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Join our Unlearning Diet Culture Group Program – Find your community and finally break free from chronic dieting!

LIVE Online 10-week virtual group program

Tuesdays, 6-7pm May 7th – July 9th

Many WA state insurance plans may cover this program!

Diet and weight can be very difficult topics to address.

We want those seeking support to know that however they may feel, they are not alone, and we understand how complicated addressing this internal battle is. We created a brave, confidential and judgment-free space so you can finally break free from diet culture.

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Led by Brandy Minks, MS, RDN an eating disorder specialist and Riana Giusti, MS, CN a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

Diet culture has caused a rupture in our ability to enjoy food freely. Current societal norms around beauty still promote bodies that are thinner.

When a person becomes super focused on their weight, it often leads to body dissatisfaction and weight stigma. It also negatively impacts their mental health. It can cause one to feel less than if their body doesn’t look a certain way and can escalate into feelings of self-hatred.

These feelings influence more rigidity around food and can trigger an all-consuming fear response. Diet culture keeps a person stuck in this mentality, riding a loop of never-ending highs and dark lows.

At Rooted Path Nutrition, our providers recognize these fear responses and support our clients in shifting the focus away from restriction and rules toward something better – pleasure! Can you imagine sitting down to a delicious meal in a beautiful setting and experiencing zero guilt?

Can you imagine savoring the different flavors of each bite without anxiety? Pleasure is the antithesis of oppression. Finding our own inherent pleasure within our bodies (from food or movement) allows us to recognize the deep capacity within ourselves to feel good.

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When we feel good (and decrease feelings of anxiety, shame, and guilt) our need for external validation decreases. No more roller coaster ride of emotions.

Group topics include:

 

  • Unpacking Diet Culture and Weight Stigma

  • Understanding Weight Stigma Science

  • Shining a Light on the Racialized History of the BMI

  • Learning to Distinguish the ED Voice and Food Rules

  • Challenging Feelings of Guilt and Shame

  • Tackling Body Image

  • Building and Strengthening Interoceptive Awareness

  • Practicing Body Respect and Redefining Self Care

  • Defining “Normal” Eating?

  • Building Your Tribe – how to create a diet-culture free community

Rooted Path Nutrition utilizes an Intuitive Eating approach as well the Body Trust Framework which centers on removing barriers to your own sensory awareness cues and employing strength-based, trauma-informed, scientifically grounded healing modalities. It is a framework that integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought.

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The goal is to reestablish trust in your own body again and provide a way out of the predictable, repetitive pattern of dieting, disordered eating and weight cycling fueled by shame, trauma and body-based oppression.

Our providers also bring a Health at Every Size (HAES) informed approach, recognizing the uniqueness of our bodies and each individual’s health journey. HAES promotes weight inclusivity; accepting and respecting the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes (and abilities) and rejecting the idealizing of specific body shapes and weight. De-stigmatizing body size is a critical step in accepting your body.

We know that recovery is possible. Many of our clients have been able to find peace with their food and their body. We welcome you to reach out to begin this journey for yourself.

We highly recommend that you work in conjunction with a therapist and dietitian/nutritionist to provide additional support and space outside of the group to process the information we will discuss and share – though not required to participate in our group. 

FAQ:

What is the Unlearning Diet Culture Group? 
Our Unlearning Diet Culture Group is a high-level support group, with 10-weeks of LIVE online virtual sessions facilitated by masters level nutritionists. 
It is designated space for confidential and brave discussions. Learn and practice skills to improve your relationship to food and body, while developing a healthy and sustainable relationship to food.


Who leads the sessions?
The Unlearning Diet Culture group was created and facilitated by masters level eating disorder specialist Brandy Minks, MS, RDN and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Body Trust Certification Trainee Riana Giusti, MS, CN. Their combined experience spans over 30 years in the nutrition and disordered eating space, including in-patient care facilities and private practice. They are passionate about helping individuals and families in recovery from diet-culture harm and weight stigma.


When are sessions? 
Tuesday evenings from 6-7 PM PST, weekly from May 7th - July 9th
May 7th, May 14th, May 21st, May 28th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, July 25th, July 2nd and July 9th


How long is the group?
1-hour long weekly sessions, from 6:00-7:00 PM (10 weeks)


What am I committing to? 
We have a commitment agreement to ensure the best possible group experience. Because we are committed to being there for you throughout this program, we ask that you commit to it as well. We ask you to sign a commitment agreement upon registration that reserves your space and assures us you will be there for all the sessions. We collect your credit card information in our electronic health record system. 


What if I need to miss a group?
Committing and showing up is key to breakthroughs, so we ask that you attend all sessions. We understand, however, that life happens! We allow up to 1 missed session for unforeseen circumstances. If you know in advance you will be unable to attend one of the sessions, please give as much notice as possible.


How many people will be in the group?
Group size can vary, but will be limited to no more than 20 people per group. We will do our best to provide an intimate and supportive space to share and learn.


Are there age restrictions to joining the group?
At this time, participants must be 18 or older. Please do reach out if you are younger and in need of a group space, as we may have options available in the future if we learn there is a need. 


How much does it cost?
This group is generally covered by insurance! Depending on your insurance plan, you may be subject to a co-pay. 


If you don’t have insurance or would prefer to pay out of pocket, the cost to attend all 10 weeks is $750 payable upon registration, or 2 monthly payments of $380 - the first payable at registration and the second payable 1 month after that. 
While we do not offer refunds, if you require a cancellation after registration, you will be reimbursed all you have already paid except $250, which we keep for our processing and cancellation fee. 


Is support available outside of the group?
Absolutely! All of the providers here at Rooted Path Nutrition (including Brandy and Riana) work with clients 1:1, accept insurance, and would be honored to support you.


I am so ready to join the Unlearning Diet Culture group - How do I save my spot?
Click the button above to sign up! We will be in contact with you within 1 business day to get the onboarding process started.


What is your guarantee?
While we are unable to guarantee prescripted outcomes, we know that if you join the group with an open mind, heart, and a willingness to learn and grow, you’ll find tremendous value in our time spent together. Warning: you may find friends for life! :) 

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