I help women stop feeling crazy around food.
You know what I mean…
a points-counting, scale-weighing, tunic-wearing crazy person around food. And if you’re like 90% of dieters, a chronic emotional eater and binge-eater to boot.
Feeling like a crazy person around food is not cute, and does not feel good. Trust me, I would know. I was one for YEARS before I threw in the towel and said “fuck this — I’m gonna enjoy sex and cheesecake, and I’m not gonna let myself feel bad about it either.”
I slowly started to peel off old diet-brain thinking patterns that were leaving me frustrated, obsessed with my weight watchers calculator, and inevitably plunged into a pool of brownie batter by the end of the day. And after years of various treatments for emotional eating, binge-eating and countless failed attempts at “intuitive eating” that I was never able to implement because my “crazy-brain” always got in the way, I realized I was never going to be able to change my behaviors, unless my thinking was radically changed first.
When I finally stopped thinking like a dieter (which to be clear, is much deeper than simply “not dieting”), I finally started eating “normally.” I stopped bingeing on weird food combinations in the middle of the night; Every emotional or physical trigger didn’t send me straight into a box of thin mints; eating at restaurants no longer stressed me out; and I stopped spending all my time googling paleo recipes (which opened up significant brain space to think about things that actually mattered – things like feminist politics, or what it means to be a good daughter, sister, mother, or friend.)
My body arrived at the weight that it’s supposed to be — that’s appropriate and natural for my unique disposition. No yo-yo dieting, no drastic swings; just me, having a life, and not letting food ruin it. (And just for the record, my swings used to be dramatic; I fluctuated almost sixty pounds between my highest and lowest weights when I was on the diet-binge-rollercoaster. It was really painful.)
Now what I care about most is giving the gift of sanity around food to as many women as possible. And letting women everywhere know:
Your life does not need to revolve around food.
In fact, a life which revolves around food (and weight), is statistically most likely to be that which ends up leaving you weight-cycling and feeling “out of control” around cookie dough… not to mention bored, miserable, and probably wishing on your deathbed that you had spent all that diet-time focused on more meaningful life goals.
If you think I might be onto something, and want to learn more about these shifts in perspective that might make the final difference in your relationship with food, sign up below to get my free weekly coaching emails. When you sign up for weekly coaching emails, you’ll also get my free guide, “How To Not Eat Cake… really fast, standing up, when nobody’s looking.”
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Some extras about me, for those of you who are curious…I graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology (a discipline which has informed my coaching substantially), and received my certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I spent several years of my young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia. I am also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body image related prose.
I’m really into body positive photography, pleasure as a spiritual practice, and have very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards. If you’re interested in my point of view, here’s the link to get my emails once more…