After going through my weight loss journey, I knew I wanted to help others on theirs, so I went back to school to become a certified health coach. At this time, I had more information than ever, yet I was still caught in the gain/loss cycle and felt stuck. I was confused because I figured learning more would help motivate me to be more consistent and finally get me to stop sabotaging my efforts. It wasn’t until I started working with my own health coach that I had my breakthrough.
I learned there was nothing wrong with my self-discipline! I realized food is so much more for many of us than a way to nourish our bodies. There is a lot of meaning, safety, and protection behind the foods we love and eat. As soon as I started realizing my eating was a symptom when I was feeling misunderstood, or at risk of being misunderstood, things really shifted! The day I craved carrots as I walked by dozens of donuts, I knew something had changed! I didn’t need to resist the donuts, deprive myself of them, or white knuckle my way through. I literally didn’t want one!
After this process, I was more convinced than ever that health coaching was my mission. I knew that I had to help others who were stuck on the same rollercoaster and self-sabotaging cycle that I was in for so many years. In 2014, I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and in 2019 I got certified as a facilitator of the research-based Truce with Food process. Since then, I have worked with hundreds of clients just like you.
I want to help YOU break the cycle and experience freedom from food. But, it’s important to understand this process is NOT A QUICK FIX and there is no magic shortcut. To truly transform your relationship with food, we will need to go deep through self-examination and rely on honest conversations. Are you ready?