Hi, I’m Eva!
I am a Registered Dietitian that is passionate about helping people stop dieting and start living! I believe in providing compassionate care to clients through a Weight Inclusive approach, utilizing the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES).
This means, I see you as a whole person – not just a body size that should be changed.
I’ve seen first hand the damage dieting does to self esteem, mental health, and overall health and knew there had to be another way…and there is!
Prior to becoming a dietitian, I was there too…poor body image, disordered eating, and non-stop thoughts about how to control and manipulate my body. Then I decided to become a dietitian – yay for more rules around food!
In the years since becoming a dietitian, my philosophy and my own relationship with food has changed.
After a few years of using the standard weight management approach, I was seeing more and more how ineffective this was. I saw how my patients and clients continued to blame themselves & feel immense guilt for regaining any weight lost. I saw how their self esteem and body image worsened. I remember a client once telling me, after speaking with her doctor about her weight, “fat people already feel bad about ourselves, we don’t need someone else to make us feel worse” and that is when I knew I needed to make a change.
In my practice, you will find an approach that is based on compassion and understanding – I get why you want to diet and lose weight.
Our culture is obsessed with thin bodies, and controlling our food intake and the false idea that being thinner = healthier.
The facts are there that over 90% of dieters will regain any weight lost during a diet, with 2/3 of those people, gaining more weight. So not only do diets not work, but they leave you feeling like its YOUR fault. It’s not.
I also see the damage that weight stigma, or weight-based discrimination, has on those in larger bodies – which research shows contributes to poorer health outcomes.
More and more, research shows us that pursuing intentional weight loss (also known as dieting!) increases risks for disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, depression, poor self esteem, and more.
So to me – the evidence is clear.
I want to do better as a clinician and be better, and I hope I can help you too!
So if any of this resonates with you, and you want to never say diet again:
Eva Haldis is a Registered Dietitian based in the Philadelphia Area with expertise in Intuitive Eating, Disordered Eating and Body Image Healing. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Sociology from Temple University. Quickly realizing her love of nutrition, she went on to pursue her passion, receiving her Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from Drexel University. She previously worked as a Clinical Dietitian. Most recently, she works as a Campus Dietitian in Philadelphia.
She is the founder and blogger behind Love&Grub, a recipe blog started in 2013, devoted to spreading love through food. Her skills include webpage design, recipe development and professional food photography.