I’ve gotten fantastic questions about Truce with Food. I’m sharing them here in case you’ve been wondering the same thing.
Can I be reimbursed through my health insurance? Yes, if you have an FSA or HSA account. Please check with your plan to verify health coaching or nutritional counseling can be deducted. If it can, you can submit your receipt to your plan.
How is this different than intuitive eating? I’m in alignment with the end goals of intuitive eating, to be your own best expert. However, I have very different views on how to become your own best expert.
It different in two ways:
First, intuitive eating focuses on discerning between emotional and physical hunger. That is a great start. However, in Truce with Food we get to the root of the story that creates the emotions that pull you towards food. By seeing and understanding your story, you eventually eliminate the stress source that’s driving you to eat. It’s why clients often refer to Truce with Food as life-changing.
Second, intuitive eating aim is to give yourself permission to check-in and eat what feels intuitive. Truce with Food teaches how to eat from a “food as medicine” perspective. When clients feel better as their depression lifts, sleep improves and they regain energy based on what foods are their best medicine, they feel so good, they don’t need to spend months or years giving themselves permission to eat whatever they want until the food feels neutral (an intuitive eating strategy). Food has a biological function and we don’t ignore that. It incorporates intuitive eating but is more holistic.
Are there people who should not be in this program? There are situations where people have an illness like cancer or schizophrenia that need to be treated in a different professional capacity.
For Truce with Food, you need to have the capacity to reflect and follow instructions.
That said, Truce with Food has been a life changing process for people who struggle with long term challenges that stem from patterns originating from a Mother or Father’s own weight issues, instability in a childhood home, being bullied as a kid, etc.
The effectiveness of Truce with Food is it combines best practices in seeing your story and provides practical tools and skills to apply to today’s current challenges so you start to see and feel results immediately.
You say your clients are really accomplished. I don’t feel accomplished right now. Will I be out of place?
No! It isn’t unusual to feel “unaccomplished” even though you’ve had past successes. There’s a painful split between who you know yourself to be on the inside and who you often present yourself to be on the outside. The more conflict you have with food the more you can be sure there’s hope. I created Truce with Food because I knew there was a way to approach the situation differently. I wanted the same thing you want. To feel accomplished and aligned. For life to be easier and more meaningful.
I’m not really a group person although I am intrigued. I joke we are a group of “bad-joiners”. Because my clients are analytical and empathetic, there’s a disdain for dogma and ignoring nuance. We don’t believe everyone needs to be Paleo nor will anyone site the China Study to you like it’s a holy book (we may discuss it though!). So if you’re looking for a group of bad joiners who finally feel like they’ve found a home that won’t oversimplify life, you’ll love the group dynamic. The benefits from the group is one of the most surprising and welcome parts of the program to participants.
I hope these questions help. If you have a remaining one that still hasn’t been answered here or in the FAQs on the program page, I have a few spots on my calendar for Monday to get clear if Truce with Food is a right fit for you.
Remember, there’s four days left to register.