Nourish Your Whole Self with Intuitive Eating

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Based on the concept of intuitive eating, “Nourish Your Whole Self” helps you tune into your body and mind and reconnect with the sensations that arise from within. Registration for April sessions is now open. 

The free, 12-week nutrition-based program helps to improve your awareness so you are better able to make choices that help you feel nourished. Best of all, you will learn how to be thankful for your body and find joy in movement. 

A new session starts each week, April 8, April 15, April 22 and April 29. To allow for a more personalized experience, space is limited to 90 participants. Nourish Your Whole Self is open to U-M faculty or staff members. Sign up by April 18.

One-on-one personalized coaching, and more

Once enrolled, an MHealthy coach trained in Intuitive Eating (IE) will support and guide you throughout the 12-week program. 

Your coach will:

  • Work with you to define your goal and then help you achieve it.

  • Connect with you one-on-one (via Zoom, telephone, email) on a regular basis to answer your questions, provide support, and give you the tools needed to make informed choices.

  • Identify the tools that may be the most important for you.

In addition to personalized coaching, you will also receive weekly videos and worksheets focused on intuitive eating principles, such as rejecting the diet mentality, honoring your hunger, coping with your emotions with kindness, respecting your body and more. 

"A much better relationship with food"

A growing body of research supports shifting the focus away from dieting and weight loss towards a more mindful approach. Since Nourish’s launch in 2021, there has been overwhelming interest from the U-M community. 

"Talking through issues I was having and having an unbiased opinion to listen to (was helpful)," says one participant. "This whole experience and having (my coach) to talk to was beyond insightful and helpful! I have a much better relationship with food than I did."

Says another past participant, "My coach allowed me to make choices about my health and create a plan that met my individual needs. I really liked being empowered to make my own decisions about my eating and lifestyle. I had a really great coach, who was very supportive, empathetic and caring."

Visit the Nourish Your Whole Self webpage to register or learn more. 

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