Anne-Laure from Harmonie nutrition shares with us how she combines her skills in nutrition and psychology, in order to support each patient in their uniqueness and with kindness.
○ How to be attentive to food pleasure?
○ Is there an emotional link between our meals and our satiety?
○ How to define the meaning of our eating behaviors?
🍍 Discover Anne-Laure
5 aspects that define your vision in your job?
The fact that you are unique. The notion of meaning, the notion of pleasure, the notion of partnership and the notion of self-confidence.
My follow-ups are not to give a protocol or precise rules to follow.
There is really the notion that we will model ourselves on who you are, with your needs, your pace of life, your background in education, so we don't all have the same education. Our eating habits will be greatly influenced by the education we have received. If we were able to express our emotions or not, if we had to follow specific rules, how it was at mealtimes.
You are unique, then we will take you, and not a turnkey program.
The pleasure of eating above all
There is the notion of pleasure, for me, in psychonutrition, pleasure is crucial.
If there is no pleasure in eating, it will be difficult to know when to stop eating or else we will have cravings, several of my patients tell me: "cracks".
Then there is also the notion of meaning. Why do we have such eating behavior?
All eating behavior has a meaning. All of a sudden you haven't eaten for 4 hours and then you're hungry. It's normal, you'll want to eat.
There are several of my patients who come and say: "I'm crazy, it's not possible, I can't control myself, I suck."
I say well we will understand. Rather than self-flagellate.
The notion of partnership, for me, precisely, I am not above you. I don't have more skills than you. It is with you that we will build support together.
Fifth thing, trust.
For me, there is self-confidence. If we don't have self-confidence, if we denigrate ourselves and quite precisely, we will have difficulty eating in a healthy way or in any case in a way that makes sense to us.
Self-confidence also goes hand in hand with assertiveness.
And the more we will succeed in asserting ourselves in front of others and in saying that, that is what I need at the moment. I eat this quantity there and not what you are going to ask me more, we will succeed in eating healthily and according to our needs.