Our upmost priority at The Balanced Nutritionist is to guide people to adopt a ‘real food lifestyle’ and work with them over time to ensure new, healthy habits ‘stick’ so that they stay happy and healthy long term.
We work very closely with our clients and we have a very good reputation because we care deeply for their success and long-term health.
We prefer to work with clients over several months, knowing that real change takes time. Eating healthy is not just about good food. Eating healthy = good food + a good relationship with food. Sure, we teach our clients how to recognize good nourishing food, but it’s equally important we assist them to reach a place where they can eat ice cream… without guilt or self-loathing… and not followed by a 5-hour debate on the best way to ‘work it off’.
My (Katie’s) professional journey to becoming a ‘no numbers nutritionist’ began due to the high number of clients I work with who are ‘ruled’ by the scales. This may look like…weighing too much (sometimes daily) and being absolutely distraught if the number looking back is MORE than or the SAME as it was before.
- having unrealistic expectations of the scales, and believing the number coming back is ‘never enough.’
- being petrified of the scales and what ‘that number’ may be and never wanting to get on the scales ever.
- basically…. being ‘ruled’ by the scales
*inflated is an understatement. The messaging is often false and almost always impossible.**I will not use the word diet again on this page. Or in conversation with you.
These clients ended up with a really great relationship with themselves and with food.
- I’ll help you enjoy more real food and much less processed food (because our body thrives on the fresh stuff)
- Help you to understand what foods work really well for you and which ones aren’t making you feel great (which is highly individual)
- Help you to get back in touch with your body and listen to its hunger and satiety cues
- Help you stop dieting. And start living again.
Our core philosophy can be summed up as follows:
1. Food has the capacity to prevent disease and the power to heal disease when given both time and respect.
2. Food comes from the ground, our trees, the ocean, and our animals. It is not from a packet, a manufacturing plant, a laboratory, or a drive-thru. This is not truly food.
3. Food brings families and friends together. It’s a means of celebrating those who prepared it, the resources that enabled it, and the people whom we share it with.
4. Food should always be prepared minimally, but with great care. It should be consumed mindfully and gratefully.
5. Real food, along with movement and mental well-being is the foundation for good health.
We practice and live with this philosophy in mind always. When we work with clients, it’s these values that are at the forefront of our mind, influencing our work with you. Read more about us here.