Registered Dietitian in Utah
It’s time to take back control over your health
Whether you want to improve your relationship with your body, recover from disordered eating, or just live a healthier life, we’ve got you covered. In addition to mental health therapists, we have an expert, registered dietitian in our Provo, Utah office.
Often, it’s your very best efforts to manage or control your eating or body that actually keep you stuck. The solution you need is sometimes very far removed from what you’ve already tried.
That’s where we come in. our nutritionist and registered dietitian understands the science behind nutrition, physical health
If you’re sick of diet culture, tired of obsessing over your weight or what your body looks like, and ready for real change that actually feels good, call or text our office and we’ll get you started on the right track.
You are more than just your body
There is so much more to who you are than just your body. You are not a number. You are not your BMI, your weight, or even how your clothes fit you. You are unique, valuable, and important–even if you don’t know it yet.
There is so much more to you than can be seen on the surface–and yet, in many ways, you may have let your body dictate where you spend your time and emotional energy. Isn’t it time to let yourself be all the wonderful things you are, independent of your body? Imagine the good you can do when you free yourself to invest in growing into the dynamic, loveable person you are.
Happiness is not easy to find, but it’s worth looking for. Whatever you may have come to believe about the connection between happiness and your body, let us open up your mind to new possibilities. Let us show you a world where you can find satisfaction, enjoyment, and even happiness without limits.
We know how to help
When it comes to your health and wellness, you don’t want to take chances. Your health and life are too important to just cross your fingers and hope things work out.
Working with an expert will help you achieve goals much more effectively than you could on your own. These are some of the areas where we can help:
Eating Disorder Treatment
Whether you struggle with anorexia nervosa, bulemia, or a binge eating disorder, you are in capable hands with our experts.
Unhealthy eating patterns, attempts to control weight, impulsive eating–they are all part of disordered or unhealthy approaches to food. What may have started as a desire to feel good about yourself and your body may have evolved into a full-blown eating disorder.
Eating disorders are no joke. They can be life threatening. At best, eating disorders rob you of real enjoyment and substitute a false sense of control over your body. If you spend enough time trying to manage your weight, you’ll come to realize that there is no real joy in disordered eating–only disappointment.
Our Provo, Utah based dietitian and nutritionist will assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for eating disorder issues you may struggle with. We also have mental health professionals on-site to help address family or relationship issues that are affected as well.
You can learn more about eating disorder treatment here.
One approach to food and eating that we really love is called intuitive eating. Intuitive eating is all about self-awareness and trust. Rather than labeling foods as “good” or “bad,” or obsessively counting calories, intuitive eating allows you to learn to pay attention to your body’s hunger and fullness cues and trust that your body, by biological design, is already programmed to eat just the right amount of food to nourish itself and thrive.
The issue is often self-awareness. Because food of often treated as more than just fuel, its actually surprisingly easy to teach yourself not to pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues. For example, you may feel the need to eat everything on your plate to avoid offending others. Or you may feel guilt about eating certain foods, so you train yourself to avoid food. You may use food to celebrate accomplishments or to avoid emotional pain.
Whatever the reasons, if your self-awareness has been hijacked or you have become accustomed to not trusting yourself around food, intuitive eating is for you. You will learn to pay attention, recognize cues, and trust yourself again. And as part of the healing process, you will work to place food back in its proper context in your life so that it doesn’t have to dominate so much of your time and energy.
Many people lack the proper education or understanding of human biology and how food is used by our bodies to consistently feed themselves in ways that are healthy and productive. Nutrition therapy is an education and plan-focused approach to eating that sidesteps diet culture and relies on actual science to help you make the types of nutrition choices that allow you to have all the nutrients you need daily to maintain your energy and live a healthy lifestyle.
Body image issues often start early in life, sometimes at the onset of puberty, when bodies are changing and maturing. This is also the time that you might start to compare yourself against peers or images on social media, movies, or magazines. Too many young people (and adults) come to believe that there is an ideal body size, weight, or shape. And worse, their sense of self-worth becomes attached to the pursuit of this supposed ideal.
What’s more, even those who appear to have an enviable body feel immense pressure to maintain their body in its current state or risk losing their sense of wellbeing. Every single person who seeks to self-validate through body managment will end up disappointed, no matter what they seem to achieve on the outside.
Body image therapy is about helping you relearn the purposes of your body. It’s about learning not to objectify yourself or others, and to treat yourself and everyone around you as unique individuals, instead of things. It’s about learning how to make peace with your body, even when it doesn’t behave the way you want. It’s about grieving losses and coming to terms with reality.
It’s learning the surprising truth that the less energy you put into obsessing over your body, the easier it will be to accept, appreciate, and even love.
Meet Amanda Nelson, Registered Dietitian
Amanda works via telehealth and in-person in our Provo, Utah office. She serves clients from all over Utah County and beyond.
She has a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition science from Brigham Young University and is passionate about her work as a dietitian and nutritionist.
Call or text our office at 801.407.4134 and request either a first appointment or a 15-minute free phone consultation with Amanda to begin your healing today.