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To empower you in finding freedom from eating disorders, disordered eating and diet culture

 

 

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

As eating disorder experts.

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How can we help?

Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating or chronic dieting? Do you wish you could have an improved relationship with food and body? Are you searching for freedom from food struggles? We are here to help. We are dietitians who have dedicated our nutrition practice to support those in building a positive relationship with food and body.

Our comprehensive nutrition programs will help you take the needed steps toward your recovery, whether that be from an eating disorder/disordered eating or chronic dieting. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your food choices. With our Empowered Eating  programs, including our anti-diet program and eating disorder recovery program, you will learn the skills to break free from the stress of eating and transform your life.

Please note: We align ourselves with the Health At Every Size © model and do not provide weight loss recommendations. We provide care for individuals of all sizes, ages, races, ethnicities, genders and those in the LGBTQ community who need support from providers in a compassionate, non-judgmental space.

Bobbi Boteler, RD, LD, CEDRD

Empowered Eating Program Nutritionist

Rebecca Bitzer, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD

Pioneer of Empowered Eating Program

Alex Raymond, RD, LD, CEDRD

Empowered Eating Program Nutritionist

Nutrition Philosopy

We believe food is for both fuel and enjoyment. And all foods have a place in a balanced life*. Nutrition means adopting the skills to tap into your body’s natural hunger and fullness signals to adequately nourish your brain, body, and soul. We call this model “intuitive eating.”

Examples include:

  • Eating a burger and fries (instead of a salad and chicken) because you’re truly craving a juicy burger
  • Pushing past fullness and eating dessert anyway because it tastes so good
  • Eating a lighter lunch because you’re not feeling as hungry

We support our clients in building the foundation of intuitive eating by learning how to reconnect to their bodies’ natural signals. The first step is providing our clients with a flexible meal plan to serve as the training wheels toward intuitive eating. Through this journey, we guide our clients in separating fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition. We guide them toward challenging food rules and fear foods with the ultimate goal of food freedom.

*barring medical conditions and food allergies

Practice

the proper nutrition your body needs

Enjoy

shopping for, preparing, and eating meals made at home

Effectively End

destructive behavioral cycles and restore healthy habits

Look forward

to meals in social settings without fear, anxiety, and judgement

Live

without constant thoughts of food and weight

Improve

self care, self-esteem, and restore self worth

TESTIMONIALS

 

“My daughter had a great first session with Alex! Thank you! Alex gave her hope and encouragement.  She really liked Alex and I am so glad that we found someone to work with her to build a healthy relationship with food.  I am feeling much less anxious myself.  I am glad to see her excited and she has already started a Food Log.”

“Today I can say I am in recovery. But without Bobbi, I wouldn’t be. And that is a fact. She was on maternity leave during my third [treatment] stay and still called me my first night when I was alone and scared. She called me on Thanksgiving when I freaked out. She has never left my side. She has changed my life.”

“I feel like I’m finally living my life and food is just fitting in. I am no longer working my life around dieting and food”

“I wish I had met you 25 years ago. I just had the biggest revelation in my life last week when we spoke.”

“Alex is amazing.  Prior to working with Alex, I struggled with eating and body image issues for several years.  I never thought I would find peace.  Through our work together, Alex helped me understand the root cause for my eating disorder and provided me with both the tools and support necessary to conquer my disorder.  Every day I am grateful for our work together because I am finally living a life without the shaming and guilt that came with the eating disorder.”

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