Helping you break free from dieting, make peace with food and find your natural weight.

Hi there, I’m Áine, I’m an intuitive eating counsellor and wellbeing coach based in the West Midlands. I discovered intuitive eating after many years of yoyo dieting, not trusting my body and trying my best to get my body to a weight and shape that it didn’t want to be.

I went from repeating the same cycle of diets which lead to emotional eating, binge eating episodes, hormonal imbalances, and a constant obsession about my weight, to making peace with food and being completely free from rules and restrictions.

I now truly enjoy food, and exercise because it makes me feel good, not to burn calories. I never choose foods because I ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’, but because I now understand what feels good in my body, and as a result my body settles around it’s natural, set point weight, without me forcing it to be there. Learning and fully accepting that my natural weight was more than my mind wanted it to be, was a big step in my intuitive eating journey.

Hi there, I’m Áine, I’m an intuitive eating counsellor and wellbeing coach based in the West Midlands. I discovered intuitive eating after many years of yoyo dieting, not trusting my body and trying my best to get my body to a weight and shape that it didn’t want to be.

I went from repeating the same cycle of diets which lead to emotional eating, binge eating episodes, hormonal imbalances, and a constant obsession about my weight, to making peace with food and being completely free from rules and restrictions.

I now truly enjoy food, and exercise because it makes me feel good, not to burn calories. I never choose foods because I ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’, but because I now understand what feels good in my body, and as a result my body settles around it’s natural, set point weight, without me forcing it to be there. Learning and fully accepting that my natural weight was more than my mind wanted it to be, was a big step in my intuitive eating journey.

Even though rediscovering your intuitive eater and letting go of the familiarity of dieting can feel scary at first, I can honestly say it has been the best thing I have ever done to improve my health, and I’m so excited to help you do the same!

What I Offer

If you would like support but are unsure where to start, please get in touch and we’ll arrange a free 30minute call, to discuss what would be best for you.

“Freedom from dieting coaching programmes” – Supporting you in your journey to rediscovering your intuitive eater and breaking free from dieting for good.

“6-week online intuitive eating and exercise group programme” – Start dates vary throughout the year.

In person workshops & trainings delivered across the West Midlands.

Intuitive Eating and Wellbeing Blog

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🥗🍰🏷 Let's talk about why labelling food as "good" or "bad" isn't serving us well. When we add these labels on food, it creates a divide, making us think certain foods are off-limits or guilt-inducing, affecting our relationship with eating and ourselves. 

Here's why moving away from food labelling can be a game-changer: 

🔸 No moral value: Food isn't inherently good or bad. It's not about the food itself but how we balance our choices. Veggies, pizza, chocolate - they can all be a part of a well-rounded diet 👍. 

🔹 Neutral territory: Whether it's a biscuit or broccoli, no food is virtuous or sinful. Each bite doesn't define our worth - it's about balance and enjoyment 🤗. 

🔸 Your plate, your choice: When we let go of judgment, we empower ourselves to make choices that truly suit our body and souls ❤️. 

Remember: food nourishes us physically and emotionally. So, let's savour without guilt and embrace the delicious diversity on our plates! 🌈🍔🥗 

#neutralplate #nourishwithoutguilt #foodlabelling #freedomfromdieting #balance #enjoyment #satisfaction #healthtips
🌟 Unlocking the truth about diets 🚫

When I say ‘dieting’, this refers to the deliberate, and often temporary, modification of food intake and eating habits with the primary goal of achieving specific changes in body weight or size. 

Here I’m going to dive in to 4 reasons why dieting doesn’t work… 👇

1️⃣ Slows metabolism: Caloric restriction triggers the body to adapt by slowing down metabolism, as it tries to conserve energy. 

2️⃣ Unsustainable: Many diets can be extreme and restrictive, making them hard to maintain long-term. Once the diet ends, old habits often resurface, leading to regained weight. 

3️⃣ Effects hormones: Diets can disrupt hunger and fullness hormones like leptin and ghrelin, leading to increased cravings and reduced feelings of satisfaction, making it harder to stick to the diet. 

4️⃣ Moves us away from our natural weight. As I mentioned, the body responds to dieting by slowing down metabolism and increasing hunger signals. This adjustment is an attempt to regain the lost weight and return to the established set point weight range, which our bodies are always striving to maintain.

🚀 Exciting News: I'm unlocking the secrets to breaking this cycle in my upcoming free webinar, 'How to Break the Dieting Cycle. Stay tuned for details coming soon! 📆💻 

#freedomfromdieting #breakingthecycle #habits #food #eatingintuitively #freewebinar #comingsoon
🌅🍳 Morning munchies…listening to your body's clock ⏰✨ 

If you're not hungry right away, it’s totally fine to wait until you are. Just keep an eye on your energy levels. If skipping breakfast leaves you feeling tired and reaching for sugary snacks later, it might be time to try having a little bite when you get up or a short while after. It's all about finding your rhythm and works for you! 🌟 

#breakfast #listeningtoyourbody #energy #satisfaction #hungercues #eatingintuitively
✋I've been there! When I was in the dieting cycle, I remember focusing on numbers from all angles… calories, grams, numbers on the scale and clothing sizes. It’s so easy to get consumed by them, losing touch with our inner cues.

Focusing on how clothes made me feel, regardless of the size, was a big game changer for me, especially as sizing varies so much anyway, depending on where you shop 👚.

If you’re trying to build a positive relationship with your body and how you feel ❤, then next time you go clothes shopping, I’d highly recommend picking clothes without glancing at the size tag 🧐. Take a few items of the one thing and try them on without a size preconception. Close your eyes even, feel the fabric, the fit and how it makes you feel.

This can be a great way to practice building a positive relationship with your body and what you wear, truly embracing how you feel, regardless of the number on the tag! 🌺💫

So who’s up for it? I’d love hear 🤗

#beyondnumbers #bodypositiveshopping #fromtheinsideout #honouringyourbody
🌟 I'm excited to share my FREE guide to savouring every moment this Christmas, without the post-holiday diet pressure! 🎁🍽️ 

This guide will help you truly enjoy the festive season, while nurturing a positive relationship with food 🎉.  

Click the link in my bio to pick up your FREE guide and let's make this holiday season a celebration of balance, joy and delicious moments! 🎄🤗  

#freeguide #festiveseason #eating #balance #freedomfromdieting #newyearsresolutions #holidays #joufulmoments #mindfuleating
🌟 Nighttime overeating might have more to it than you think! 🌙 Here are two possible reasons why it happens:

1️⃣ Emotions & eating: Have you ever noticed that connection? Maybe you reach for food when you're experiencing a certain emotion. It could be boredom, stress or when you're feeling tired. Maybe you've linked eating as a way to unwind after a long day?

2️⃣ Daytime fuel: If you've been skimping on meals or not getting enough throughout the day, a primal hunger (which is a very natural response to scarcity or restriction) can hit hard when evening rolls around. Your body might be craving nutrients and energy that it's lacking.

Understanding why we reach for those late-night snacks can help us address these habits more effectively 👍.

If this is something you're struggling with, then reach out anytime, happy to share my top tips to help 🤗 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

#food #snacks #evenings #mindfuleating  #habits #emotions #nourishingyourbody