I strongly believe in the power of two things:
- Peanut butter & jelly.
- Intuitive Eating.
Number one is self-explanatory–though if you continue to follow along, you’ll undoubtedly hear a lot more about it. This brings me to number two. Intuitive Eating has caught a lot of attention in the media recently, but let’s talk about what it means for you.
What is Intuitive Eating?
Really, if we didn’t live in diet culture, intuitive eating would just be called eating. Simple as that. It’s a non-numbers, non-weight focused approach to health that will allow you to heal the negative physical, mental, and emotional effects of chronic dieting and restriction. It will help you regain confidence in the ability to listen to (and trust) your body’s innate hunger + fullness cues. It will help you understand that food is fuel for the physical body, but it’s also so much more than that.
Here’s the thing: you were born an intuitive eater. We all were! As a baby, you knew how to eat and didn’t need to think twice about it. You haven’t lost that ability, but years of being exposed to dieting messages that say “eat this, not that” or “you have to track your macros to be healthy” can really convince you otherwise.
So I’m here to help you unlearn all of the negativity, restriction, and rules around food so that you can relearn how to find peace, satisfaction, and enjoyment with food. Because really, you were meant to do way more with your one precious life than report to the scale every morning and stress out over food.
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Becoming Yours Chewly
Now, allow me to welcome you to Yours Chewly–my brand and intuitive eating coaching business with an intentionally punny title that serves to tell you three important things about myself: my name is Claire Chewning, I’m a Registered Dietitian (& yoga teacher!), and I value a well-timed pun more than I should probably admit.
I grew up as an only child (unless you count my cat) in the mountains of southern Virginia, and took an interest in food at a very young age. I owe this interest that transformed into a passion-focused career largely to the influence of my dad, who always had the time and patience to allow me to cook alongside him–even when I was barely tall enough to peer over the counter. Because of his early influence, I not only have the ability to cook intuitively, but I was lucky enough to discover the thing I feel like I was made to do at such a young age. For this direction, clarity, and purpose I am forever grateful. Don’t worry, I’ve learned just as much from my equally incredible mom–but she has always been the master baker in our family, and baking just has too many rules for me.
I graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Dietetics in May 2017 and completed my dietetic internship at The Ohio State University in May 2018. Throughout my 1,250 hours of supervised practice, I tested the waters of public health nutrition, inpatient and outpatient medical nutrition therapy, sports nutrition, and foodservice management.
I’ve now owned and operated Yours Chewly Nutrition, LLC. for over a year and find so much joy in helping my clients recover from years of dieting and disordered eating to reclaim an easeful, happy, and chewly healthy relationship with food, movement, and their bodies.
Where else do I hang out?
Honestly, the local Trader Joe’s. But if you’re looking to hang with Yours Chewly from the comfort of your own home, you can always find me on Instagram, in our private Facebook community, The Yours Chewly Goal Slayers, or on The Yours Chewly Podcast. Talk soon!
P.S. I’d love to hear from you! Click here to drop by my inbox and say hello! (Or tell me your thoughts on PB&J. That works too…)