Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What do you do?
A: Denise works with people across many spectrums of eating and feeding disorders. Denise is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who helps guide folks to understanding better how and what to individually feed their bodies.
Q: What will we work on in sessions with a RD?
A: Sessions depend on your individual needs. Often, sessions start with medical history gathering and move toward developing a road map for your nutrition needs. Then we take a look at follow ups.
Q: How long will we work together?
A: That depends on your needs. Some clients who have come through ThoughtFull Nutrition have needed a few months and others have needed a few years. The length depends on what your goals are and how long we need to find navigation toward those goals.
Q: Does ThoughtFull Nutrition help people lose weight?
A: No, ThoughtFull Nutrition does not encourage weight loss for anyone.
Q: Then what is your purpose?
A: As a RDN practice, ThoughtFull Nutrition helps individuals, families, and group units listen to their body to understand what the body needs nutritionally, mentally, and/or spiritually. At ThoughtFull Nutrition we hope to always impart the importance of connection to body, mind and spirit. You’ll be introduced to many ideas of how to connect with your nutritional needs, including but not limited to Intuitive Eating principles along the way.
Q: Do you use Intuitive Eating for everyone?
A: No. It is not appropriate in the beginning stages of eating disorder recovery for many. This is because there is usually a vast disconnect between body signals and ability to honor those signals.
Q: What is the process for individuals struggling with feeding or eating disorders?
A: First we will determine together a feeding plan to develop some structure. Sometimes this involves sifting through trauma experiences around food, or related to food/body comments.
Next, we work together in maintaining consistency in your feeding strategies and work through any questions you might have related to consistency and getting your estimated needs for recovery. Often this step involved a deeper dive into food experiences, negative, positive, and/or neutral, that have had a big impact on your lived experience.
Finally, we work on tuning in to your body to confidently feed your body.
Q: Is ThoughtFull Nutrition gender affirming?
A: Yes. We do our best to honor you. It is important for feeding/eating disorder recovery that you have a space where you can feel brave to learn about yourself, especially as it relates to giving yourself enough food to thrive.