Lynae Smith on ending The Diet Cycle
Lynae Smith is a Pacific Northwest Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist who loves all things food! She graduated with a BS in Nutrition in 2007. Since then she’s worn many hats as a nutritionist for children, hospital dietitian, a diabetes educator, health teacher in schools, personal cook, workplace wellness program coordinator, and eating disorder nutritionist. She started a private practice in 2014 to help individuals and families find peace with food, their bodies and discover intuitive eating.
Stop the War Within
Dieting; Deprivation; Breaking; Guilt/Shame; Deciding to Diet again….
Lynae Smith says stop the war within.
So often the journey toward healthy eating feels like a war within. It seems like a tug-of-war that is exhausting, and more than anything we crave peace with food and peace with our bodies. Is this possible? Lynae believes the answer is yes! and she helps her clients in a personal journey towards trusting their body and experiencing food with a new sense of freedom. Instead of fear, confidence. Instead of shame, dignity. All too often we have internalized an expectation that our body size is the thing that needs to be fixed. Lynae believes that health happens now. Taking care of your health doesn’t happen 10lbs from now, it happens today.
The thing that lies at the core is the feeling that if I just change my body, then my life would be happier; I would be loved; I could let myself fully live my life. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking can leave someone feeling trapped and always waiting for a different body before you feel permission to eat with enjoyment or live a full life.
Start with a Positive Body Image
Lynae starts with a focus on food neutrality and positive body image. She starts with really getting to know the person and making sure they get in touch with their mind and body. That is a huge step toward a healthier relationship with food. She works with each person individually as opposed to jumping right into a one size fits all kind of plan. She listens to each person’s struggles, needs, and goals and helping do what it takes to get there one step at a time.
Lynae has been in the field of nutrition for many years. She’s worked as a clinical dietitian in hospitals, a diabetes educator, and taught nutrition and fitness for grades K-8. She’s been a personal cook for a family of four in a tiny village in Denmark and has taught workplace wellness for years. She works with eating disorders from an intuitive eating framework and incorporates a no-nonsense, non-diet approach into all nutrition consulting.
Lynae Smith offers private nutrition counseling that extends beyond diet facts and menu planning and reaches into the complexities that surround food and behavior modification. That is where we find success as we strive for well-being. Lynae specializes in: nutrition education, diet burnout, emotional eating, compulsive overeating, eating disorders, exercise addiction, diabetes management, intuitive eating, non-diet approach, and lifestyle change.
Intuitive Eating Nutritionist
Phone: +1 (503) 310-8694 Fax: 844-517-6506
1011 SW Emkay, Suite 101
Bend Oregon, 97702