Welcome to Wholehearted Nutrition-I am so happy our paths have crossed! At the core of this site you'll see is a lot about finding joy and freedom in what we eat, how we move, and the relationships we have with our bodies.
I'm Amanda, a non-diet Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living and working in the Bloomington, IN area specializing in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and ditching the diets.
I love food. Not just eating it, but enjoying it, making and baking with it, creating memories with family and friends around a full table, experiencing new cultures through it, revisiting the past with it and even how it can comfort us.... Food serves so many wonderful purposes and it is my goal in life to help others find the enjoyment of food too.
The wholehearted story
Wholehearted Nutrition was born in 2018 shortly after I discovered Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and the non-diet community. When I started my path to become a dietitian private practice was the furthest thing from my mind, but in that year leading up it was all I could think about. I was unsatisfied and frustrated with the medical model that was through a weight centric lens and I felt a pull to bring these truly patient centered practices to my community. Leaders of this community had revolutionized the way I thought about health and wellness and I wanted nothing more than to share that knowledge with others.
Today, Wholehearted Nutrition is a weight neutral practice with nutrition interventions that focus on helping individuals figure out rebuild their relationship with food, movement and body, and redefine what health and wellness mean to them. Along the way together we work on things such as:
Eat and move from a place of honoring the body instead of fear based motives
Work towards body respect, body trust, and body acceptance
Connecting to natural cues of hunger, fullness, cravings, and satisfaction
Identifying triggering uncomfortable situations and how to manage them
Let go of guilt and labeling of food, bodies, and activities
Overcome obstacles, anxieties, and fears around food
Tune into self-compassion and self-care
Do everything in a way that promotes their personal values and well-being without focusing on weight or numbers
Currently the emphasis of Wholehearted Nutrition is one-on-one nutrition counseling with occasional group work offered, but we’re always looking for ways to grow, expand, and share food freedom with more individuals. Check out our current services here.
Ready to find food freedom and body peace? Reach out today to set up your free 15 minute discovery call!
The wholehearted philosophy
A comprehensive approach to your wellness and nutrition that takes into consideration the whole person
No diets or restrictions or food rules or punishing yourself for what you eat
Intuitive eating, food freedom, and eating in a way that makes you feel good-sometimes this includes dessert, regularly
Movement that should not only feel good but you find enjoyable
Exercise should not be used as punishment for what you ate, how your body looks, or any other reason
Health at Every Size and weight neutrality-everybody can pursue health and our worth does not lie in a number
Food is more than fuel, movement is not just exercise, and all of our bodies are deserving of love, compassion, and care
So there you have it, a little bit about Wholehearted Nutrition and the Dietitian behind it-check out the blog to follow along as we discover ways to eat, move, and live wholeheartedly. Now, I would love to hear from you-so drop a comment on the blog, say hello on social media, or email me! If you'd like to stay up to date on all things Wholehearted Nutrition scroll to the bottom of the page and sign up for my monthly newsletter!