Sara Cowlan, MS, RD, CDN
Sara has over 20 years’ experience in a broad range of settings as a registered dietitian. As her practice has evolved, she has seen that most of her clients come to her struggling with diets that take them away from their enjoyment of food and being connected to their needs. Many know a lot about nutrition but find themselves stuck trying to make changes or continue to make choices they are later unhappy with.
Sara has learned in her practice and research supports that DIETS do not work! They stress the body (which increases cortisol and appetite), lower our metabolism (which contributes to weight gain) and evoke feelings of failure and defeat as many blame themselves instead of the diet for their struggle.
Her approach is to meet clients where they are in their relationship with food. This may involve struggling with disordered eating, body image or many health issues that may be affected by this relationship with food.
“Together we can create healthy changes in both diet and lifestyle that can be sustained so that you may learn to become a natural and confident eater”
My practice focuses on
A practice to eat with awareness and enjoyment and without judgment or criticism.
This sounds like a no-brainer yet so many of us do not have mindful eating experiences and this often leaves us unsatisfied and anxious and wanting more.
We know that food and nutrition can support a healthy heart in managing blood pressure and cholesterol. I like to focus on the foods that support this and what to eat more of instead of what not to have!
May be defined as a wide range of abnormal eating behaviors that many people experience but with increased severity can become an Eating Disorder. Symptoms include binge eating, dieting, skipping meals, self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, obsessive exercise and obsessive stress around food choices. In exploring our thoughts and beliefs around food, we can move away from these and move toward more natural and attuned eating.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”
– Victor Frankel