"I love that Nutriri provides a compassionate how to if you will – meeting people where they are NOW and helping them to see that the road to body and food ease can be found within"
What has been your lived experience of diet/judgement culture?
I’ve spent most of my life believing I had to battle weight in one way or another – as a teen I was encouraged to put some weight on and then as a young adult I began to struggle with messages about losing weight and being skinnier. Hopping from diet to diet, I never realised whatever weight I am now is the perfect weight for me until a few years ago, when I started to discover body acceptance and found Nutriri and Helen.
Body positivity / acceptance / neutrality etc. etc...
There is so much out there about body love, body acceptance and body positivity but I found many of the sources I investigated lacked a 'how to' that I needed to help me along my way. For me it ended up being about self-discovery and continuing growth and development – spiritually, emotionally and physically. I’ve done a huge amount of work on myself through my work with Desire Map, I believe that work and the work of Nutriri, for me, combine really well.
What made you decide to facilitate for Nutriri?
I love that Nutriri provides a compassionate how to if you will – meeting people where they are NOW and helping them to see that the road to body and food ease can be found within. No scales, no shaming, only compassion, kindness and encouragement. Nutriri has brought the joy of food back to me – both preparing and eating it have become more mindful experiences - and Nutriri has reminded me to move more for the love of my self and my body.
I have lots of friends who still diet and attend slimming clubs. I’d love to show them what Nutriri does and be able to help them counteract the messages that make them diet in the first place. I am really excited to be part of this co-creation with everyone and hopeful for a future where I’ll be facilitating groups and helping people help themselves