Stephanie Michelle RD
Stephanie Michelle RD

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Registered Dietitian Colorado Springs, Nutritionist Colorado Springs, Health Coach, Online Nutritionist, Online Dietitian, Eating Psychologist, Mind Body Nutrition Coach

About What I Do

In my professional practice I am dedicated to you as an individual.  I work with a range of nutrition and health related concerns, however I specialize in working with weight loss, body image, chronic dieting, and disordered eating.  Many of my clients are surprised to discover that food and weight have been on their minds 24/7 for decades and they’ve been stuck in a cycle that’s holding them back from living the lives they’re meant to live.  How much of your mental energy has been spent on obsessing over food and weight?  What would you be doing with that energy if it was freed up for other things?  Life is simply too short to spend it obsessing about food.  Freeing your mind of that obsession is profoundly liberating and I believe it’s within reach for everyone.

Conventional dieting has a proven failure rate of 98%.  Yet we continue to return to this methodology again and again.  My work guides you out of traditional dieting through a blend of holistic functional nutrition, mind body nutrition, behavioral eating psychology, and intuitive and mindful eating.  My strategies are not a quick fix, but they do offer an effective and sustainable approach that embraces all of who you are in mind, body, heart and soul.  My technique often feels similar to a counseling session as we explore your eating and dieting history and the ways in which it has woven through all aspects of your life.

Topics may include:

  • Stressed Versus Relaxed Eating
  • Becoming a Slow Eater
  • Breathing
  • Finding Your Natural Eating Rhythm
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Mindful Eating
  • Principles of Pleasure and Nourishment
  • Macronutrient Balance and Nutrient Density
  • The “No-Diet” Diet
  • Adding What’s Missing
  • Improving Food Quality
  • Addressing Food Allergies through Gentle Elimination

Furthermore, healing our relationship with food often requires us to dig even deeper than the above mentioned topics because the way we eat is often symbolic of the way we’re living.  We use food to cope, to self-soothe, and to ground ourselves.  We use food to numb the pain of loneliness, relieve the sting of rejection, and ease the ache of boredom.  Food can easily become a drug and attempting to change what we eat becomes an ineffective strategy if we’re not changing the way we live.  We often think this process happens in reverse and that we can’t live the lives we’re meant to until we reach our health and weight goals, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Living your authentic life now is what sets you up for successfully achieving your goals.  As your coach and counselor I may feel like taking a deeper dive would be helpful to you on your healing journey.  We will cover a range of topics that will allow us to explore any underlying stumbling blocks to you reaching your goals. 

Topics of exploration may include:

  • Relationships
  • Work and Money
  • Spirituality
  • Calling Truce with Life
  • Speaking Your Truth
  • Acknowledging Desires
  • Forgiveness
  • Trauma
  • Slowing Down
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Redefining Success
  • Achieving End Results Now

The full spectrum of areas in which I help my clients includes:

  • Weight Loss Counseling
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Holistic Functional Nutrition Education
  • Disordered Eating
  • Chronic Dieting
  • Negative Body Image
  • Food Addiction
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Elimination Diets
  • Energy and Fatigue
  • Moodiness
  • Digestive Concerns