About Audrey Zona
I hope that sharing my story with you will spark the same kind of excitement about healthy living that it did for me! I wasn’t always good at integrating healthy choices into my life. From a very early age, I was overweight. At ten years old I attended my first diet camp, “fat camp as it was negatively referred to.” I spent the following three summers at camp, losing weight and learning how to make healthy decisions. It wasn’t until my last summer that something clicked. Of course, losing weight felt good, but I fell in love with the whole process. The combination of clean eating and exercise made me feel alive. I became empowered with the knowledge that I could change my own life.
As an adult, my passion for the healthy body/healthy mind connection never waned. But then 15 years ago, when my son Zack was experiencing learning issues, my appreciation for what diet can do for a mind and body grew even further. Motherhood and the act of nourishing my children further fueled my passion for clean, safe and healthy eating. I began to research all the negative effects that processed foods, GMOs, gluten, and sugar have on our bodies. Together with a functional medicine doctor, I changed Zack’s diet and began to see significant results in his attitude and productivity at school.
My enthusiasm and belief in the healing qualities of a wholesome diet have translated into my passion for teaching and sharing what I know with others. I enrolled in the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to further my education on the emotional connection to food in the hopes to help others like me transform their lives. Together we can help you to reap the amazing rewards of a brighter, more vibrant future! Here’s to you and your health!
Offering a fresh way of living that truly leaves you nourished and fulfilled
- The Best Tools For Working With Emotional Eating.
- Hidden Contributors To Weight Gain
- The Unseen Connection Between Metabolism And Emotion
- The Ability to Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Metabolism
- Powerful Strategies For A Positive Body Image
- Exercises For Healing Your Relationship With Food
My training was with The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology, where I received my certification as an Eating Psychology Coach. Learning cutting-edge tools and protocols enables me to work with weight issues, body image challenges, overeating, binge eating, and a variety of nutrition related health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity, and others. My work combines the powerful new fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition.
Eating Psychology Coaching is an exciting and cutting edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and various nutrition related health concerns. As an Eating Psychology Coach, my approach is positive and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you” – but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight and health. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. As an Eating Psychology Coach, I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.
For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology. By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts”, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. In my training at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I’ve learned to help clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish, but through strategies that nourish.
Dynamic Eating Psychology is an important new field originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It’s a positive, empowering and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight and health not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Psychology though, is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. And it recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more. Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach.
Mind-Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. Originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, it goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behavior. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.