Our highly qualified and experienced dietitians, nutritionists, and health coaches address the mind and heart issues behind our relationship with food.
Specializing in emotional eating, overeating, binging, and food restricting. We offer individualized nutrition counseling.
Google “what is nutrition?” and you will get the obvious answer: that nutrition is the intake of food in relation to your dietary needs. Good nutrition – defined as a well-balanced diet and regular exercise – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition leaves you vulnerable to illness, impairs physical and mental development, and lowers productivity.
At Body Positive Works, nutrition is so much more than a “good” diet. It’s about nourishment on every level, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It encompasses our relationships with our family, friends, nature, the wider world, and most importantly, our relationship with ourselves.
That’s why we identify and address the mind and heart issues behind your relationship with food in order to cope with emotional eating, overeating, binging, and/or food restricting.
Some of the benefits of nutrition are:
◐ Improves quality and length of your life
◓ Boosts energy levels and brain function
A diet low in cholesterol, sodium, and fat or that includes only “good fats” (like avocado and coconut oil), will lower your risk of heart disease. A diet rich in calcium will build bone strength.
So far so good? But that’s not where we leave it at Body Positive Works. As specialists in emotional eating, overeating, and binge eating disorders, we believe that nutrition should be health-centered and weight-neutral.
That’s why we take an integrative approach that fosters self-love, self-care, and self-acceptance. Our food protocols are focused on overall well-being, rather than trying to achieve a certain weight or culturally defined standard of beauty.
We are proud to work with top dietitians and nutritionists in Bergen County. Our principle is to provide nutrition services that empower the individual with practical solutions.
We understand that personal wellness is a journey, not a destination, and that one size does not fit all. Body Positive Works offers both individualized mind-body nutrition counseling, as well as small group programs and workshops to give you compassionate support, helping you learn to take care of your whole self and guiding you through the self-discovery process that brings about real and lasting change.
Our mantra is “No Judgment.”
We have no judgment and no generalizations. Every single person who walks through our door is unique and different, so each person’s food choices should be unique and different too.
At Body Positive Works, we seek to listen with curiosity, not judgment. Your symptoms, whether physical and/or behavioral, are simply messengers for underlying imbalances. Equally important, we will help you identify and address the mind and heart issues behind your relationship with food in order to help you recover from emotional eating, overeating, binging, and/or food restricting.
We offer individual private nutrition consultations. In these sessions, our dietitians and nutritionists develop a customized program based on the individual needs of the client. We also offer group support, please see the list of support groups below.
The initial consultation lasts 75 minutes. In this session, we review the individual’s relationship to food, weight, and body image. We talk about previous diets, current daily schedules, and any ongoing challenges. From here, we develop a hierarchy of fear/guilt/averse foods and set intentions for the individual to implement between sessions.
Follow-up sessions last 30 or 45 minutes. Here we review the individual’s food intake between sessions, discuss the experience of changing what is perhaps deep-seated behavior and attitudes, and set a program for the next time period.
To book an appointment call 201-708-8448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In eating disorder treatment, the path to successful recovery requires addressing two major areas:
-Behavior changes related to food, exercise, weight
-Psychological and emotional issues
To make progress toward becoming recovered, great benefit can come from extra support at mealtime.
If you have ever asked yourself “am I an emotional eater, or why can’t I have a different relationship with food” then please join Jessica Kishpaugh for a 6-week support group.
Supporting a loved one with an eating disorder can be a very tricky thing to do both emotionally and logistically. The difficult process of recovering from an eating disorder can drain a parent or caregiver of both physical and emotional energy. It is common to feel helpless, confused, frustrated and exhausted at times. This group will provide education and support for the parent or caregiver – the at home support team!
Do you judge what you eat, do you judge yourself? Are you constantly thinking about food, your body, your weight? Do these thoughts about food and your body take you out of the present moment, impact your mood, leave you feeling upset with yourself, or lead to negative behaviors or habits to manage the pain? Do you determine your self-worth by the number on the scale? If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions, this group is for you.
Our dietitians and nutritionists can help everyone – from kids and teens to the middle-aged and the elderly.
Some of the ways we can help:
Nutrition for kids
Nutrition for tweens
Nutrition for teens
Nutrition for prenatal and postnatal women
Nutrition for menopause
Nutrition for negative body image
Nutrition for addiction
Nutrition for eating disorders
Nutrition for depression
Nutrition for anxiety
How to stop emotional eating
How to stop overeating
How to stop binge eating
Erica Ban, MS, RD is an experienced Registered Dietitian with 20+ years experience, specializing in the counseling of eating disorders and family nutrition. Through highly individualized treatment, Erica helps clients develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. Founded on a non-diet approach, her work incorporates mindful/ intuitive eating while also using meal plans when desired and/or necessary. She works with a team approach to treatment and collaborates regularly with therapists, psychiatrists and physicians to offer the most comprehensive care. Erica earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition at Cornell University. In 1997, she interned at The Bronx VA Medical Center, while also completing her Master’s of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Before focusing solely on her private practice, Erica was the Director of Nutrition at the Renfrew Center of New York and also has worked with the Koch Center.
Adina Kelman is a Holistic Nutritionist, 500-hour yoga teacher, and certified running coach. Her unique approach to healing allows clients to mend their relationship to food and body so that they can experience lasting freedom, comfort, and joy. After working as an attorney, and then as a stay-at-home mom raising her four daughters, Adina decided to pursue her passion for health and wellness. She received her health coaching certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her 200-hour yoga training from hOMe yoga, and her 300 additional hours from Laughing Lotus in NYC. Her experience within the holistic health field varies from individual coaching to leading several corporate wellness events, as well as contributing to various publications. Adina focuses on empowering women to eat intuitively and mindfully, while creating a safe space for collaboration, self-love, and acceptance. Her empowering coaching style allows clients to unlock their inner wisdom and move toward a greater sense of ease. It is her passion to support clients in their journey to find peace within themselves.
Jessica Kishpaugh is a Holistic Nutritionist, Life Coach and Workplace Wellness Educator. With an intuitive eating and self care approach, Jessica counsels clients to let go of dieting and emotional eating so they can create happier, wholesome, balanced lives, and to empower them with confidence to live a life of health, body positivity and freedom. Jessica received her integrative nutrition health coaching certification from one of the top health coaching schools, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Jessica also has a certification in exercise nutrition from Precision Nutrition. She specializes in intuitive eating and in mindfulness stress reduction. Jessica practiced law for 11 years as an attorney in New York City, and then transitioned careers, following her passion in health and wellness. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from The Catholic University of America and graduated cum laude. Jessica obtained her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Communications and Psychology and an Honors Research Thesis distinction. Jessica is a mom of three young children and she helps similar busy moms implement family wellness practices and healthy living strategies into their lives. Jessica is a runner and a triathlete, a Disney fan, enjoys the outdoors and loves to travel.
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