December 26, 2023

This is for all the women who know what to eat but struggle with the implementation piece. I've got you covered!

Photo of Justine Friedman, Registered Clinical Dietician and Mindset Mentor
Justine Friedman
Registered Clinical Dietitian and Mindset Mentor

Do you ever catch yourself saying "I know what I need to do, but……"

If I had a dime for every time I heard these words!

So many of the women I speak with, once they know what my profession is, invariably say to me that despite knowing what foods they “should” be eating and what they “should” be avoiding they just can’t seem to implement it.

It seems that knowledge is not enough to ensure that our health and wellness goals are met.

The key ingredient here seems to either be “willpower” or “accountability”.

With all the willpower in the world, who needs an external measure of accountability?

And yet oftentimes, even with someone to hold you accountable, the elusive health goals or number on the scale is a distant dream.

So if we can’t rely on willpower and having a person to check in with may or may not work, what is the key ingredient to finally move you in the right direction, and what will help you stay the course?

Let’s say you know exactly what to eat and avoid. Perhaps you have invested in the most perfect plan created just for you. It takes into account your medical needs, dietary preferences, health outcomes, and lifestyle.

And yet despite all this, you are at war with yourself.

This, my friends, is when mindset, stress management, and digging into beliefs are critical.

And that is where the work I do, sets me apart from other dieticians and nutritionists.

Yes, I have all the science to back the advice that I give, but more than that I spend time with each of my clients and we unpack so much more.

Between the lines of what they are telling me is a story of how they think, feel, and relate to food.

When days are filled with work pressure, family needs, and war, and then added to all of this are the hormonal changes that play havoc with metabolism, cravings, mood, and more, a simple “eat less - move more” approach is not going to cut it.

So we break it down.

We focus on one small area at a time.

We build these new habits into their existing lifestyle so that it adds minimal extra effort (but in the long term creates maximum results).

I ask them questions about their relationship with food and then we unravel this and rebuild a more positive approach.

We look at past attempts to reach a goal and what worked and what didn't.

We say goodbye to restriction and deprivation. Goodbye to eliminating foods they love.

We remove the guilt, shame, and judgment and replace them with relief, compassion, and a newfound sense of empowerment.

It’s amazing how this all comes together.

My clients walk away feeling lighter and with the self-belief that not only do they know what to do after working with me, but they can put into action and get to their goals.

You can achieve this too!

If you are looking for more than a policeman to keep you in check, and you are open to building a beautiful life where you can feel comfortable in your body and at peace with food then schedule a call with me to get started.

Schedule a free consultation here

Photo of Justine Friedman, Registered Clinical Dietician and Mindset Mentor
Justine Friedman
Registered Clinical Dietitian and Mindset Mentor
Justine is a seasoned Clinical Dietician with over two decades of experience in private practice. Holding a Bachelor of Science from WITS and an Honorary Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from UCT, she is both South African qualified and Israeli licensed. Justine's journey into nutrition was deeply personal, stemming from her own battles with weight management, emotional eating, and adapting her diet post-40 to meet the changing needs of her body. This personal connection to her field fuels her mission to empower clients to forge a harmonious relationship with food and their bodies. Understanding the complexity of diet, hormones, gut health, and eating habits, Justine brings empathy and expertise to her practice. She is dedicated to helping individuals overcome the cycle of dieting and self-sabotage by fostering a profound understanding of their own bodies. Justine's approach is grounded in the belief that knowledge is power—by understanding your body, you can work with it, not against it, to achieve lasting health and wellness.