Introduce yourself! Who are you?
Hello! My name is Tyler Rolling. I’m a Tallahassee Lassie turned San Diego livin’ and pretty sure I’m 100% solar powered. When I’m not working, I love dancing in and out of the water (I actually perform synchronized swimming for the @aqualillies!) I also live for live music and being outdoors.
I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor that provides one-on-one coaching to help women create healthy, sustainable relationships with food and body — a relationship that is authentic and empowering.
How did you first learn about Intuitive Eating?
I first learned about Intuitive Eating during my Junior year at Florida State University. I was working in the Health Promotion Department at the time and the director was a Registered Dietitian who promoted Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. Honestly, if it wasn’t for that opportunity, I’m not sure where I’d be as an RD today.
For those who have never heard of it, what exactly is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating rejects traditional weight-loss diets that promote restriction and deprivation and instead, encourages you to eat foods that you enjoy while also tuning into your hunger and fullness cues. Intuitive Eating takes the focus off of weight loss and instead promotes health at every size and feeling good in your body. It is a holistic approach to mental and physical health.
With the Intuitive Eating process, we dismantle maladaptive thoughts and behaviors around food, while improving inner attunement (hunger and fullness cues) and integrating external health values.⠀
As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I help others recognize how diet culture is impacting their life, while empowering them to create a healthy, authentic relationship with food and body. ⠀
Were you scared to start the process?
When I first learned about Intuitive Eating, I definitely had my reservations. The truth is, I was still holding onto and grasping the diet mentality and that need for control. Soon enough, I would find out that underlying all of it was fear. Fear of the “unknown”…fear of loss of control. It wasn’t until I dropped out of the diet mentality and into my body, that I found true freedom and peace with food. I finally felt free in my body.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared when I decided to start my own Intuitive Eating coaching business. But you know what? That fear is the exact feeling I needed for growth and expansion. I was done playing small. I knew I had to spread the message of Intuitive Eating and help others heal their relationship with food and their bodies.
*Always consult with your personal physician before changing your diet*
Have you always had confidence in yourself?
I can’t say that I’ve ALWAYS had confidence in myself, but I can say that I try my best to live a courageous life. Confidence functions in the known, while courage in that of the unknown. Courage is what drives someone to do something, so that they can build confidence in themselves. The way I see it, where there is courage, there is confidence and vice versa.
What do you love most about yourself?
I love the fact that I’m able to empathize with others easily. I certainly have a tendency to wear my heart on my sleeve and I think some people find comfort in that.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned along the way?
The biggest lesson I have learned is the importance of adopting a growth mindset. True resilience happens when we are open and vulnerable to new experiences. Instead of asking why something is happening TO you, ask what is the lesson here? What is happening FOR me? Lean into the discomfort that is inevitable during times of growth and enjoy the ride!
What motivates you most?
What motivates me the most is helping others make peace with food and their body. Just as I experienced freedom from Intuitive Eating, I want others to feel the same. It is such an amazing experience to see someone’s energy shift from chronic anxiety to loving acceptance and self-compassion.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward?
I try my best to do at least one thing each day that scares me. If I ever feel stagnant or comfortable, that’s usually my cue to grow and expand in some way.
What message do you think every woman should hear?
You are a light in this world — don’t let anyone ever fade that. You deserve to shine and soak in the essence that is you.
Tyler’s mission is to help you recognize how diet culture is impacting your life, so that you can give yourself permission to eat the foods you want and empower yourself with the knowledge to do so.