REDISCOVER YOUR FOOD AND BODY
Are you drained from always thinking about food?
Are you discouraged with yo-yo weight patterns?
I want you to know:
your body and food are on your side.
You are naturally designed to know what you need
to optimize your overall wellbeing!
SO WHY DO WE STRUGGLE SO MUCH?
Our weight/diet-obsessed culture, and, shifting food fads have stolen our self-trust. We no longer know what to eat, what to do with cravings, or how to determine what is even healthy.
We just keep trying harder. Research is clear that the process of restricting food (aka dieting) is unsustainable, your body and mind are designed to resist food deprivation in order to survive. If diets “worked," you would never have to go on another one again. There is no lack of willpower, it's NOT your fault. You did not fail — diets fail you.
Other factors contribute to our struggles with food and body. Some are within our control, like certain food patterns and behaviors. Others are out of our hands, such as our genetics, socioeconomic factors, illnesses and more.
Yet, there is a way forward! We all can give our bodies the care they deserve, no matter their size, shape or state of health. Through a non-diet lens and the process of intuitive and mindful eating, you can end the internal conflict and make peace around food, body, and weight.
Hi and Welcome!
I AM SILVINA COX, MPH, RDN
As a registered Dietitian, Nutritionist I specialize in guiding individuals like you to develop healthy and natural eating skills. My clients learn to:
- hear and trust their body cues
- address food cravings and emotional eating
- resolve nutrition confusion
- find a healthy and satisfying way to eat
I bring over 25 years of experience, thousands of clients and extensive training to support you in achieving sustainable healthy change.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT MY APPROACH?
TAPPING INTO THE SCIENCE OF BODY PHYSIOLOGY
Hunger is not just an empty stomach. Hunger, feeling satisfied and weight balance are guided by a complex interaction of hormones and metabolic processes, further influenced by your thoughts and emotions. My approach reveals how dieting and unbalanced eating distort these biological systems…and how you can understand and recognize body cues to work for you easily and naturally.
ACTIVATING YOUR INNER KNOWING SKILLS
Diets fail partly because they teach you to ignore and devalue your body. By applying mindful and intuitive eating methods, you re-attune to your body’s true needs, while unpacking the emotional, habitual and lifestyle reasons for your eating behaviors. As you regain confidence in eating and trust in your body, you naturally move toward your healthy weight.
LIFESTYLE COACHING GUIDANCE
Your body knows the way to health, but a lifetime of harmful messages and ineffective behaviors may have taken you down the wrong path. I can help guide you back to true health and peace of mind by debunking the diet mentality and nutrition hype. I offer you sound nutrition education, and a host of strategies and tools that will support long-term health-promoting behaviors, leading to flexible, balanced eating, movement, and true self-care.
WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
Professional, Oxnard, CA
I have been seeing Silvina for many years for different issues I have struggled with. Weight has always been an issue for me, even after having Gastric Bypass surgery 18 years ago. Silvina introduced me to Intuitive Eating and it changed my life and my relationship with food. I no longer diet or obsess about food. I am at a lower weight today than I even was after my surgery and feel so much healthier.
She also helped me learn ways to reduce my stress level and better deal with my situation. Silvina is thoughtful, caring and kind and an extremely knowledgeable, professional.
I am forever grateful to Silvina!
Wife and Mother, Agoura Hills, CA
Working with Silvina has changed my life. In my mid-forties and having dieted since age twelve, I was searching for a different approach to help me with my weight concerns. Fortunately, I was drawn to Silvina and her use of the method “Intuitive Eating.” Silvina has since helped me see how dieting and restricting food intake has led to an over-focus on food and caused weight gain, rather than weight loss. She has helped me regulate my eating, learn new behaviors to identify “diet mentality,” and refocus my weight concerns onto well-being. This approach has been extremely effective for me and I attribute my success to Silvina. She is compassionate, understanding, and above all, amazingly adept at healing long-held beliefs related to eating and weight. Silvina’s non-judgmental attitude creates a safe environment to explore weight concerns and disordered eating, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Patricia, Oxnard, CA
Silvina is instrumental in helping me with my blood sugar control in a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental way. She has taught me to trust my instincts and not to make decisions based on fear. She has been the key to my success in my health.
Husband and Retired, Oxnard, CA
For two years I had abdominal pain. I was sent to different medical specialists and had numerous tests. The doctors could not diagnose my problem. My wife suggested I see Silvina. It’s the best thing I did! Silvina suggested I see my doctor and request a specific test. The doctor was then able to diagnose my problem and prescribed short term medication. Thank you, Silvina!
YOUR FOOD AND BODY
If you are done with yo-yo dieting and chaotic eating, guilt, and body shame, this will work for you — your body has been patiently waiting.
It can be hard to make the leap toward eating intuitively and trusting yourself in this process. Yet know that the benefits profound are so worth it!
I offer personalized one-on-one nutrition counseling in my Thousand Oaks, CA, office or online virtual coaching. We’ll evaluate your food and lifestyle patterns, pinpoint your challenges and goals, and collaborate to build healthy new lifelong habits, and self-care behaviors.
If you’d prefer to explore on your own, I offer a comprehensive self-guided course that includes the best of my 25 years.
Whether we meet face-to-face, or through my self-guided course, at the end of our time together, you will have a whole new way of interacting with food and your body, one that works for you — in body, in your mind and in your life. Ready to get started?