I teach women how to stop being crazy people around food, and how to stop eating their feelings in the process.
You know what I mean. A points-counting, scale-weighing, tunic-wearing crazy person.
Being 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 shit — I’m gonna enjoy sex and cheesecake, and I’m not gonna let myself feel bad about it either.”
That’s where it all began; how I learned to start thinking about my body and food like a healthy, happy person who doesn’t struggle each day with her weight watchers calculator, only to end up facedown in a pan of brownie batter later that evening.
When I stopped acting like a crazy person, I started eating like a normal person. 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 diet recipes (which opened up significant brain space to think about things that actually mattered – things like feminist politics and what I want to be when I grow up).
My body fell to the weight it’s supposed to be — 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-roller-coaster.)
Now the only thing I care about is giving the gift of freedom with food to as many women in the world as possible.
You don’t need to be obsessed with managing your weight in order to look and feel awesome.
You don’t need to fear dinner dates, because you’re not sure what you’ll be able to eat, or because you’re afraid you’ll “lose control” and eat everything at the table.
You don’t need to avoid every social situation, because the thought of putting on non-stretchy pants makes you want to burst into tears.
And you can arrive at the perfect size you were meant to be without driving yourself crazy.
If this feels like your EVEREST, I get it. Conventional diets don’t teach what you need to know, to finally live like a “normal” eater or your “naturally thin” friend.
I’ve helped women all over the world who struggled with their weight for years to no avail, finally break free from the food and body wars once and for all.
It’s gonna be okay.
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And if you’re curious about my background…
I graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology, before receiving my certification in coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (a groovy, holistic nutrition school that talks about feelings AND food – talk to me if you want to learn more). I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time studying spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia (I trained with a master and did work-study on her farm). 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 Geneen Roth, Mama Gena, and Barbara Kruger, if you know who those people are. If you don’t, google them immediately.