for people in all bodies
At Food Wonderful, we believe that people of all body sizes deserve meaningful, non-stigmatizing care. We offer an anti-diet, HAES® aligned approach for the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and chronic disease.
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You deserve full recovery. Food Wonderful can help.
Eating disorders are complex medical and mental health illnesses that steal your joy, disrupt your relationships, and interfere with every aspect of daily life. But there is always hope, always a path forward. Your dietitian will work closely with your care team to assist in nutrition management while supporting you in making sustainable behavior change.
Food Wonderful dietitians have advanced training in the management of
Anorexia nervosa (restricting and purging subtypes)
Bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia nervosa, ARFID
Subclinical disordered eating, EDNOS, or suspected ED without diagnosis
Intuitive eating is an evidence-based nutrition protocol based on ten principles designed to quiet the diet voice, foster health behaviors, and strengthen the mind-body connection.
At Food Wonderful, our non-diet framework includes elements of intuitive eating as well as mindfulness and behavior change strategies. Unlike traditional diets, a non-diet approach does not rely on restriction to guide eating and will not include calorie or macro counting or limit any foods or food groups. Instead, non-diet nutrition and intuitive eating empower you to recognize and honor your own internal hunger, fullness, and satiety cues.
A highly specialized service, Medical Nutrition Therapy is meant to address a specific medical diagnosis. At your request, your Food Wonderful dietitian can work with your doctor or interdisciplinary team to develop a plan of care that meets your needs and is realistic for your lifestyle.
Weight neutral nutrition therapy is appropriate for the management of:
Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, and PCOS
Heart Disease, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol
Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders
What are sessions like exactly?
Sessions are 50 minutes completed in-person or virtually. Each session is individualized based on your needs. We’ll spend lots of time discussing the foods you’re currently eating and adjustments that may be beneficial. We may also talk through your past diet and weight loss history, body image, and self-care. If emotional eating is a concern, we’ll work on identifying triggers and developing alternative coping strategies.
How often will we meet?
We'll typically meet weekly or bi-weekly to start. This frequency allows your dietitian to complete a thorough assessment to fully understand your history and current challenges. Meeting regularly also benefits you, the client, as it helps you prioritize meaningful change and keep nutrition top of mind. Overtime, we may begin to space out sessions as you feel more confident in your nutrition plan.
How many sessions do I need?
The answer varies from client to client, but we typically work with clients for several months. Think of nutrition counseling like any other therapeutic relationship – it’s a long-term commitment.
What patient populations do you work with?
We work with adolescents and adults of all genders and keep inclusivity and accessibility at the core of our practice values. We are LGBTQ+ affirming, anti-racist, and fat positive.
Do you take insurance? What is your rate?
Our dietitians are in network with BCBS PPO plans. Nutrition counseling is usually covered however it’s worth verifying your benefits as coverage differs from plan to plan. Our cash rate is $150 per 50-minute session with a sliding scale available on a case by case basis.
I don't live in Illinois, can we still work together?
We accept clients residing in the following midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Not in one of these states? Don't stress! We can provide a referral for a practitioner licensed in your location.