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Trust Your Body Ditch the Rules Eat Intuitively

Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Inclusive, non-judgemental, non-diet nutrition care for those who want to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health and find peace with food. 

Learn To Trust Your Body

Trust Your Body Ditch the Rules Eat Intuitively

Registered Dietitian & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Inclusive, non-judgemental, non-diet nutrition services for those who want to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health and find peace with food. 

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If you want nutrition solutions without the doubt, overwhelm, and fear that diet culture gives you, you’re in the right place.

Nutrition Counseling For

Eating Disorders

Unfortunately, disordered eating incredibly common and can be overwhelming. We’ll work on getting you adequately nourished, stabilizing your eating habits, and calming your anxiety about food, eating, and your body so you can work toward trusting yourself with food. This is deep, highly rewarding work. I am HAES-aligned. 

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating is a self-care framework, not a set of rules to follow. If you’ve been losing and gaining the same weight year after year and feel like you don’t know what to eat anymore, intuitive eating can help. No matter what nutrition solutions we’re working on, body image is central to the converations. You’ll learn to listen to your hunger, fullness, and satisfaction, instead of all the useless rules in your head.

Body Image

No matter what nutrition solutions we’re working on, body image is central to the converations. Our relationships with food are hard to budge if we’re not taking a look at how you feel about your body and what beliefs those feelings stem from. I do not shy away from hard conversations and lovingly nudge my clients to do the same.

Fertility & Hormone Nutrition

Many women receive unhelpful and ineffective ‘solutions’ for fertility, period issues like PCOS, and perinatal nutrition and body image concerns. If you have a disordered eating history, this can be especially murky. We’ll build strong, nurturing nutrition habits, while working to heal – or maintain – your relationship with food and your body. Supplement protocols and meal planning are also used when appropriate.

Compassionate Care For Chronic Health Conditions

Managing a health condition with intention can feel tricky if your relationship with food is out of wack. We’ll bring in gentle nutrition while keeping your relationship with food front and center. I am experienced helping people with nutrition for diabetes, “prediabetes”, PCOS, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, and more. Together, we’ll build goals and habits that honor your physical, mental, and emotional health, while working to reduce any self-blame or shame surrounding your health condition.

Ways To Work With Me

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Work With Me 1-1

Non-diet nutrition counseling to help you make sustainable food choices and get back your life. We’ll work from where you’re at to make sure you’re nurturing yourself effectively and calmly and caring for your perfectly imperfect body.

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Love Food Again

This intimate group coaching experience will walk you through everything you need to go from dysfunctional to calm with food.  Mindset, emotions, intuitive eating, exercise, and body image are thoroughly explored. The power of community cannot be denied. 

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Intuitive Eating Mini Course

This 5-day mini audio course gives you step-by-step instructions and support on getting started (or getting a new perspective) on intuitive eating. You’ll learn 5 core tenents and have audio and written instruction for each. 

Book a discovery call to get clear on your path to peace and freedom with food.

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Your body is not the enemy.

If a tumultuous relationship with food and your body is keeping you from nourishing yourself well and without self-blame and rigidity, you may have some healing to do. Not fixing – healing.

In our society, we are often taught the size and shape of our body is the most important thing about us. This can cause disconnection and disorder, not to mention mental and emotional pain.

Reconnecting with the internal wisdom of your body can provide you with a smooth and loving way of nourishing yourself. You can unlearn the self-criticism and  “I should lose weight” in your head, on repeat.

Build confidence and trust in yourself to make food decisions that honor your health, your body, and your palate.

A non-diet, healing approach to food understands that no two bodies are alike. 

If food feels angsty, there is something going on. We’ll work to address the source and build nutrition and self-care solutions.

Addressing the system that creates dysfunction is essential for healing and for building habits of self-care and self-love.  Once you understand this, you can rebuild the way you think and act with food, movement, and self-care. You’ll use rational and logical approaches to eating so you feel balanced, in control, and normal. And are still enjoying your food – maybe more than ever. 

No matter what your health situation, changing your eating habits doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Our society’s cultural beliefs around healthy food and healthy bodies – if left unexamined, are informing your choices. 

This is especially true for women.

We can unpack that.

Emily Van Eck, a nutritionist in Austin, sitting in a chair. She is wearing a black jumper.

Hi, there.

I’m Emily

I’m a non-diet and weight-inclusive intuitive eating dietitian, body image healer, and nutritionist based in Austin. I’m HAES-aligned, trauma-informed, and have a strong feminist lens. I help women+ (men, trans, and non-binary people too!) find balance with food, movement, and self-care and figure out what health means to them. 

My Process

We’ll work from where you’re at to improve your health and help you like (and maybe even love) eating again.

1. Book A Discovery Call

If you might want to work together, let’s chat and get to know each other a little. Set up a time that works for you in my online scheduler. If you don’t see any times that work for you or if you’d rather write to me to find out more before you book a discovery call, email me and we’ll go from there.

2. Choose A Plan

During the discovery call (or via email) we’ll talk about what’s going on for you with food, health, and your body image. I’ll try and understand more about you and your goals. Based on what you’re dealing with mentally and physically, and what type of format you work best in, we’ll decide together if individual work or my group program would be best. We’ll also talk about payment options and scheduling logistics.

3. Our Work Together

If you’re coming to me to heal your relationship with food or to find non-diet approaches to ongoing health issues, I usually suggest a 6-month committment to start, touching base weekly or biweekly. I typically see people for 6 months – 1 year, sometimes longer. Real solutions take time and committment. But everyone is unique and some people just need a few sessions to get what they need.

4. Fly Off On Your Own

Often this type of healing work takes time and practice. It’s not a one-and-done type of deal. Once the core of the food and body work can come to a natural end, we’ll come up with a plan to teeter off of our work and for you to continue practicing your new tools on your own.

build confidence with food and trust in your body.

What Clients Are Saying

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Sydney Scott

“With PCOS, I would get the advice “Just lose weight”, and I knew that was not the answer I was looking for. Emily is non-judgemental and empathetic, which helped me unpack the weight bias I’ve experienced and my beliefs about food and my body. To put it best, working with Emily has transformed my relationship with food. I’ve healed major anxieties around food and learned how to fuel and energize my body in a way that supports my lifestyle and health. I enjoy food again and am way less stressed about it. I wish everyone I knew could work with Emily.”

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Roslyn Dubberstein

“My relationship to food has completely transformed. I used to constantly feel I had to make “better” choices. Now, I check in with myself and am more attuned to my needs. I am still learning about my body’s cues every day, but by giving myself the freedom to explore food without restriction, I no longer feel an urgency to eat certain foods and then “start over” the next day. It’s been really cool to allow myself to ENJOY the food! Emily’s support, compassion, and ability to listen, combined with expertise made a huge difference.”

Have Questions?

Things You Might Want To Know

What conditions does your approach work with?

I am trained in helping people with many health concers including disordered eating, chronic dieting, eating disordres, PCOS, diabetes and prediabetes, cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol, fibroids, child feeding, and fertility concerns. 

What is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating is an eating and self-care framework that provides structure and 10 steps to heal your relationship with food. It can help you attune to your body and understand your hunger, fullness, satisfaction, and your emotional relationship with and provide clear steps to improve these things. I use this approach inside my group program and with most (but not all) of my individual clients. 

Do you work with people who have a goal of weight loss?
I certainly do not screen people out who desire weight loss – most people do! But I am clear that I do not promote or promise weight loss as a result of our working together. Part of the work that we could do together would be around discussing your weight, what has contributed to it, how you feel about it, and how you can build lasting food and self-care habits to take excellent care of yourself – no matter your size.
Our body weight is anything but simple and since food restriction often keeps people stuck in harmful cycles with disordered eating and weight loss/regain, it’s often important to put weight loss on the back burner for a while.
Will I gain weight working with you?

There is so simple answer to this question. I don’t see a lot of people gain weight while healing their relationship with food, but some do. If your weight is suppressed now because of an eating disorder or disordered eating, then yes, it might go up as you heal. 

I don't live in Texas or Louisiana. Can I work with you?

Virtual nutrition and Intuitive Eating coaching is available to anyone internationally. Since I see all of my clients via a safe, easy to use telehelath platform, we can find sessions that fit your schedule. 

What does a non-diet approach to hormone health involve?

If you are coming to me with PCOS, Hashimoto’s, another hormone condition, or even IBS and also with a disordered eating history, we’ll use a combined approach. Because stress, chronic dieting, and disordered eating can significantly effect our hormones, they need to be considered in any full approach to hormone health. I’ll look at the full picture and then we’ll come up with a path to address the whole you – mind and body.

In order to make nutritional tweaks to support your hormone health, your relationship with food needs to be addressed first.

Do you offer sliding scale?

I strive to make my services accessible to marginalized communities, especially those in larger bodies from transgender, non-binary, or racial/ethnic underrecognized communities. I offer sliding scale fees based on your income and give priority booking to clients from these underserved groups. Please inquire about my sliding scale rates and let me know if you identify with any of these communities.

How do your services integrate with my current healthcare plan?

I love to collaborate on care. I can look at your lab work, discuss the care you are receiving from you doctor, help guide you toward a new or different doctor, and collaborate with other practitioners. If you are seeing me for an eating disorder or body image, I would love to connect with your therapist.


What is your cancellation policy?

I have a 48-hour cancellation policy, whether you’re using insurance or not.

What can I expect from my first session?

Our first session is a thorough review of your health, relationship with food, past with dieting and eating, and current life. I want to get a full picture of what has brought you here, and brought you to this point. It will feel like a conversation, rather than me telling you what to do. At the end of the first session, I’ll do my best to tell you what I think our work will look like, but sometimes things evolve in time. Often, clients tell me our sessions feel like food therapy. 

I have another question.

Please, reach out to me! You can email me at emily@emilyvaneck.com or get in touch on instagram at @emily.nutrition

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When you’re nourished, thriving, and boldly claiming what you need, everyone wins.

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