When you live in a larger body… diet culture shows up almost every minute of every day and dealing with it can be exhausting, stressful and isolating.
You often feel you are alone on this journey because life brings folks in larger bodies challenges every day…
Whether you are at the grocery store, going to work, dating, or even enjoying a yoga class the messages are always there.
Messages from our friends, family, co-workers, and even our healthcare providers.
Messages that can be harmful.
It then becomes more of a challenge to honor and respect your body. More exhausting, stressful, and isolating.
But there is a way to find peace with food and your body image.
One of the best ways to challenge and navigate harmful messaging that affects our lives is to find a space and group to support and lift up one another.
Something we have learned from our years of working with clients is that higher weight individuals need spaces where they can be in the company of people who relate to them.
At Marci RD Nutrition, we offer a group support program that does this very thing…
This group is a space for all genders and identities of folks who identify as living in a larger body, to come together and support each other on the following topics:
- how anti-fatness and thin-supremacy have impacted them and their relationship with food and their bodies,
- how to challenge and navigate harmful messaging related to their bodies both in personal, professional, and patient-provider relationships,
- how to honor and respect your body even when you don’t like it,
- and how to find peace with food when society is telling you how, when, and what you should eat.
Our group helps folks learn to live their best life knowing how to manage Food and Body Image in the Real World. To reduce the stress of living with diet culture and to give you a group of peers on the same journey as you.
Our next Food and Body Image in the Real World group starts on April 18, 2023, and runs for 6 weeks.
(Note: This is an in-person group and for folks 18 years and older.)
It is encouraged, when joining, for you to have an outpatient provider (therapist/dietitian) that you are actively seeing. The intention is that the group can bring up many emotions, thoughts, feelings for individuals and having another outlet to process is necessary.
These groups are led by Registered Dietitian, Christine Laker, who identifies as living in a larger body herself.
Christine’s approach to nutrition counseling is centered around a weight-neutral, Health at Every Size (HAES™) perspective.
She devotes her practice to fostering a guilt-free relationship with food, body, and movement. Christine specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, and intuitive eating with clients of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.
We do limit these virtual groups to a maximum of 7 participants to ensure everyone receives an equal opportunity to share experiences and receive the adequate support they need to learn these new skills.
Our group programs are not covered by insurance.
More details on the group program are below:
FEE: $400 or 2 payments of $215
MEETING TIMES: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
DATES: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23
LOCATION: In-person (22 Hilliard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)