INTUITIVE EATING TOP COMMON MYTHS AND HOW TO WORK WITH CLIENTS WHO STILL WANT WEIGHT LOSS
A survey completed in 2017 showed that RDNs are using an intuitive eating approach more often than traditional weight management practices. RDNs are now more than ever emphasizing an all-foods-fit model rather than restriction. They are hesitating or refusing to provide specific meal plans, are discouraging clients from weighing themselves, and assisting clients in shifting focus from weight to other indicators of health. This supports the weight management paradigm shift that is being discussed in literature.
Clients often come to us ready to ditch diets and end the rollercoaster ride they’ve been on most of their life with dieting. However, many are seeking a non-diet approach yet still present with a strong desire to lose weight. If you are implementing a non-diet, weight neutral approach into your practice how do you honor the framework while also navigating your clients’ goals? How can you invite clients into a non-weight-control approach to their bodies and well-being, while respecting their agency, autonomy, and lived experience of their bodies?
Join Erin Gonzalez, MS, RDN, CEDS for a webinar that will teach dietitians how to navigate counseling clients seeking weight loss while utilizing a non-diet, weight neutral approach. Erin will incorporate case studies to help demonstrate the use of a non-diet, weight neutral approach and she will offer tools to level up your counseling skills to help you feel confident handling this challenging scenario.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the most common misinterpretations of intuitive eating and how to ensure you are honoring its framework.
Communicate effectively with clients about the efficacy of body respect vs. weight loss approaches to health and well-being.
Assist clients to review their own previous weight loss and body respect efforts and understand the risks and benefits of body respect vs. weight loss approaches.
Develop goal consensus and collaborate with clients using body respect based approaches to meet clients’ health and wellness goals.
About the Presenter: Erin Gonzalez, MS,RDN, LD, CEDS
Erin Gonzalez, MS, RDN, LD, CEDS is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed by the State of Minnesota, specializing in dysfunctional eating and prevention and treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Intuitive Eating Counselor. She has also been a licensed facilitator for Am I Hungry® Mindful Eating Programs.
Erin has been an outpatient dietitian since 2007 and started a private practice in 2020 where she focuses on Intuitive Eating Coaching, development of educational material, and professional speaking. She has been an adjunct instructor at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 2012 and has also been an adjunct instructor and subject matter expert, developing curriculum for nutrition related courses at Rasmussen University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals(IAEDP) and Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians & Professionals(EDRDPRO). Erin has invested majority of her career on trainings in the area of disordered eating and feels privileged to have taken trainings from Jessica Setnick(Eating Disorders Boot Camp), Barbara Birsinger(Behavior Decoding Method), Michelle May and Kari Anderson(Am I Hungry® Mindful Eating for Binge Eating), Tracy Brown(Somatic Nutrition Coaching), plus many more. Erin has provided presentations to professionals as well as to businesses and schools. She is actively sought out in her community for media opportunities and regularly contributes to newspaper, magazine, radio, and TV interviews.
Erin enjoys helping others to relearn how to be the expert of their own bodies again. She believes there is no one best way to help people heal their relationship with food and body which is why she has focused on gaining experience with various approaches and will continue to seek out further advanced training along with ongoing clinical consultation. Erin believes in the importance of coordinated care and works closely with other counselors and professionals to best support each client’s journey towards recovery.