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Vegan intuitive eating

Tired of feeling like you’re constantly yo-yo dieting? As an intuitive eating dietitian, I can help you improve your relationship with food, feel in control and regain confidence! 

vegan nutritionist winnipeg alyssa fontaine

Hi, I’m Alyssa, an intuitive eating dietitian

Start improving your relationship with food with the help of Intuitive Eating. An intuitive eating dietitian can help you overcome the vicious cycle of restriction and binge.

 

Yes, you can be vegan and practice intuitive eating, I personally practice this method every day. Regain food freedom thanks to the 10-step intuitive eating method and let go of shame and guilt after eating a meal.

 

Vegan mindful eating is part of intuitive eating, but it’s also a stand-alone method.  As a mindful eating nutritionist/dietitian, I can help you master mindful eating with a series of specific exercises. 

A personalized vegan intuitive eating program

Intuitive eating assessment

As an intuitive and mindful eating nutritionist, I will quickly assess what you need to work on to get the results you desire.

Tackle the 10 principles

The 10 principles of intuitive eating can be overwhelming, I’ll lead you with the right exercises and adapt as you go.

Complement with other methods

There are other great methods that complement vegan intuitive eating, such as mindful eating. If beneficial, I will integrate them into your program.

Why work with a vegan registered dietitian for vegan intuitive eating?

Save time and energy

As an intuitive eating nutritionist, I mastered the concept of intuitive eating and have had success with my clients. I also practice vegan intuitive eating on a daily basis, so I can give you a lot of practical and personalized advice that you won't find online

Get a clear direction

The process is not as simple as it sounds, an intuitive eating dietitian will help you analyze which principles you need to work on. This will increase your chances of being successful with vegan intuitive eating.

Be supported and stay motivated

Having an environment that supports the behaviour changes you make with intuitive eating will benefit you greatly. There will be ups and downs, my role as an intuitive eating dietitian will be to anticipate these obstacles and help you overcome them.

Book a free discovery call with me

What are you waiting for? Get an intuitive eating nutritionist on your side and start feeling better today!

Please note that I cannot guarantee a weight loss with intuitive eating. Wanting to lose weight during a vegan intuitive eating program could negatively impact the treatment. Contact me for more information if you want to lose weight and have a complicated relationship with food, I can better explain the appropriate method for you.

Book your FREE 20-mintute discovery session with me today!

Frequently Asked Questions - Intuitive Eating

What is intuitive eating?

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, intuitive eating is the philosophy of trusting your body to make choices around food that feels good for you, without any judgment or the influence of diet culture. An intuitive eating dietitian can help you learn more and see if intuitive eating is right for you.

How is intuitive eating different from a diet?

Intuitive eating focuses on listening to your body cues to make food choices, while traditional dieting is completely the opposite by focusing on setting a set of rules to follow in order to help lose weight.

Can you eat intuitively and lose weight?

Yes, some people do lose weight while eating intuitively. However, other people can gain weight or maintain the same weight. One thing to keep in mind is that eating intuitively is not a weight loss tool or diet so weight loss should not be a focus when eating intuitively.

Is intuitive eating healthy?

Many researches state that intuitive eating can be associated with improved blood pressure, increased well-being, improved cholesterol level and improved mental health. An intuitive eating nutritionist can help you jumpstart your intuitive eating journey.

Can you eat intuitively and be vegan?

Definitely! Starting this on your own can be a bit overwhelming. A vegan intuitive eating registered dietitian can help guide you through your vegan journey while eating intuitively.

Will I gain weight if I eat intuitively?

Our body has its own internal equilibrium to maintain a set weight range. Therefore, you might gain, maintain, or lose weight while eating intuitively depending on where your weight was before intuitive eating.

Is intuitive eating better than intermittent fasting?

Intuitive eating focuses on internal hunger cues to make food choices, while intermittent fasting relies on external cues to dictate when and what you eat. Discussing this with a HAES nutritionist can help determine which approach works better for you.

How long does it take for intuitive eating to work?

It varies from person to person, but it can take a few months to a year for you to get comfortable and feel safe with intuitive eating. Everyone’s transition into it is different, it is best to consult with an intuitive eating dietitian to learn more.

How do I start intuitive eating?

Navigating intuitive eating by yourself is like trying to find a house without a map. Intuitive eating dietitian is the GPS to your destination, consulting with one can make things clear to you and simplify a path to get to your success.

What does intuitive eating look like?

Intuitive eaters choose food based on hunger and pleasure instead of rules and constraints. Intuitive eating dietitians suggest reading up on intuitive eating principles and purposes to know if this is right for you.

Is intuitive eating just eating whatever you want?

Intuiting eating is not just “eating whatever you want”. When you want to eat whatever, you want, it is a cue that you have been restricting yourself on what, when or how to eat. An intuitive eating dietitian can identify these factors and help you achieve your goals.

How do I know if I'm hungry intuitively?

It is important to recognize common hunger cues when you are practicing intuitive eating such as stomach growling, thinking about consuming food, fatigue, moodiness and problems focusing etc.

Is intuitive eating better than calorie counting?

Intuitive eating is a practice to help improve your relationship with food so you eat with intention and in a way that feels good to our bodies, while on the other hand,  calorie counting focuses on calories and numbers that could ultimately confuse your body’s cue for hunger and satiety.

Do Intuitive eaters eat breakfast?

Intuitive eating doesn’t mean you always have to eat breakfast. If you do, that is okay too. It is important to listen to what your body tells you and use hunger to guide your eating.

What is the end goal of intuitive eating?

The end goal of intuitive eating is to learn to trust your body on when to eat and what to eat. After all, it is to align your food desires with your hunger and fullness cues.

What is the difference between mindful and intuitive eating?

Mindful eating is being fully attentive to the food choices you make while intuitive eating is the practice of trusting your body to make food choices that are good for you. Nevertheless, mindful eating is part of intuitive eating so it is not possible to practice intuitive eating without mindful eating.

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There is no set time to eat when you are eating intuitively. An intuitive eating dietitian recommends listening to your body, eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full.

What happens when you start intuitive eating?

When you first start intuitive eating, some people will experience a honeymoon phase where they will eat a large quantity of the food that were previously off limits. This is normal as this phase is very important for healing your relationship with food and an intuitive eating dietitian can help navigate this phase together with you.

Does intuitive eating boost metabolism?

For some people, their metabolism might be altered or disrupted before intuitive eating because they were excessive dieting or restricting foods. Intuitive eating will help restore their normal metabolism over time.

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