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ekaterina choukel

nutritionist | #SUGARADDICTION

I’ve never been told that going on a diet was a programmed failure. I’ve never been told that if I couldn’t lose weight, it wasn’t because I was weak or it wasn’t my fault or that my brain was actually chemically altered by my sugar consumption. Even when I lost everything, I struggled to accept the addiction. But most importantly, I have never learned to ask for help.

For some, it’s chocolate, for others, it’s bread. “Control yourself” seems to be the mantra today. “Eat a little bit of everyting”. But that is precisely the problem. Once the taste of our “favorite” food is on our tongue, it’s a disaster. We no longer have control and we can’t stop.

You might think that you lack motivation or willpower when you give up after a diet. Most importantly, don’t blame yourself. Indeed, it is now well known that processed foods activate reward circuits in the brain. Indeed, they provide feelings of calmness and euphoria. On a neurobiological level, sugar follows the same mechanisms as all forms of drugs: nicotine, alcohol…

Surely, it is not a sign of lack of willpower or weakness to not be able to control yourself. In fact, processed food has become a socially acceptable drug. And you’ve fallen into the trap.

Food addiction is characterized by a loss of control over certain foods, emotional dependence and negative consequences in major areas of life, such as health, work, relationships and spiritual development.

Healing is subtle because we can’t completely stop eating. Hopefully, it is entirely possible to overcome it. Your life is ahead of you! You undoubtedly have a unique personality and skills to offer. I want you to be capable of giving the best of yourself, as well as receiving the best that life has to offer. Therefore, you have the choice to give yourself a chance for healing.

I am a certified nutritionist. In truth, I don’t have a magic wand solution or diet to offer you. We walk together this path of recovery, a fanstastic experience of freedom, peace and empowerment.

Every day is an opportunity for change.

My Philosophy

My approach revolves around understanding your individual needs and challenges, tailoring  strategies to suit your lifestyle and preferences. I particularly focus on sustainable changes rather than quick fixes, aiming for long-term health and well-being.

Through personalized guidance and support, we work together to empower you to make nourishing choices that align with your goals and values. Together, we navigate the journey towards a healthier, happier you.

Getting rid of the dieting mindset
Rediscovering a peaceful relationship with food
No longer craving processed foods, but craving life
Achieving your ideal weight and maintaining it

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.

Plato

training

SUGAR® Sugar Use General Assessment Recording (ongoing) – Bitten’s addiction
The first and only diagnostic instrument specifically dedicated to assessing addiction/pathological use of sugar, carbohydrates (such as flour) and other processed foods

Holistic Medicine for Addiction® (HMA®) (ongoing) – Bitten’s addiction
Nutrition for addictive brain (LCHF/ keto), adaptation of food plans, relapse prevention, de-shaming, solution oriented

Addictive eating – Nutrition Network
Identification, Management & Treatment of Processed Food Addiction

Nutritionist – TCMA, Thérapie Complémentaire et Médecine Alternative, Geneva

Family/ Parent coach – HappyFamilies, Institut de Coaching Familial, Geneva
Solution-oriented method