This piece has been co-written by New Graduate Dietitian Pascale Flematti

 

What to expect when working with a non-diet dietitian in practice.

We appreciate that the idea of a non-diet Dietitian may be quite new to you. To help you understand how we work at Glow Group, we have put together some examples of how we support our clients.

 

At Glow Group, our non-diet Dietitians may:

· Help you understand weight science and the risks of dieting

· Discuss how to build behaviours that will support your health and sense of wellbeing

· Ask you to keep a food journal where you record thoughts, feelings and emotions around mealtimes

· Create meal guides to help you find some structure around eating

· Help promote a sense of freedom to eat a variety of foods (within limitations of food allergies/intolerances/cultural or religious preferences)

· Help you to rebuild trust and awareness of your body’s internal cues such as hunger, fullness and satisfaction

· Support you to build self-compassion and self-care techniques related to food and your body

· Help you reflect on changes in behaviour, emotions, and your relationship with food

· Support you in learning to eat intuitively

· Encourage movement for enjoyment, fitness, strength and wellbeing

 

In line with our philosophies of focusing of health, not shape and creating safe spaces for all bodies, you will not find us:

· Setting weight loss goals

· Recommending calorie tracking

· Prescribing restrictive meal plans

· Encouraging body manipulation

· Discussing food as ‘good’ and ‘bad’

· Making assumptions about health based on weight

 

Bear in mind this list is neither definitive nor exhaustive, but simply provides a snapshot of what it may be like to work with us. For more information about the non-diet approach, we encourage you to head over to our earlier blog piece called ‘What is the non-diet approach?’

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