Are you in a health rut? Frustrated with your efforts to lose weight? Worn down by negative thoughts about your body? Or feeling challenged by a lifetime of eating habits that take you further away from your weight and health goals?
If you’re experiencing a health slump, feeling desperate for answers or don’t know where to turn, this is a good time to reach out for help. Consider hiring an Eating Psychology Coach.
An Eating Psychology Coach is a special type of health coach trained here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in the fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. Both are cutting-edge areas of study devoted to helping people transform the most common and compelling eating challenges of our time, such as weight, body image, overeating, binge eating, chronic dieting, emotional eating and more.
But why choose an Eating Psychology Coach when there are all kinds of health coaches available to help these days? Here are 5 reasons to work with an Eating Psychology Coach:
1. You have stubborn eating challenges that you have tried to change, with no success.
Eating Psychology Coaches are the only health coaches in the world with specific training, tools and skills in the psychology of eating. They understand how to get to the bottom of unresolved eating challenges, once and for all.
Eating Psychology Coaches view difficult eating habits as a symptom of bigger struggles and a doorway into a deeper relationship with yourself. They recognize that “what” you eat is only half the story when it comes to good nutrition and improving your health. “Why” you eat provides a window into your soul and deepest desires.
If you have eating habits that you’ve been unable to change – overeating, emotional eating or binge eating – it’s time to take a deeper look for answers.
An Eating Psychology Coach will ask powerful questions to help you examine unmet needs, pain from your past or suppressed emotions. Smoothing out rocky areas of your life can have positive and profound implications on your relationship with food and help you begin to let go of persistent eating challenges.
2. You have a “gut” feeling that there is something deeper to your relationship with food and your body.
Eating Psychology Coaches honor your “gut” feeling – your intuition – and they want you to do the same.
Did you know that there is actually a brain in your gut? It’s called the Enteric Nervous System and if you’ve ever had a “sense” that something is not right or there’s something more to the story – that’s your Enteric Nervous System talking. So make sure to listen.
Eating Psychology Coaches help you to respect your body wisdom – that second brain in the belly – by teaching you that it’s a strength and useful information. If you’re someone who has a “gut” feeling that there’s something deeper to your relationship with food and your body, this would be a good time to approach an Eating Psychology Coach. Chances are you’re right.
An Eating Psychology Coach will help you delve deeper into your thoughts, feelings and stories about your life to understand what might be driving your behavior when it comes to food and your body. They teach you how to listen closely to your body to best nourish and feed yourself. You’re the expert regarding you. Eating Psychology Coaches teach you how to harness that expertise to empower your health and your metabolism.
3. You’re tired of the same old approach to weight loss and interested in a new dialogue regarding health, wellness and weight.
If you’re looking for new tools or a new conversation regarding weight, body and food then working with an Eating Psychology Coach is the way to go. Eating Psychology Coaches are on the cutting edge when it comes to a new conversation about weight loss.
Eating Psychology Coaches understand that our current approach to weight – which includes chronic dieting, calorie counting and extreme exercise – is broken. They know that if it were as easy as simply cutting calories we would not be faced with the obesity epidemic currently plaguing our nation.
Making peace with food, loving our bodies and showing compassion toward ourselves requires a new approach. Eating Psychology Coaches have stepped up as leaders in this new conversation.
4. You’re interested in improving your relationship with food, body and self.
Perhaps you understand that a lifetime of struggle cannot change in an instant, overnight. Instead you’re interested in deepening your relationship with food, your body and yourself.
An Eating Psychology Coach can help you have a positive shift in how you relate to nutrition and the body you walk in every day.
Time spent with an Eating Psychology Coach promises to give you a greater understanding of how you relate to food while allowing you to learn to treat yourself and your body with unconditional love and respect. This is a wonderful recipe for overall improvement to your health and a chance to feel lighter in relation to the world around you.
5. You’re tired of the negative internal monologue in your head regarding your body image and food.
Bullying yourself all day long on the inside does nothing to help you on the outside. In fact, being mean to yourself will forever hold you back from reaching your health goals and feeling at home in your body.
Eating Psychology Coaches are trained specifically to help you change that negative voice into a dialogue that helps you get to where you want to be. They have tools to help you transform your inner monologue into one that empowers and catapults you to a place of health and well-being.
So if you’re someone who battles with a strong inner mean girl (or boy!), let an Eating Psychology Coach help you. They can instill you with the skills necessary to let go of those challenging inner messages.
Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating we work hard to provide a top-notch and excellent certification program that trains Eating Psychology Coaches around the world. We hope you take advantage of this life changing service.
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