Erica Leon shares how she found Intuitive Eating as a specialty for her dietitian business and how she works with women in mid-life from a Health at Every Size® approach.
In this episode:
Erica Leon joins the Pursuing Private Practice podcast to talk about her career in a “traditional dietetics” and her journey to Intuitive Eating and a non-diet approach. Learn how she found Intuitive Eating, how she works with clients from a Health at Every Size® approach, and how she niched down into working with women in mid-life.
Erica takes us through changes and decisions in her own business as she has gotten older and her priorities shifted. Hear how she grew her local private practice by hiring 2 dietitians, as well building online courses.
This episode is sponsored by a free resource for professionals wanting to build a Weight Inclusive Private Practice, 10 Steps to Build a Weight Inclusive Business. This is ideal for those looking to transform their practice to incorporate the principles of a Health at Every Size® approach, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity. www.pursuingprivatepractice.com/weightinclusive
ABOUT ERICA LEON
Erica Leon, MS, RD, CEDRD, is the owner of Erica Leon Nutrition, an outpatient group nutrition practice in White Plains, NY. With more than 30 years of experience, she and her team help individuals develop a positive relationship with food and work tirelessly to treat and prevent eating disorders and disordered eating in adults, adolescents, children and families.
Erica uses a “non-diet,” Health at Every Size ® approach to create a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to explore their attitudes about food, weight and body image. She helps chronic dieters and those in recovery from eating disorders to discover natural, internal signals of hunger, fullness and satisfaction. She also believes in the joy of movement , which encourages physical activities for the associated pleasure and health benefits, rather than following a specific routine of regimented exercise for the primary purpose of weight-loss.
Erica’s practice offers a wide variety of services including individual and group counseling sessions, cooking programs and in-person and online intuitive eating and nutrition workshops. Her current online intuitive eating program is called Intuitive Eating Essentials.
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericaleonRDN“It’s really important to let your client guide you (the dietitian). The client in front of you is the expert of their body”- @EricaLeonRDN via @JenMcGurkRDN #pursuingprivatepractice #podcastClick To Tweet
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Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help dietitians Be the Dietitian you were Meant to Be. She is an expert in the field of eating disorders and also supervises other Registered Dietitians as an iaedp approved supervisor. She is the owner of Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY and leads a team of dietitians who support the philosophy, “Feel fabulous about food!”
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