If you’re sick of quick fixes that don’t fix the issue and you aren’t even sure what’s keeping you stuck, this program is for you. You may have had success with a specific diet or weight loss program in the past, but over time you find yourself falling back into old habits.
In this mini program, we will dig deeper into your relationship with food and figure out the hidden triggers that are keeping you stuck.
Often, when working towards our healthy eating goals, we’re told that the more effort we put in, the more results we’ll receive. The more you resist food, the more successful you are. Just have more self-control or willpower and then you’ll know you’re doing it right! But what if the solution isn’t really about willpower, brushing your teeth after dinner and resisting food?
If you’re often “good” during the day and eat in alignment with your goals but then at night find yourself eating a whole bag of chips or a pint of ice cream, traditional dieting would tell you to just pick yourself up and get back on track tomorrow, which is easier said than done. Do you ever wonder WHY that happens?
If it feels like you’ve been in a long, constant and never-ending battle with food, this mini program is the first two months of my full 6-month program to give you a taste of the process so you can start gaining clarity, relief and results.
"I would recommend Laura to anyone who has been trying to lose weight but has gotten stuck for some reason and is frustrated by their inability to move forward. Laura’s positive encouragement and thoughtful evaluation of what the underlying causes of my eating habits could be was very eye opening.”*
“Through my time working with Laura I regained my independence and removed myself from a toxic relationship. I was also able to identify what was derailing my progress and holding me in old habits that no longer suit me.
Overall, Laura has really helped me move forward and I have realized that I am stronger than I think. I recommend her for anyone struggling with weight or major life changes because you will identify things you never knew were holding you back!“*
“I started working with Laura because I wanted to feel more in control around food. Throughout the program I realized that I often accommodate others ahead of myself so I end up feeling depleted. I now feel more in control and aware of some of the issues I have around food. Overall I’m feeling less anxious because I’m more aware of my role/reactions and feel more in control of them.
I really like the “casual” approach to the sessions. Talking about and digging into the whys around eating and food is as important as nutrition and exercise. I recommend Laura to anyone struggling with many diets, have dietary issues or someone who notices they may binge or have irrational thoughts about food.”*
*Results may vary from person to person.
The difference with my approach is it isn’t just another tool or tactic to try that’s built around willpower. Throughout the program, we will get you to see your “bad eating” as a protective behavior and will start to understand the real root cause of why you battle food and “fall off track.”
Ultimately, we will shift the focus off of dieting and deprivation and onto you, your emotions and your triggers.
During this program, we will meet every two weeks for two months. You will receive a homework exercise to complete between sessions and I will provide email support in between the meetings in case you’re feeling stuck along the way.
Meeting every other week provides the accountability you may crave while also providing the space to process and digest what comes up in sessions. Your life is the classroom so we use those experiences as data and information to guide our discussions.
Results vary by client based on where they are in their journey, how open they are to the process and the work they put in. However, many of my clients tend to:
Q&A sessions are always free! Exploratory Discovery sessions are $350 and will be applied toward the cost of a program. Program prices start at $1195 and vary based on their length. During the exploratory session we will determine which program is the best approach for you based on where you’re currently at and the type of support that would be most helpful for you.
Sessions can be done in-person, over the phone or via Zoom. You don’t need to be local in Chicago but many people who are close by prefer meeting in person. It’s really a personal preference and what works best for your lifestyle. Regardless of how we meet, clients tend to get similar results whether we meet in person or virtually.
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