Embrace a new philosophy
End food restrictions and relearn normal eating
At The Runaway Fork, you will learn to create a nourishing relationship with food and body by awakening your natural Intuitive Eating abilities. Discover a non-diet approach to eating by understanding the wisdom of the body and its amazing capacity to self-regulate.
Intuitive Eating is a dynamic process that integrates the attunement of mind, body, and food in a way that honors your inner wisdom. A process where you learn to trust your inner biological and emotional signals to facilitate normal eating without triggering the deprivation and anguish of dieting.
It’s time for a new approach to eating and weight
End the despair from years of failed diet attempts, the stress that leads to chaotic eating, and the preoccupation with food and weight. The Runaway Fork can help you create a balanced life so you can respond to the needs of your body in a timely manner. Benefit from enough rest, play, connection, and nourishment of mind and body so you can listen and respond more easily to your inner signals, resulting in greater physical and emotional well being.
Intuitive Eating Works!
To date, there are 90 research studies on Intuitive Eating validating its concepts and principles, with more studies currently underway. Researchers found that Intuitive Eaters:
Eat a more diverse diet and take more pleasure in their eating
- Have a Higher
- Body satisfaction
- Life satisfaction
- Positive coping
- Body appreciation
- Body Awareness
- Good cholesterol
- Have a Lower
- Body dissatisfaction
- Emotional eating
- Internalized culturally thin ideal
- Disordered eating
- Good cholesterol
Learn to clear your mind of the punitive and obsessive thoughts about your eating and body. Learn to trust the body wisdom that has always been within; and enjoy increased self-esteem and feelings of empowerment by honoring the validity of your internal voice.
Take the leap
At some point, deep down, most of us realize that we just can’t make another diet attempt, yet we don’t know what else to do. We feel stuck, scared, and out-of-control. Take the leap into the growing anti-dieting movement. Develop a new frame of reference and learn evidence-based tools to resist the “quick fix” and diet traps that we know don’t work and cause harm to our physical and mental health.
Diets Fail Us
We don’t fail them
Diets don’t work
You might be surprised to learn that according to the sum total of weight loss studies, we cannot conclusively say that diets work. An unbelievable 95% of those who diet regain their weight within a year, and most gain back even more.
As one of the most well studied areas, weight loss researchers have found that dieting does not produce sustainable weight loss results, and can damage our biological and psychological health as well.
Stressful weight loss strategies can’t be sustained
- Food deprivation
- Low pleasure food
- Punishing exercise
- “Motivational” thoughts based on self-hate
- Fear of eating after the diet ends
This way of living is extremely difficult to sustain because it works against our innate biological and psychological drives; it makes sense that no one is able to adhere to this process for very long.
Dieters feel it’s their fault when the weight is regained
Researchers found that dieting causes stress and is correlated to feelings of failure, lowered-self-esteem, and social anxiety. We feel shame, guilt, self-hatred, and disgust at our bodies and at our lack of willpower and obedience. Dieting erodes our confidence and self-trust. We believe we possess a fundamental character deficit.
Our bodies suffer too
Research indicates that dieting slows our metabolism and the rate of weight loss, increases binges and cravings, and teaches our body to retain more fat once normal eating resumes. Dieting has been found to cause weight gain and is linked to eating disorders.
The Runaway Fork uses evidence-based tools and strategies drawn from the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, Eating, and Weight to help you find peace in your relationship with food, body, and mind.
We Honor Your Uniqueness
The Runaway Fork offers sessions in a variety of formats to support your distinct needs
Tap into nature’s healing power with a walk-and-talk session.
Relax into a session from your home via a secure connection over the internet.
Work on your specific issues and goals one-on-one with Michele.
Get the support you need from people who truly understand with a group session.