"I was consumed by food. So much of my energy went to guilting and hating myself for what I had eaten, debating whether to purge or jump into the next insane cleanse or diet, and then judging myself more when it didn't work or I "failed" at it. It was constant pain and discomfort.
Natalie taught me how to love myself in that place, by empowering me with tools to understand what was really going on in my system and to actually see a way out.
She helped me find the healing power of presence, how to be present with my body, my eating, and my emotions, and how much choice I actually had in those moments.
Now I'm completely amazed to say that I have a grounded and loving relationship with food. I haven't had that sickly-full feeling in months, and I actually enjoy the feeling of being in my body.
I don't limit myself with labels, I eat what makes my body feel good, and I don't judge my food as "bad" or "good" or judge myself for eating certain things. And when I do eat something that doesn't feel good, I can stop."