Through the years of my own self-discovery, one of the biggest insights I’ve had is that while we may be on a journey with our weight, we never fully arrive. For years I would focus on how life would be different and better when I hit my goal weight. However, in 2008 that dream came true, yet life wasn’t easier and I still wasn’t happy with my body or my weight. In the past I have opened up about my challenges with maintaining my weight and I fully admit that I still have challenges. In all honesty it’s difficult to admit that I still have my struggles. However, I want to share more about my journey in case you feel the same way so you know you aren’t alone.
I was recently interviewed by Voyage Chicago where I shared more about my story and how I became a Health Coach. In the interview I stated, “I realized that even though I had success with losing weight and had been maintaining my weight, I still struggled with my relationship with food. I decided to start working with my own Health Coach to figure out why I was in this vicious cycle of self-sabotage, as well as to make me a stronger coach. During this time I learned it wasn’t just about the food but also what the food represented in my life.”
In this video I share about the journey I’ve been on over the last year and what I’ve learned about my emotional relationship with food. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below about where you are in your journey.
Laura B. Folkes is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She supports busy adults who know what they should be eating but have a hard time sticking to it by helping them identify the root cause of what’s keeping them from sticking to what they know works. She ensures her clients don’t feel deprived by guiding them to make small, incremental changes so the journey is more enjoyable. After successfully losing 60 pounds and working through her own emotional relationship with food, Laura recognizes there are many factors keeping individuals from sticking to what they know works but it’s her mission to help others overcome these factors to become healthier and happier.
To learn more contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.