We want to help you create a better life, not just tell you what to eat.
As a concierge, mindfulness-based practice we want to really understand you, your values, and what you care deeply about changing in your life. We want to understand the barriers and help you find focus, commitment, and motivation to set your path and move forward. It’s like you’re driving the car, controlling the gas and the brakes, and we’re on the ride, helping with direction and keeping us on the road, but YOU ARE IN CHARGE.
Family and Partner Focused
We usually see individual clients and at the same time we understand how vital it is to have good “non-professional” support in your circle, basically your family, partner, friends or anyone you trust to be part of your success. We will hold time, including on weekends, to make room for group, partner, and family sessions as needed to create a “container” for helpful conversations and decision-making.
Extensive Care Provider Network
We take pride in being “the best” in D.C. in nutrition, exercise, and well-being goals, but we can’t (and don’t try to) do it all. So we seek out the best practitioners for referrals. If you come to us first, we’ll help set you up with any other resources you may need. And if you were referred to us, well, then you know that others trust our approach to create lasting, positive changes.
Weight Inclusive to Enhance Well-Being (Even if you want to lose weight)
We value diversity and inclusivity. We are proudly weight inclusive in our practice. Meaning that we don’t judge a person based on size, shape, or appearance. We can’t tell anything about your health by looking at you. We know that people can be healthy at every size and that the focus should be on self-care that enhances well-being, regardless of changes to weight.
This way of practice is in stark contrast for most of the medical model of care, which pathologizes people based on weight. However, we have studied the research on weight stigma, weight cycling and negative side effects of restrictive dieting and we believe the weight loss focused model is flawed and unhelpful in creating a positive well-being and lasting behavior change.
- Weight discrimination and risk of mortality (NIH study)
- Weight inclusive vs weight normative study
- Medicare’s search for effective obesity treatments: diets are not the answer — comprehensive literature review
- The Body Kindness® podcasts — 60+ episodes of weight inclusive conversation
Rebecca Scritchifield, Founder and Owner of Captiol Nutrition Group is proud Board Member for the Association for Size Diversity and Health. She has been a member since 2007. Rebecca is also a member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association, the Behavioral Health and Nutrition practice group and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
OK, but will you help me eat better?
Absolutely! We love to eat well. We have tons of recipes, meal ideas (especially for quick and easy, cooking for one, picky eaters etc.) We want to help you find joyful eating again. Food is not the issue, especially when you make choices based on your preferences and lifestyle needs. We just don’t find satisfaction being the “food police”. It doesn’t help you in your decision-making and it doesn’t help grow mindful eating skills. We want to ditch the “rules” way of thinking with a structure and balance that works for you — and that is different for everyone.
The Body Kindness® Philosophy
We believe in treating bodies with kindness, grounded in three principles of Body Kindness®.
Love. Connect. Care.
- Make choices from a place of love.
- Connect to your body (it’s wise and tells you what it needs).
- Fully commit to taking care of yourself.
We believe all bodies are good and people should be free to choose self-care over weight loss at any size!