A Family Health Team dietitian is pleased to share the following description of how her patient has experienced a variety of positive results after learning how her thoughts are affecting her eating.
“I have a 36-year-old patient who participated in one of our 4-week Craving Change® workshops and sees me for individual nutrition counseling. This woman is a busy mom of two. She has a long history of dieting and all-or-nothing/black and white thinking. Coming to see me and attending the workshops has brought awareness to how her thought processes have been influencing her behaviours. This patient is grateful that she is much more aware of her self-talk and is noticing her all-or-nothing thinking more often. She is now practicing more self- compassion and is finding balance in her thoughts and behaviours. This has resulted in a significantly improved Hemoglobin A1c and has tremendously increased her self efficacy! Not only that, but this is rubbing off positively in how she parents. She and her family have a chart where they track positive lifestyle habits with stickers through the week and the person with the most stickers is able to decide on a family activity. They have made a point of brainstorming examples of activities which do not necessarily involve food as the reward.”