You might be wondering exactly who I am and why I’m so passionate about business and intuitive eating!!
So allow me to introduce myself to you (but please know this isn’t about me!!)
I’m Jennifer McGurk, Registered Dietitian and proud business owner. I created Pursuing Private Practice because in the past few years I have gotten so many requests to teach others the “secrets to success” in business.
I started my own private practice, Eat With Knowledge, in the summer of 2011. I’ve learned so many lessons along the way and no thanks to my official dietetics training! I could not have been successful without the mentorship, advice, and supervision of many professionals who helped me reach my goals (and yes all that advice is coming to YOU!)
Fast forward to now, and I have a full practice with great clients that energize and inspire me, and every day I LOVE what I do. I have reached new goals as a business owner and just came out with my very own binge eating recovery and intuitive eating course, Feel Fabulous About Food.
In my private practice Eat With Knowledge, you will find me and my associate dietitian Elyssa.
We help you transform your relationship with food so you can go out and LIVE YOUR LIFE. In doing this, we practice from a weight-inclusive approach. In my opinion, that approach means helping the client with their individual goals in getting the nourishment that their own body needs.
In a weight-inclusive approach, that means allowing the body to do what it will do as behaviors around food change.
We do not focus on weight because when someone heals their relationship with food, some people lose weight, some people gain weight, and some people stay the same.
Rather, we like to talk about what we can control! We recognize that food should be just one important part of your life and we want to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible with your own personal eating style and your own food philosophy.
Our counseling style is rooted in flexibility, adaptability, and is inclusive.
- We believe that nutrition is personal for every individual. Every client will have a different story to tell with regards to their health, food, movement, and well-being.
- We promise to listen to you and your story with no judgement or assumptions and will support you along your journey to better health and well-being, whatever that means for you. We respect all bodies and all shapes and sizes deserve respectful care.
- We believe in the power of intuitive eating, eating disorder recovery, the Health at Every Size principles, and simply the knowledge that you have about your own body to KNOW what works for you.
- We are dedicated to learning more skills, tools, and resources to give to you and guide you to a better relationship with food.
I LOVE working with other dietitians to form their own counseling philosophy and build a business that truly represents their mission in this world.
I didn’t specialize in Intuitive Eating right away though! Remember, every eating disorder “expert” was once new. I received lots of mentoring, support, and clinical supervision along the way.
This is why I’m so passionate about offering supervision, courses, and programs, for any dietitian wanting to start and grow their own business, and learn more about eating disorders and intuitive eating. I wish I had resources like my own when I was starting out!
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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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