Food Relationship Management

Working with a Health Loft dietitian creates an opportunity to learn the basics of healthy eating and how to incorporate more positive food choices into your unique daily routine. This could be a game-changer in your health journey as it has for many of our past clients. Whether you are new to incorporating nutritious foods in your diet or if you just need a refresh, a dietitian can find ways to make healthy your new “normal”. 

Assistance with Food Relationship Management

How we develop a relationship with food:

Your relationship with food is one of the most important relationships you will have in your life. You come into contact with food multiple times a day and many of our social relationships center around food. This relationship can be a difficult one for many people. Starting when we are young and continuing throughout our life, outside factors (i.e. the media, peers, family, etc.) spend a great deal of time telling us what to eat and what not to eat and how we should view our food. Food is categorized as “good’ or “bad”, and that can become a real barrier to eating and viewing food in a “normal” way. At times, this can develop into disordered eating* patterns as we begin to create rules around what we eat and when. Food Relationship Management is a topic that Health Loft dietitians discuss with patients to help them work through barriers that have come in-between the patient and what they eat.

 Examples of questions asked around your food relationship:

  • What is your background with nutrition?
  • What was food like growing up?
  • Did you have access to healthy foods growing up?
  • Did your caretakers partake in dieting and express that to you as a child?
  • Do you have specific rules around different foods?
  • Does eating in social settings bring you stress and anxiety?

Health Loft dietitians in Chicago are here to help.

Every food journey is different and everyone has different goals, but it is important to recognize what our relationship with food is and what has made it that way. Once the layers of rules and societal pressures have been pulled back, working with a Health Loft dietitian to create positive health goals that are unique to you is the next step forward.  If you feel that discussing your food relationship with a registered dietitian would be beneficial, give us a call at (312) 374-5399 or click below to schedule an appointment with a Health Loft dietitian today. 

*If you are experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder, we would love to speak with you and get you connected to a practitioner that is right for you. 

To find out more about our dietitians, give us a call.

We accept Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Medicare, and most major insurance plans as well as HSA’s and FSA’s for Nutrition Counseling.

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