HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) who primarily works with people who have a history of disordered eating and/or metabolic conditions. I am HAES-aligned (Health At Every Size), and I practice from a weight-inclusive approach.
My framework for how I provide nutrition support is rooted in an additive, rather than restrictive, perspective. While sometimes it may make sense to “restrict” (for example, in the case of food allergies or Celiac disease), I’m not going to start there. I’m more interested in opening up possibilities: instead of demonizing a food, we may begin with the question, “Is there a way I CAN enjoy this food?” I want to help you welcome the widest variety of foods you possibly can into your diet so that you can experience the satisfaction, liberation, and vitality that comes from food freedom.
I also provide support for intuitive eating (which includes gentle nutrition support) if that is appropriate. I want to help you understand what your body truly needs by helping you tune in to its subtle (or maybe not-so-subtle) hunger and fullness cues that we all possess, but with which we sometimes lose touch. These tools are essential in helping you to develop an informed attunement with your body.
Through this approach, over time, the way that diet culture has impacted your beliefs about your body and your diet can be replaced with the confidence that you know how to take care of yourself. This is a process of reconnecting to yourself. Ultimately you will learn how to silence the external voices and to instead trust your body and tune into your internal cues
And while there are always many proliferating trends in regards to diet and nutrition, it’s important to mention that my work with nutrition is evidence-based, meaning that it is rooted in a body of research and does not use cherry-picked studies or personal opinions as its foundation.
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This work is a good fit for you if
You’re tired of dieting and/or restricting your diet.
You are struggling with obsessive thoughts around food.
You feel like you’ve lost touch with your body's hunger and fullness cues.
You feel like you don’t know what you’re supposed to eat anymore.
You struggle with cardiovascular or metabolic conditions such as blood sugar dysregulation, dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, or have been told you have "Metabolic Syndrome".
You struggle with disordered eating.
You want to work with a shame-free, weight-inclusive provider.
first session + intake
What is a first session like?
In our first session together we will go through a very detailed interview. I will ask about your health history, your family history, your typical day, your sleep, your movement, your preferences (what you like and don’t like), any food allergies and any specific concerns that brought you to seek nutrition support.
We will also do a nutrition-focused physical exam. This looks at different physical aspects of the body such as hair, skin, and nails to identify possible evidence of nutrient deficiencies.
Our first session will typically take about 90 minutes.
follow up sessions
What are follow up sessions like?
Follow up sessions last 30 minutes and vary depending on where the client is in their process.
Some example of things that we do in follow up sessions may be education-related (e.g. learning about your need for a specific nutrient, better understanding a specific disease condition and its nutrient associations, looking at recent labs, or going over handouts with personalized recommendations), or therapy-related (e.g. talking about your history with dieting, uncovering your beliefs about various foods/food groups, discussing ingrained habits, exploring how your body experiences hunger/fullness cues).
We work together to come up with your personalized plan, and we move at your own pace. I will never force any diet/exercise plan on you!
Let's talk more about how I can support you!
Schedule your free discovery call:
Workshops and presentations
I am available to do presentations and/or workshops for businesses and private gatherings on nutrition-related topics. These topics can be tailored to the needs of your group. Some examples might be:
Nutrition for specific disease conditions and/or prevention.
Nutrition for specific professions.
Nutrition for specific life stages (menopause, pregnancy, adolescence).
“There is a reason Julianne was at the top of her graduate program class. She is methodical, open minded, up to date on groundbreaking research, and has a way of making anyone feel comfortable. Many nutritionists may claim to be weight neutral and accepting but Julianne walks the walk and has faced resistance for her ability to stay true to her ethics. Not only is she socially conscious and accepting, she helps others advocate for their health. Julianne truly is the nutritionist for every body.”