Rid yourself of food guilt and rediscover the joy of eating!
Have you ever wished…
… you could stop feeling guilty about what you eat?
… you could enjoy Shabbos without it turning into a binge day?
… you could enjoy weddings & engagement parties without stressing out about food?
… you could go with your kids for ice cream without worrying about being around ice cream?
… you could eat healthily without food preoccupation or feeling deprived?
This can be your reality!
I help Jewish women create a healthy relationship with food so they can relieve themselves of food anxiety and trust themselves with ALL foods, feel good in their body, and rediscover the joy of eating!
If you are ready to ditch the diet and find peace with food and your body, my Signature Coaching Program is for you!
What clients are saying…
“I had dieted my entire life and it always seemed like a yoyo, I would lose weight and then gain it all back and then some. Rachel helped me make positive changes in my lifestyle that helped me overall be healthier. I am sleeping better, I am less stressed and I am not nighttime snacking. Rachel gave me definitive ways to combat stress and helped me change my thinking. When those factors were dealt with it was much easier to focus on internal cues for hunger and fullness. She also gave me practical food ideas for snacks, suppers etc. My favorite part of the intuitive eating approach is food is not stressful, if I want a food I can eat it without worrying about the supposed 10 pounds I am going to gain. I have found that just by giving myself permission to eat unhealthy foods I no longer crave them and eat them far less than when I was on a diet. Overall I feel healthier both physically and emotionally after using Rachel’s approach.”
“Food is just not a struggle anymore! I’ve stopped binging and no longer think or worry about food all day. I’m able to listen to and respect my hunger and fullness cues, eat what I want and enjoy it, and then move on without stressing about it or worrying that it will turn into a binge. It’s kinda crazy, I’ve never experienced this before – to be able to eat without all the worry and stress – it feels so freeing! Thank you, Rachel!”
This program is for women who:
- Struggle with overeating, emotional eating, and/or food preoccupation.
- Are tired of dieting
- Want food to stop being a struggle
- Want to heal their body image
- Want to trust themselves with food & learn how to nourish themselves without the stress
- Want to rid themselves of food guilt
- Want to live life FULLY in health and happiness, without food worry and anxiety!
This program is NOT for women who:
- Are looking for a weight loss program
- Just want a meal plan to follow
- Have an active eating disorder (anorexia and/or bulimia)
- Are under 16 years of age
- Can’t commit to weekly sessions (virtually via zoom)
3 Month Signature Coaching Program
Initial Session (75 minutes)
I want to get to know YOU- your history with food and eating, your current struggles with food, you likes and dislikes, your lifestyle, health history, and your personality. In our first session together we get to know each other and assess your current mindset around food. You can not attempt to heal something or address an issue if you are not aware of where it is coming from. During our initial session we work through your struggle to figure out where the root of the issue is so we can then begin to address these issues and help you move forward toward a healthy relationship with food and your body and we will set goals accordingly.
Follow Ups (45 minutes, 11 sessions)
We’ll discuss the previous week’s goals and what you feel you have learned or have found as an obstacle to making progress. Each client is individual and follow ups are catered according to your needs and challenges. The goal of follow ups is to help you move forward toward a healthy relationship with food and your body. This means we pinpoint a specific struggle and work through it either by discussion, worksheets, or mindful exercises. I take my clients’ progress seriously and encourage them to be active participants in their care by voicing their honest thoughts throughout our time together so that I can help you make peace with food and body for a life fully lived.
I want you to feel as supported as possible. To provide this the program includes:
- Weekly hunger/fullness food journal review: clients can increase awareness to their internal cues and I assess for patterns of eating that may need to be addressed.
- Weekly Goal Setting: help you set intentions on what you need to work on.
- Ongoing Messaging Support: for any question or concern between sessions you have access to me so that you feel supported throughout our time together.
What clients are saying…
“Rachel gave me very concrete goals to work on each week and dove right in to discuss them with me at the start of each video session. She really listens to what I tell her I’m going through and gives feedback that shows that she heard me. Her sensible advice and practices have helped me change much of my negative body image issues and really dig down to the root of them! Honestly, we rarely talked about food since my eating and body image issues aren’t stemming from my food choices. They were deeply rooted emotional viewpoints which she helped me to unearth and deal with.”
“Working with Rachel truly altered the way I think about myself and of course the way I think about food. Rachel’s relaxed and positive demeanor coupled with her nutritional knowledge and intuitive wisdom make her an incredible guide for the lifelong journey of Intuitive Eating.”
What is your approach?
I teach my clients how to make peace with food and eat with trust and joy through Intuitive Eating. Intuitive Eating is an evidenced based approach to health which teaches you how to recognize and honor your hunger, respect your fullness, enjoy all foods without guilt, and how to cope with emotions in a healthy way. Intuitive Eating is essentially the way we are born eating – as children we start out with a healthy relationship with food and know exactly how much we need to eat to nourish ourselves. As we get older we are imposed with more and more food rules that messes up our relationship with, either passed down to us by well-meaning diet centric parents, the media, the doctor’s office, or diet culture at large. Intuitive Eating helps you reject external rules so you can trust yourself with food again and know how to eat to feel good without stress or worry.
What are the benefit to Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating has over 80 research studies which have evidence to show that those who eat intuitively have better triglycerides & cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mental health, self esteem, and body image, and lower BMIs vs those who chronically diet.
Will this help me lose weight?
One of 3 things will happen when you learn to eat intuitively: you’ll either lose weight, gain weight, or stay the same. It all depends on what your body’s set weight point is and we have less control over this than we are led to believe. It is a myth that if you just eat healthily and workout you’ll be a certain size. We can all eat exactly the same and still have different body sizes because we differ genetically. You can find health at every size so long as you focus on creating healthy behavior changes and take the stress off the scale number. If this makes you hesitate with learning to eat intuitively, ask yourself: how has dieting and hating your body served you until now and do you want to continue on this path for another 20, 30, or 40 years? OR are you ready to free yourself from that burden and focus on living your life fully in health AND happiness? If you answered yes to the latter question – this program will help you achieve that life.
Do accept insurance?
No, I do not.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, you do have an option to do a monthly payment plan.
Why work with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Registered Dietitians have a thorough education in nutrition sciences and are uniquely qualified to give you sound nutrition advice that is evidence based to help you cut through all the nutrition misinformation and fads. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist as it is not a legally protected credential but only Registered Dietitians have completed a minimum of a bachelors degree, an accredited internship, and have taken an accredited exam to be qualified Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. A Dietitian understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution and helps make healthy living practical for you. Dietitians also have an understanding of chronic diseases as well as the experience and skills to educate and help you implement the changes you need to manage your condition. Overall, Registered Dietitians use their expertise to help you make safe and effective behavior changes that are applicable and work for you and your lifestyle.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I have spent many years studying food and nutrition and how it it relates to our health. However, I have also learned that intellectual knowledge of healthy eating does not necessarily translate into eating healthy. Because what’s most important is that you first have a healthy relationship with food and learn to trust yourself completely with food. True health is when eating is joyful, not stressful! I help Jewish women who struggle with food guilt and an unhealthy relationship with food heal that relationship, so you can live all of life in health and happiness.