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Non-Diet Nutrition Therapy
Stop Dieting and Obsessing About Food and Your Body
Find Sustainable Health, Peace, and Balance
Is this you?
You find yourself thinking about what you should eat instead of what you want to eat.
You spend much of the day thinking or worrying about what you ate or what you’re going to eat.
You tend to be “all or nothing” and you want to find the middle ground, the grey area.
You have spent years trying to “fix” your eating habits or your body but nothing seems to work.
We get it.
As nutrition therapists, intuitive eating coaches, eating disorder dietitians, and body image specialists, we’ve worked with hundreds of people to help them cultivate a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
We know that forgoing dieting and the diet mentality is not an easy task. We live in a messed up diet culture, where we are inundated every day with messages about dieting, weight loss, and all that is “wrong” with our bodies.
But what if we told you that your body is NOT the problem?
And that you can eat what you want and feel good in your here-and-now body?
It’s true – and possible!
We help people get out of the all-or-nothing mentality and break free from the diet-binge-guilt cycle. That way you can take all the mental energy you spend on thinking or worrying about food and your body and use that time elsewhere.
Because here’s the thing: every single thing you think you “know” – about food, appearance, body size, and more – was something you were taught at some point. We help you unpack all your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs so that you can figure out what has been imposed upon you by society and find your true self underneath.
Through our work together, you will reconnect to your body and learn how to make peace with food, feel at home in your body, understand your inherent worth, and build back trust with your body and your self.
So that you can stop dieting and start living.
Because true freedom and liberation come from rejecting all of the “shoulds” and “supposed to’s” to find – and trust – who you really are deep inside.
Imagine a life where you:
Feel happy and free and trust yourself around food.
Have no more yo-yo’ing between being ‘on’ or ‘off’ the wagon.
Wake up without any self-critical or guilty thoughts.
Are able to listen and trust your internal cues to tell you what, when, and how much to eat.
Can confidently eat and nourish your body (and then move on with your day).
Feel comfortable, confident, and at home in your body – no matter what it looks like.
We want to help you get there.
Our team of registered dietitian nutritionists has experience in a variety of specialty areas including intuitive eating, healing from chronic dieting, disordered eating, eating disorder recovery, body image healing, children and family feeding, binge eating, emotional eating, gastrointestinal concerns including IBS and IBD, women’s health, PCOS, life transitions, trauma-informed nutrition care, and more. Learn more about our dietitians here.
“For the first time in my life, I’m eating what I want to eat. For the first time in my life, I am not binging. For the first time in my life, I am working out because of how it makes my body feel instead of for the calorie burn. For the first time in my life, I’m not angry at myself when I go to bed. For the first time in my life, I am a nice person to myself! I owe this to Alissa and intuitive eating and body acceptance work that we did together.”
Nutrition Coaching Packages
All Packages Include:
75-minute Deep-Dive Initial Session
We’ll start with a full assessment where we’ll discuss your goals and explore your relationship with food and body image throughout your life, including your diet history, current eating behaviors, and more.
Two, 35-minute Follow-up Sessions Each Month
We’ll speak every other week, on average*. Each follow-up will have a topic of focus, interactive exercises, discussion and processing and handouts to support you between sessions.
*You and your dietitian will discuss how often would work best for you. This may mean weekly sessions to start, with sessions then spaced out later on.
Free Copies of books
Copies of three books: Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, the Intuitive Eating Workbook, and Unapologetic Eating mailed to your doorstep.
Weekly Intuitive Eating Journal Review and Feedback
Your dietitian 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 notes from that days call along with worksheets and readings to help implement our work between sessions.
Unlimited Email Support
As long as we are working together you’ll have support and guidance including unlimited email access for any questions or concerns that come up in between our sessions.
3 Month Package
Includes 6, 35-minute follow-up sessions.
6 Month Package
Includes 12, 35-minute follow-up sessions.
Our discovery call allows us to learn more about you, your relationship to food and your body, what you are struggling with, what your goals are, and how we can help support you.
You’ll have a chance to ask questions about how we work and what to expect. We’ll discuss which package option is the best fit for you. *If you’re ready to purchase, scroll to the next section to select a dietitian and get started.
Ready to Get Started?
Work with Anne
3-month Package – $449/month or $1200 paid in full
Work with Christine
3-month Package – $449/month or $1200 paid in full
6-month Package – $399/month or $2150 paid in full (10% savings)
Work with Kelly
3-month Package – $449/month or $1200 paid in full
6-month Package – $399/month or $2150 paid in full (10% savings)
How Our Coaching Process Works:
In your first session, we’ll spend 75 minutes together and do a deep dive to really get to know you. We’ll explore your relationship with food and body image, starting all the way back from during childhood and working our way up to today. We’ll talk about what food was like growing up, your dieting and weight history, your current eating patterns, and more. We will talk about your goals, what success looks like for you, and uncover specific areas of healing that we’ll work on together through our sessions.
Healing your food and body issues is deep, brave, and oftentimes scary work. We offer package-based options so that we have enough time to spend together to be able to work through these issues.
After the initial deep dive session, you’ll get a ton of support. We’ll meet twice a month* via video chat or phone. In between sessions, your dietitian will check in on your intuitive eating journal and provide support and feedback. You can also email your dietitian anytime between sessions.
*Sessions typically take place every other week, however, this is flexible and we’ll discuss what cadence works best for you.
Our approach is rooted in anti-oppression, equity, intersectional feminism, and inclusion of all bodies, races, gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
We practice through a weight-inclusive lens with the goal of body liberation for all. Our approach is highly individualized and includes work in intuitive eating, mindfulness, self-compassion, self-care, the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES), and several therapeutic modalities including ACT, CBT, and IFS. We blend expertise in nutrition and psychology to help you break the cycle of dieting, reconnect with yourself, learn to eat ‘normally’, and nurture lasting health behaviors without obsessing about food or your body.
We help you cultivate a healthy relationship with both food and your body, without trying to control your weight. We take a holistic self-care approach, meaning that we help you learn how to take care of yourself in all aspects of health – including food, exercise, stress management, coping skills, sleep habits, and more.
We help you figure out what, when, and how much you need to eat based on your body’s own internal cues of hunger, satisfaction and fullness, rather than external cues like diets, food rules or meal plans. But it’s much more than just hunger and fullness cues – we will explore your food beliefs, behaviors, and internal self-talk while delving deep into what food means to you. We’ll help you raise awareness of the emotions behind your food choices, challenge negative thought patterns, and start to create more positive patterns and behaviors.
We help you figure out a way of eating that is right for you and that allows you to take care of your body, without restriction or deprivation.
Our approach will allow you to discover how to feed and nurture your body in a way that permits you to live your life fully while connecting more authentically to yourself and to others.
What Our Client’s Are Saying:
“This process was the complete opposite of anything I’ve ever done and the vulnerability of it all brought out some raw truths that I had never dealt with before. Now I’ve finally gotten to a place where I’m very much listening to my body and seeing things in a way I never thought I would. I don’t feel the mental pull to have to change my body anymore, and my overall stress levels are way down. Having the freedom to eat and cook without restriction is truly life-changing.”
New York, NY
“Giving myself unconditional permission to eat has significantly decreased my food cravings and binges. It’s now become normal to consider self-care and body kindness when it comes to my food and exercise choices and my mind is no longer filled with obsessive or negative thoughts. I truly haven’t felt better with my relationship with food. ”
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 focus on my weight. Food is no longer constantly on my mind, and I’ve come to accept my body. I’ve gotten my life back thanks to working with Alissa.
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.
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 this program, I’m learning how to eat based on what my body needs and what feels good to me, instead of what food rules or dieting tells me I “should” eat. It’s been so freeing!
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.
FAQs About Our Approach
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?
Great news: 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 our clients are not happy in their bodies and would like 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 will certainly talk about your desire to change your weight, and your feelings about your body, 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 stabilize at the place it is meant to be.
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. We take care of our families and others we love, so why not do something to take care of ourselves?
How much does it cost?
Why can't I just buy one session?
Healing your food and body issues is deep, brave, and oftentimes scary work. 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. We offer package-based options so that we have enough time to spend together to be able to work through these issues.
Do you accept insurance?
We don’t accept insurance but we can provide you with a superbill (medical receipt) upon request. If you have out-of-network benefits as part of your health insurance, you may be able to be reimbursed a percentage of the fee for our services. To determine whether your insurance will reimburse you, you should contact them directly. The following questions may help determine your reimbursement eligibility:
- Do I have out-of-network benefits to see a registered dietitian for the following CPT codes: initial session 97802, follow-up sessions 97803?
- If yes, are only certain diagnosis codes covered? And what amount of the fee will you cover?
- Is pre-authorization required in order to submit an out-of-network claim?
- What is the deductible, and how much of the deductible have I met?
I don’t live in New York, can we still work together?
Absolutely! We work with all of our clients virtually. You will meet with your dietitian via video conference 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?
Schedule a free discovery call to get started – we’ll make sure we are a good fit to work together, discuss which of the dietitians on the team are the best fit for you, and can help you figure out which package option is best suited to your needs. If you know which dietitian you’d like to work with, you can use the links above to purchase and get started. Once you submit your payment info, you’ll immediately get scheduling link to book your first appointment.
Have another question?
Contact me with your question.