I’ve struggled with my weight for years and was a slave to the scale. Now I’ve finally let go of the notion that I have to be on a diet and lose weight. I’ve gotten my life back thanks to working with Alissa on this journey of intuitive eating.

Chelsea H.
La Jolla, CA


One of my favorite aspects of working with Alissa was how comfortable it was. It felt like talking to a friend. I always felt that I could be open and honest because I knew she would not judge me. One month in and it’s getting easier and easier to eat without guilt or second guessing my food choices.

Sarah N.
Denver, CO


I started working with Alissa because I knew that I had lost awareness of my body’s hunger and fullness and was eating based on ingrained diet rules. In just a few months, I already notice such a huge difference. Thanks to Alissa’s program, I’m learning how to eat based on what my body needs and not what I “should” or “how much”.

Erika G.
Santa Fe, NM


As a result of working with Alissa, I’ve found a work-life balance. I was expecting to just become more in tune with my hunger and fullness, but I’ve gained so much more working with Alissa. For me, the process of intuitive eating has become intuitive living through Alissa’s program.

Sonia J.
Milwaukee, WI

Stop Dieting Forever and Become Your Healthiest Self

I want you to feel amazing in your body.
Are you ready to get off the diet roller coaster and make peace with food and your body?


Imagine a life where you:

  • Are free from counting calories and obsessing about food. No more yo-yo’ing between rigid food rules and out-of-control eating.
  • Feel confident with your food choices and are calm and in control around food.
  • Are able to trust your body when it tells you when it’s hungry, full and satisfied and trust yourself around all foods – even those that seem “off-limits”.
  • Deal with emotional eating and are able to cope with feelings without using food.
  • Incorporate all kinds of pleasurable foods into your life without any guilt, shame or regret.
  • Start exercising because you enjoy it and it feels good, not as a penance for your eating.
  • Make space to care for your body and spend time with loved ones, without worrying about food or exercise

NUTRITION COACHING PROGRAMS

What You Get

75 minute Introductory Session

I’ll do a full assessment and we’ll explore your relationship with food and body image, your diet history, eating patterns, health habits and more.

Two, 35-minute follow-up calls each month

Each follow-up will have a topic of focus, interactive exercises, discussion and processing and handouts to support you between sessions.

Free Intuitive Eating Book

A copy of Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works is mailed to your doorstep

Weekly intuitive eating journal review and feedback

I will review your online Intuitive Eating Journal weekly and provide feedback and support in between sessions.

Multimedia tools and worksheets

After each session you’ll get an email recap including worksheets and readings to help implement our work between sessions.

Unlimited email support between sessions

Support via email for any questions or concerns that come up in between our sessions.

4 Month Program

Includes 8, 35-minute follow-up sessions.

Each follow-up will have a topic of focus, interactive exercises, discussion and processing and handouts to support you between sessions.

6 Month Program

Includes 12, 35-minute follow-up sessions.

BEST VALUE

Recommended for anyone who is new to intuitive eating.
Each follow-up will have a topic of focus, interactive exercises, discussion and processing and handouts to support you between sessions.

How this works:

In our first session, we’ll spend 75 minutes together and I’ll do a full assessment to really get to know you. We’ll explore your relationship with food and body image, your diet history, eating patterns, health habits and more. We will talk about your goals and develop a plan to help you reach them.

Behavior change doesn’t happen overnight – it takes commitment and support to develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise. I’ll be there for ongoing support and accountability as you make health and nutrition changes.

After the initial session, we’ll meet twice a month via video chat or phone. You can also email me anytime between sessions.

My approach:

Diets don’t work. My goal is to help you ditch the diets and food rules and learn to eat normally – no obsessing about food or counting calories required – while building long-term, sustainable health practices. I work through an intuitive eating approach, helping you cultivate a healthy relationship with food and your body while learning how to take care of yourself in all aspects of health including stress, sleep, food and movement. This is about learning to eat based on internal cues, rather than external cues like diets, food rules or meal plans. It’s a way to learn to eat outside of the diet mentality, with a focus on using your own internal hunger, fullness, and satisfaction cues to guide eating choices. But it’s much more than just the ‘hunger-fullness diet’ – we will explore your food beliefs, behaviors, and internal self-talk while delving deep into what food means to you. I’ll help you raise awareness of the emotions behind your food choices and create new patterns around food and exercise. Break the cycle of yo-yo dieting, heal your relationship with food, and get back in touch with the intuitive eater inside of you, so you can finally find balance.

FAQs About Intuitive Eating

What is intuitive eating?

We are born natural intuitive eaters. Babies cry, they eat, they stop until they’re hungry again. Kids innately balance out their food intake, eating when they’re hungry and stopping once they feel full. As we grow older and rules and restrictions are set around food, we lose our inner intuitive eater. We learn to finish everything on our plate. We learn that dessert is a reward, or can be taken away if we misbehave.

Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to wellness that helps you break the cycle of dieting, heal your relationship with food, and get back in touch with the intuitive eater inside of you. Intuitive eating is not a diet. It’s a way to learn to eat outside of the diet mentality, with a focus on using your own internal hunger, fullness, and satisfaction cues to guide eating choices. But it’s much more than just the ‘hunger-fullness diet’ – we will explore your food beliefs, behaviors, and self-talk while delving deep into what food means to you. Click here to read more about Intuitive Eating.

I’ve tried so many diets. Will this work for me?

This is not a diet. Not only do diets not work – you’re either “on” them or “off” them, right? – they’re the root of many of your problems. 90 to 95 percent of diets fail, yet you blame yourself, not the diet. In reality, it’s the process of dieting that is the problem. Dieting increases your risk of gaining even more weight than you lost.

Intuitive eating is different. It helps you break free from the cycle of dieting and learn to eat food like it’s just food – finding balance and making peace with food (and exercise). Learn more about if Intuitive Eating is Right For You.

Will I lose weight?

While many of my clients come to me looking to lose weight, this is not the focus or goal of our sessions. Weight loss must be put on the back burner as you go through the Intuitive Eating process. If you are focused on losing weight, you’ll undermine the Intuitive Eating process. We can certainly talk about your desire to change your weight, but you will not be weighing in and we will not be using weight as an indicator of success or progress.

Some people naturally lose weight during this process, and others don’t. If you have been eating for emotional reasons or not paying attention to your intuitive signals, or if you’ve gone through a lifestyle change that caused unnatural weight gain, it’s likely that you’re not at your natural healthy weight right now. As you go through the Intuitive Eating process and heal your body from the diet mentality, your weight will likely normalize.

If I let myself eat whatever I want, won't I eat uncontrollably and gain weight?

This is a very normal concern. It’s important to recognize that it is the dieting mentality that causes overeating and binging. Once you learn to make peace with all foods – and your body knows you can have these foods whenever you want – you’ll be able to truly listen to your body’s feelings of hunger, fullness and satisfaction.

How long will this process take?

It depends. Intuitive eating is the opposite of dieting. While dieting is easy at the beginning and gets harder (or impossible) as time goes on, intuitive eating is much tougher up front. It seems simple (eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full) but it’s more complicated. You have to undo all of the diet mentality and food rules in your head, get rid of your internal food police, and create new habits. It takes a lot of time and introspection. But while it’s hard at first, once eating normally becomes actually normal, you’ll reach a place of eating and caring for yourself intuitively – for life.

I’m really busy, how will I find the time?

Life does not have a pause button. There’s never going to be a period time where things are suddenly easier. Often we throw the baby out with the bathwater and if we can’t do it all the way, we don’t do anything. Intuitive eating is not about perfection – that’s the beauty of it! Many of my clients are busy professionals, moms with days that are non-stop, or people who travel constantly. When you work with me you’ll learn how to make changes – and maintain them – in the midst of your normal, busy, life.

General FAQs

How much does it cost to work with you?

Fees vary based on your needs and what package you purchase. We don’t offer a sliding scale but we do keep a couple of spots available for those who do need help financially. Contact me to receive information on pricing.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, there are monthly installment plans available in order to make my programs available to everyone. If you are interested in investing upfront you will receive a 15% discount on the price of the program. Ask about payment plans and discounts during your complimentary call. Click here to contact me and learn more.

Why can't I just buy one session with you?

Behavior change doesn’t happen overnight – it takes commitment and support to develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise. When you’ve been inundated with dieting messages for years, it takes time to rid your mind of this dieting mentality and work through your food issues.

Do you accept insurance?

I don’t take insurance but I can provide you with a superbill (medical receipt) upon request. If your insurance company reimburses for dietitian services, you can submit the superbill to them and they will reimburse you directly.

I don’t live in New York, can we still work together?

Absolutely! I work with all of my clients virtually. We will meet via video conference or phone call and communicate between sessions using email. You get the same high-quality coaching support without having to leave the comfort of your own home or office.

How do I get started?

Contact me to set up your complimentary consult call. If you know what program you want to start, you can click here to purchase the program. Once you submit your payment info, you’ll be sent a scheduling link to book your first appointment.

Have another question?

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