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Intuitive Eating Group Starting August 7th

Amy Gardner / July 11, 2024

Does this sound familiar?  You…

Avoid social situations involving food.
Eat ‘too much’ and then feel guilty… or distracted by your fullness.
Feel out of control at events where endless quantities of food are available.
Are sick and tired of going on and off diets.
Often feel guilty about what you’ve eaten.
Don’t have a clear sense of when you’re hungry or what to eat when you are.
Want thoughts about food to take up less space in your brain… and in your life.
Would like to enjoy food without guilt.
Feel disorganized and out of control with food but you don’t know how to fix it.

If any of these statements ring true, Intuitive Eating could be a good fit for you!  Dieting is life-sucking and frustrating. It wears you down. It consumes A LOT of mental and physical energy.  Maybe you believe it’s your fault that past diets haven’t worked – that it’s simply your lack of will power or some character flaw.  This is exactly what diet culture wants you to think… and how the diet industry rakes in $72 billion/year.


Countering diet culture can feel like swimming upstream in whitewater rapids. It’s even harder to do it alone.  If you’re considering opting out of diet culture or early in your journey to opting out, group support can be very helpful.

Intuitive Eating offers an alternative, a completely different way of looking at food. The ten principles of intuitive eating offer a road map to move away from dieting and finally feel peace in your relationship with food.

This is HARD work.  Doing it with others helps.  Which is why we’re offering this group.  This is our second time offering this group and we received some great feedback from participants of the first group.  Here’s what a couple people shared:

“Sam and Laura were amazing, I learned so much from this group and it completely changed how I look at food!” – AR, group participant

“This group is exactly what I needed and I really enjoyed all the discussion, being able to go out and apply the principles in the real world and then talk about it.  I also liked that we had an opportunity to eat together.” – JO, group participant

If this is work you’re interested in doing along with other adults in the same place as you, Laura and Sam invite you to join their group starting August 7th.  The group will offer guidance and education on Intuitive Eating principles, a safe space for processing and support and experiential opportunities (i.e. eating together, movement).

This group is for any adult age 30 and over who is ready to do some work on their relationship with food.  Individuals in eating disorder recovery are welcome provided they are at a stable point and open to this work.

This group is for you IF YOU:

1. Don’t trust your body to guide your food choices
2. Feel defeated over past failed diets/plans
3. Experience shame or guilt around food
4. Feel out of control with food
5. Are uncomfortable in situations around food
6. Have discomfort (physical/emotional) with your body
7. Feel isolated in your intuitive eating journey
8. Limit activities/ put life off because of your body
9. Feel preoccupied with food, weight and diet
10. Are over diets and done feeling this way!

If this sounds like a fit for you, complete the form below and Laura or Sam will reach out!

Apply HERE.


Day/ Time:  Wednesday Evenings 7-8:30PM
Dates: (6 Groups) 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11 (we can be flexible with dates with group concensus)
Facilitators:  Laura Foresta, RD, LDN & Sam Millette, LICSW
Cost: $390 ($65/group – full or multiple payment options, equity pricing available)
Who:  Adults of all genders ages 30+

About the Facilitators


Laura Foresta, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian with over 30 years of experience helping individuals heal their relationships with food and facilitating groups.  Laura grew up in an Italian American family where food was the focus of every gathering. Laura’s dirty little secret is she was a dietitian who couldn’t cook for many years. She has since learned to embrace her inner chef.  From her own experience, she knows it’s never too late to learn to prepare nourishing foods that taste delicious. She enjoys helping individuals find joy and freedom in their eating while exploring new foods and recipes.


Samantha Millette, LICSW is a social worker with extensive experience with eating disorders and disordered eating.  She’s led many groups in her time working at residential eating disorder programs.  Samantha is particularly drawn to the multi-disciplinary approach and passionate about helping her clients heal their relationship with food, body and selves.  As a fat provider, she hopes to provide space for clients to explore the impact of fat-phobia and diet culture messaging on self-worth and the role they play in an individual’s relationship with food and their body.

Will you join us? Apply HERE.