HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE

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"When we can stop moralizing and judging our choices, we begin to create space to see the impact those decisions really have on our life. There can be so much noise in the world, influencing what we think and how we feel about what we "should" and "shouldn't" be doing. By quieting those voices and creating space to honestly decide for ourselves what is important and what isn't we can learn to trust our own inner wisdom and take the steps towards change that feel the most authentic for us. We then find ourselves walking more firmly in our own truth and seeing how that creates the most meaningful (and lasting) impact on our lives."

- Meagan Faraone

When we change how we measure progress and success, we shift our perspective around what it looks like to reach our goals and the process it takes to get there. We have the ability to decide what our end goal is and when we make it behavior based (think about a SMART goal) rather than arbitrary, we can feel a lot more pride and accomplishment in what we do. 

 

While this is true in many areas of life, few resonate as deeply as the struggle many of us face with food, movement, weight, body shape, fitness, and health. Our society (and most medical professionals) equate living in a smaller body as being a reflection of better health even though research has shown the BMI to be an unreliable indicator for wellness. In recent years, there has been a new movement to addressing health from a more weight-neutral perspective called "Health at Every Size" which is based on the research of Lindo Bacon that emphasizes body acceptance, hunger attunement, and active movement.

 

  • Have you ever thought about what it would be like to make sustainable changes in your life that promote health on your terms?

  • To decide what you want to eat, how you want to move, and focus on the things that will really make a difference to your everyday life?

  • What about for these changes to be supportive of ALL the decisions you make regarding food and movement, even those not driven primarily by your physical health goals?

 

I can help you identify your specific health goals, acknowledge challenges that may interfere with your success, and develop a realistic and sustainable plan for you to work towards those goals. Many people are surprised how different life can feel when they take care of their physical bodies differently, even when their scale or clothing size may not change. Through the development of weight-neutral lifestyle changes, you can experience powerful shifts in how it feels to move through the world in the body that you have. By making goals related to how you feel, what you can do, and how you want to live, not only does it impact the motivation you feel around putting changes into action, it also lets you experience the benefit of those changes in ways that really matter to you.

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