I'm Jennifer Brown, a registered dietitian and advocate for changing the narrative about how we understand, talk and think about weight science. I struggled for years trying to support clients that were obsessed with losing weight, blaming themselves for not eating 'the-right-foods', and constantly looking for diets or ways to keep the weight off. I've spent over 15 years exploring the complexity of weight and appetite regulation to help clients understand the science behind weight changes and eating behaviours. I found that when clients understand 'the WHY' behind weight science, they stop blaming themselves and can focus on health outcomes and behaviours that move beyond weight-specific goals.
Physiology behind weight and appetite
Impact of weight stigma and discrimination
How dieting or weight cycling affects the body
Appetite hormones: ghrelin, leptin, GLP-1, PPY, CCK, insulin, etc.
Centres of the brain the control weight and eating behaviours
How to stop using the scale or weight goals
By translating the science of weight in a way that clients can understand HOW and WHY the body work, I've found that clients were empowered to focus on outcomes beyond weight loss or weight numbers.
As a busy healthcare provider, you may not have the time, energy or interest to review all the science and up-to-date information that has changed how we understand and view weight or health. That's why I created "Health not Weight"; a program that not only provides you with the information about weight science, but HOW to use it in one-to-one or group sessions with your clients. I'll walk you through all the evidence, controversies, resources and most importantly, step-by-step tools you can use with clients to support their journey and goals.