Anne-Laure from Harmonie nutrition shares with us how she combines her skills in nutrition and psychology, to support each patient in his or her uniqueness and with kindness.
○ How to be attentive to food pleasure?
○ Is there an emotional link between our meals and our satiety?
○ How can we define the meaning of our eating behaviors?
🍍 Discover Anne-Laure
5 aspects that define your vision in your job?
The fact that you're unique. The notion of meaning, the notion of pleasure, the notion of partnership and the notion of self-confidence.
My follow-ups are not about giving a protocol or precise rules to follow.
There's a real notion that we're going to model ourselves on who you are, with your needs, your pace of life, your educational background - we don't all have the same upbringing. Our eating habits are very much influenced by our upbringing. If we were able to express our emotions or not, if we had to follow precise rules, what it was like at mealtimes.
You're unique, and we're going to take care of you, not a turnkey program.
The pleasure of eating above all
For me, in psychonutrition, pleasure is crucial.
If there's no pleasure in eating, it's going to be difficult to know when to stop, or you'll get cravings, as many of my patients tell me.
Then there's the notion of meaning. Why do we eat the way we do?
Every eating behavior has a meaning. Suddenly, you haven't eaten for 4 hours and you're hungry. It's normal, you'll want to eat.
Many of my patients come in and say, "I'm crazy, it's not possible, I can't control myself, I'm hopeless."
I say, well, we'll understand. Instead of self-flagellation.
When it comes to partnership, I'm not above you. I don't have any more skills than you do. It's with you that we're going to build the support together.
The fifth thing is confidence.
For me, there's self-confidence. If you don't have self-confidence, if you don't feel good about yourself, well, you're going to have trouble eating in a healthy way, or at least in a way that makes sense for you.
Self-confidence also goes hand in hand with assertiveness.
And the more you can assert yourself in front of others and say, "This is what I need right now. I eat this amount and not what you're going to ask me for more, you'll succeed in eating healthily and according to your needs.