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Hi I'm Tanya, Nutrition + Wellness Coach.

Far too many of us are at war with food and our bodies and struggle to create a self-care routine that’s sustainable.

Online nutrition coach Tanya Mark smiles while wearing a gray colored tank top.

How It Started

For over 20 years, I’ve studied and worked in wellness – as a former massage therapist, fitness professional, and nutrition therapy practitioner.

Frustrated with the frustration of clients who “did all the right things” (or tried to!) but still weren’t feeling good about their eating behaviors, their bodies, their whole selves, I looked for another way. (And personally, I was learning that trying to be a “perfect” eater was just plain exhausting not only for myself but for those around me.)

After nutrition school, I obsessed over food and my body — only eating foods that one considers “healthy.” There’s a term for this called “orthorexia.” While not an official eating disorder, I learned that it was disordered eating. Food was about nutrients, not nourishment. I spent an incredible amount of energy focusing on eating and exercising “perfectly.” I was supposed to set a good example, right?

Tanya Mark walking through the snow wearing a red coat while smiling at her dog.

How It Changed

But after years of practicing as an “eat this, not that” nutrition professional, I felt out of integrity with the “do no harm” oath to help clients with their health and well-being. It broke my heart to see how many tears were shed over body dissatisfaction. It bummed me out when clients felt like they had to hide from me in the grocery store or at restaurants – stressed and feeling guilty about “bad” food in their shopping cart or an “indulgent” meal on their plate.

Thankfully, through further study in Eating Psychology, Intuitive Eating, The Body Positive, and PN Master Level II Health Coaching, I discovered a personalized and thoughtful approach to healthy eating and wellness that considers the multi-dimensional thriving of you as a whole person in your whole life to transform not just your nutrition and/or your body image but your whole health.

I learned the power of letting go of diet culture’s perfectionist approach to eating — dieting, deprivation, calorie counting, restrictive meal plans, and more and more punishing exercise, and its false portrayal of wellness as one “ideal” body size or number on the scale.

I’ve become a relaxed, aware, and pleasurable eater and I’ve ditched feeling like my body is a never-ending “problem” that needs “controlling” (sigh). I practice self-care that aligns with my personal values, identity, and goals.

Tanya Mark sitting in the lotus position while holding a smoothie.
Tanya Mark drinking from a coffee mug that reads LoveLove.

We'll Do ItTogether

Together, we’ll collaborate to create a thoughtful and personalized plan to ditch the diet and negative body talk and prioritize time in your daily schedule for self-care that supports not just your nutrition but your whole health — so that ultimately, you can feel and be the best version of your unique self.

-Tanya

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