Lisa Kutzing Nutrition
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I completed the Eat With Your Gut 12 week course on Intuitive Eating. This course helped reduce the stress I had about food issues that I didn't even know I had. Once you stop pressuring yourself to abide by certain rules and restrictions, it's amazing how much you become in tune with your body and how it regulates itself. Starting at about week 6 of this course, I have seen a difference in how I eat and how I feel about my body. The judgment is definitely reduced which takes a lot of the stress away. The oddest thing is that I've lost some weight even though I'm not counting calories or stressing if I want a piece of fudge or glass of wine (or both!). I wasn't actually trying to lose weight but I think taking the restrictions off of food allows your body to tell you what it needs and helps prevent you from overeating (i.e. I don't need to finish that because I can just eat it tomorrow if I feel like it) which avoids the inevitable guilt (i.e. I can't believe I ate that whole thing!) and the vicious cycle that always follows. Also the reality of "not wasting food" and if you eat it and you don't need it...you're still wasting it. I highly recommend this course. Although it does not replace therapy and counseling, it's a great value for the money and excellent intro to philosophy and techniques of intuitive eating. The exercises with each lesson are definitely worthwhile to do in order to get the most of the course. One recommendation if you take the course - post comments and get involved in the discussions after each lesson or exercise. We had a very active class and we all shared stories and thoughts and it made it a lot more fun to feel the presence of your fellow classmates.Jul 26, 2015
Intuitive Eating is where it is at for me. I believe life is to be enjoyed while being mindful. Lisa has an important message: trust yourself. Find out if you are eating because of hunger or something else. If it is not hunger, one can go to the next step and figure out (not easy) what is it that is bothering them. I found out I eat out of boredom. Now, I try to stop. The only pressure in this work is to listen to your own voice. I hope everyone will do this work. I also, learned by the end of the week the body balances its nutritional intake. Thank you, Lisa.Jul 10, 2015
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Every month I meet with Elyse Resch, the co-author of the book Intuitive Eating, for a professional supervision group. Since she helped to create the Intuitive Eating philosophy, I'm getting the information from the source!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Many years ago, I struggled with disordered eating. I sought help, and was able to heal my relationship with food and my body using the Intuitive Eating philosophy. I started noticing that so many other people were struggling with the same issues I had dealt with, and I wanted so badly to save them from themselves and show them that there's a better way. My passion for this kind of work eventually led me to get my Master's degree in Nutritional Science, and become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.