Imagine an eating pattern that leaves you energized and feeling your best, without feeling shame or guilt.
Imagine eating without rules, rigidity and dieting. Imagine eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are satisfied…most of the time.
Imagine focusing on your health without focusing on weight…a focus that honors your body with a gentle approach to nutrition.
Are you tired of yo-yo dieting, but don’t know where or how to start living a diet free life?
Join Kelley Raetzsch, non-diet dietitian and eating recovery coach for a 6-week journey that will help you:
Make peace with food so you can stop obsessing about whether or not you “made the right choice.”
Ditch diet mentality and free up your mental, physical and emotional energy to focus on YOUR most important goals & desires.
Reconnect with your hunger and fullness cues and nurture your internal guidance system to make food choices that leave you satisfied and feeling your best.
Learn to cope with life’s biggest obstacles…without turning to food.
Overcome emotional eating so you get your true needs met, without feeling stuffed.
Begin to move your body because you care for it, not because your doctor, friends, family or diet say you have to do it.
Mondays September 9-October 14, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Radco Building 3302 Bourbon St. Fredericksburg, VA
Women and men who are ready to break from food and weight obsessions.
6-Week group focused on the non-diet principles of Intuitive Eating. Practical tips, strategies and activities to begin a life time of living diet free.
Weekly Workshop Agenda
WEEK ONE: “Permission”
Take a breath and begin to exhale all the harm and negativity dieting has caused you.
Finally understand why diet backlash occurs and how to avoid the pitfalls of dieting.
Using the Eating Assessment, you will uncover your eating style-pros and cons-and begin to make a path towards normalizing your eating patterns.
We will decode your diet mentality, identify harmful thoughts, tools and patterns that keep you stuck in the “one last diet trap.”
Understand the importance of self-compassion in healing your food relationship.
This is the week we begin to make peace with food.
WEEK TWO: “Peace with the Food Police”
Building on the first week, we will dig deeper into peace with food and unwrap “unconditional permission to eat.” This will help you rebuild trust with yourself and food again.
Understand the forbidden fruit phenomenon.
Habituation and how it takes away “the magic of food.”
Identify your food police and nurture your nutrition ally to find a balance of eating the foods you love & improving health without fear, guilt and shame.
WEEK THREE: “Honor Hunger & Respect Fullness”
Finally learn to recognize your hunger and respond in a way that honors YOUR needs. No longer be afraid of your hunger.
Dieting has likely silenced your hunger or caused it to be quite confusing. Learn how to get it back!
Learn how to respect your fullness as you develop the practice of conscious eating.
Identify your last bite threshold and feel empowered as food loses it’s power over you.
WEEK FOUR: “Cope With Emotions & Life-Without Using Food”
Understand how your emotions may be driving your eating & identify your emotional triggers.
Explore your physical sensations of various emotions and better understand how to respond without food.
Begin to realize your TRUE needs and implement new ways to get those needs met.
WEEK FIVE: “Nurturing Body Respect”
This week dives into a mindset reset. You will begin to silence your negative inner critic as your nurture a supportive champion.
Understand the harm in body bashing, fat-talk, body checking and preparing for the “next big event.”
Cultivate a self-care routine that allows you to exist more comfortably in the body you have now.
WEEK SIX: “Made to Move-Finding Joy in Movement”
Toss the rigid rules of exercise.
Not a fan of the gym? No problem! Finally move your body in a way that FEELS good (Nope, you don’t have to punish yourself doing things you don’t like!)
Identify your motivations to move and explore new activities
Instead of being calorie focused, you will learn to focus on how your body and mind feel!
Kelley Raetzsch, RD
Non-Diet Dietitian and Eating Recovery Coach
Well, first and foremost I am a Child of God. I don't always act or think like I am, but I do KNOW that I am and I am a work in progress.
I am a wife and a mother
To three sweet darlings that God has blessed me with. Professionally, I am a registered dietitian who seeks to help women break free from the bondage of food, body and weight obsessions. However, I am really starting to see that I am truly a....TRANSFORMER! You heard correctly. :) My God given superpower is to help individuals break free from the bondage of dieting & eating disorders and empower them to boldly walk in God's Love and embrace who they are in Christ.
You see, I have always been passionate
For helping others and trying to make others happy (though my mother may dispute this a little bit). Has there ever been anyone in your life that made you want to do something to help? For me, it was my daddy who had diabetes. I chose a path of nutrition to help others manage their diabetes and live their best life! Well, guess what?! God had another plan and ultimately He landed me here!
By way of a postcard in 2008
God sent me to work at Remuda Ranch in Milford, Virginia. At the time, this was a Christian based program for treating eating disorders. Can I tell you how terrified I was?! I did not know too much about eating disorders and I was not real comfortable in my faith yet, including praying. BUT, that was a major part of my job description! I did not grow up in church and only came to know the Lord when I was in college, yeah back in 2001. A dear friend convinced me to go with him. I did. I accepted Jesus and the rest is history. Well, not really! I actually wound up moving more into sin than more into God. Crazy, huh?! I know I am not alone in that story. Thankfully I serve a Mighty God who saves and forgives! Really, when God sent the postcard in 2008 was really the beginning of my closer walk with him. He equipped me to be a mighty prayer warrior, an intercessor and a fighter for His Kingdom.
As I have grown and learned more about Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating, I now provide a non-diet, all foods fit approach. Now, everyone has individual needs, including medical needs, that may require more specific nutrition approaches within this non-diet framework. While recognizing not all bodies are the same, I say “all bodies are good bodies” and are deserving of quality care and respect. Weight loss is not a focus in my practice. Some may experience weight changes throughout normalizing their relationship with food & body. However, I do not prescribe weight loss plans.
My hope is that you will be able to make true peace with food and your body. I pray and hope you will find freedom so that you have the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual energy to experience the promise of a full an abundant life.