegan, raw, mediterranean, eat right for your blood type and paleo and Mediterranean philosophies and somewhere amongst all of this information is the right dietary course for each of you. Keep in mind that you will probably all have different needs at different times of your lives.