I was three years old the first time I can remember eating for self-soothing> I sat in the pantry with a spoon and the brown sugar bag, using the sweet substance to numb the discomfort I felt. It gave me just a little bit of pleasure with each mouthful I took in.
By the time I was a teenager, I was dieting and binge eating daily. I had this hole inside me that I kept trying to fill, and eating seemed to fill it for a moment.
At the end of high school, I had a full-blown case of bulimia. I knew what I was doing harmed my body, but I didn’t know how to stop it. It was confusing because I felt such shame and guilt over it, but I also felt like I needed it. I felt I would be stuck with it forever.
I lost relationships because I was emotionally disconnected. I lost out on educational and career opportunities due to my lack of self-confidence and follow through. I needed out of this cycle.
I started asking for help. Over the course of five years, I sought out so many multiple professionals. I tried just about everything from nutritionists to therapy, restrictive diets, personal trainers, to just plain trying harder.
I found that while some things helped, the treatment options for disordered eating were seriously lacking. There simply wasn’t holistic support from someone who really got it.
Not until I found an Intuitive Eating and mindfulness coach who’d gone through what I was going through. She believed deeply in my ability to change. This gave me the hope I needed to actually make the changes. I learned so many things, but the core items are these:
diets don’t work and are actually proven to lead people into disordered eating
Intuitive Eating is a proven framework to help people get off the pendulum swing between dieting and binging
it is possible to change behaviors with the right tools and support
After my recovery, I had an epiphany that I wanted to help other people find the same freedom I had found.
I compiled everything that I wanted in a healing program from tactical hands-on tips, to tools steeped in Intuitive Eating and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I saw how important community was, and learned how to build in vibrant support and accountability from other people on the journey.
My life’s work became dedicated to lifting the deep-seated shame around disordered eating, and helping women+ to step into bigger, bolder lives.
After learning with me and participating in our community, our alumnae have found Food Freedom. They have gone on to live the lives they had actually been so hungry for all along
We all broke the cycle. You can, too.
Take the next step and join us on WEDNESDAY for “How to Find Freedom from Out-of-Control Eating.” Learn if Intuitive Eating and behavior change is what you need to find freedom.
My life changed when I realized mental restriction was leading me to binge eating. Intuitive Eating and behavior change has helped me and so many others. It would be my honor to see if I might be your guide on the journey.