Being consumed by the thought of food is not just about thinking about what you’re going to eat from meal to meal. It’s also what I call mental gymnastics around food. Before a meal you might think about what the best choice would be. You’re not 100% sure so you go back and forth about whether you should or shouldn’t eat it. Then, afterwards you continue to think about the food choice. Was it the right one? Maybe you feel guilty about it and beat yourself up. Or, maybe you tell yourself ‘it’s OK. I’ll do better during my next meal. Speaking of the next meal, I should eat a salad to be healthy. Oh! And how many calories did I just consume? Can I afford to eat what I have planned for dinner?’read more
What’s a Health Coach?
If you think about food constantly and don’t know why, you’ve come to the right place.
For over 16 years I struggled with my weight and always thought it was lack of self-control. Over 10 years ago I lost 60 pounds (27 kgs) and have kept it off since. I’m now here to help others on their journey.
If you’re sick of being in the same cycle of dieting and then falling off track, I’ll help you identify what’s keeping you stuck & will support you in making small, sustainable changes without deprivation.
“Laura is skilled at offering ideas and challenging you in a way that makes you want to step out and be the best version of yourself. Working with Laura is well worth the investment!”
– Sara F., Vancouver, BC
- Reasons You Reward Yourself with Food
You walk by the candy bowl at 3:00 and try to resist it but what the heck? After all that you’ve accomplished you think, “I Deserve it!” and grab a handful of chocolate candy. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing “bad” about having a handful of chocolate. What isn’t ideal is when regret and guilt kick in because you feel like you have sabotaged your healthy eating efforts.read more
- The Connection Between Stillness, Fear and Mindless Eating
“Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating a clearing. It’s opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question.”read more