"We all eat emotionally. We are human after all. But what if our emotions take control of us. What if our relationship with food mirrors our relationship with life? It's time to start taking back control and living life to the full!" - Angie White, Genie Nutrition
The Coaching I have been trained in is an exciting and cutting edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and various nutrition related health concerns. My approach is positive and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you” – but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight and health. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress, and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.
For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight, and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology. By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts”, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. In my training at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I’ve learned to help clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish, but through strategies that nourish.
I trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology, where I received my certification in Mind Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology. In IPE's internationally acclaimed program, I learned powerful cutting-edge tools and protocols that enable me to work with weight issues, body image challenges, overeating, binge eating, and a variety of nutrition related health concerns, such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity, and others. My work combines the powerful fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. The skills I use from this Training are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health.
Dynamic Eating Psychology is an important new field originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It’s a positive, empowering, and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight, and health not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Psychology, though, is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. And it recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight, and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more. Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach.
Mind Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. Originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, it goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behavior. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing, and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.
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How do I know so much about nutrition but I still find myself secretly eating food that I know is going to make me feel like sh*t?
Why do I think that everyone around me is judging me for every ounce of food that is going into my mouth when deep down, I know they couldn’t care less!?
Why is it so hard to go to the supermarket without feeling deprived of the foods that make me file like crap?!
It just doesn’t make any sense… I am so frikkin’ confused! I am repeatedly sabotaging my wellbeing and punishing myself time and time again with restrictive diets. But no one can know… If they knew that I am anything less than perfect, well, who knows what they would think!!!........
Hey there! If this has caught your attention and resonates with you in anyway, then you need to keep reading!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Angie White (soon to be Clay!). I am a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach in training. I am also mum to a 8 month old puppy Cody and fiancée to my hubby to be Martin. In my previous (and current) life, I am a hardworking Accountant working in IT on Finance system projects. I love my job and the people I work with but I have a passion that I couldn't ignore so I took the leap and qualified in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) a couple of years ago and formed my business, Genie Nutrition, whilst still doing the day job.
The thing I love about FDN is it brings out the analytical side of me. The problem solver, the detective, the FIXER! And I really love to fix. Ask my boss… and he would be nodding his head right now.
But there is another side to me… it’s the emotional, sensitive side. The side that wants to provide a space for my friends and people I meet to talk. Without the judgement. Without worrying about being talked about behind their back. I know how much difference talking can make. And sometimes we feel, for whatever reason, that the people we love just won’t understand. Whether that is the case or not is kind of irrelevant. The fact is, we all need someone to go to. Someone with whom we can be our true, authentic self. Otherwise, it will DRIVE YOU CRAZY!
And driven crazy I have been. Not that I am lacking in friends that I can talk to. In fact, I am one lucky chick. I have an amazing circle of friends and a really supporting family that I love to bits. And of course I have my fiancé who is the best thing that has ever happened to me. But sometimes talking to those that are the closest to you is REALLY TOUGH. You don’t want them to worry about what they are doing wrong or why you are feeling like this… You know it’s not their fault, and you don’t know the solution, so why burden them with it?
So, what do you do? You withdraw. You put a brave smile on your face and find comfort elsewhere…
Without knowing it, food becomes your friend.
This friend can become a crutch. One that you don’t want to lose. But what if your friend is holding you back?
So, In 2017 I made the leap! I knew I had to train as an Eating Psychology coach, not only for my own sanity but so that I could help others to jump (or bungee) off the emotional rollercoaster that I was on.
So, 4 months into my training, it’s time for me to put the real me out ‘there’ (wherever that is exactly!) and reach out to you.
If you are still reading, please get in touch with me. I am going to be starting to work with clients very soon and if you are reading then you are my perfect client. And I really want to be part of your journey. Asking for help takes a lot of courage and is battle in itself, so I have made it as easy as possible.
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