FOOD IS NOT THE ENEMY
Have you ever been in the middle of a diet, frowning at every carb you see, following all these arbitrary rules, and thought to yourself as you lift a piece of dry lettuce to your lips: “Am I going to have to eat this way for the rest of my life???”
Cue the trail of obscenities, overwhelm, giving up, and starting all over.
How many times do you want to go through that again before admitting diets are total BS?
THAT'S RIGHT. DIETS. DON'T. WORK.
You know it, I know it, the diet industry knows it—that’s how they get you to keep coming back.
What if you found a way to stop the cycle of dieting and just… exist without constantly thinking about food?
Without saying “screw it” after one stress-induced indulgence and continuing the binge for the rest of the day or week? Without comparing yourself to every woman you see?
Without beating yourself up for getting “off track” and promising to be “good” tomorrow?
I’ll be honest:
- I have been a lifelong emotional eater. A chronic dieter. A sugar addict (cookies for breakfast? ok!).
- I’ve lied about what I’ve eaten and hidden food packages out of embarrassment.
- I’ve cried about having to be in a bathing suit in front of my friends.
- I wallowed and wondered what the hell was wrong with me that I couldn’t just eat like a normal person.
Treating your body well and doing what feels good should be second nature, and it CAN BE. But it turns out a “normal person” can be and do all of the things I just mentioned above, too. All of this is common—there is nothing wrong with YOU.
As a feminist, it feels conflicting, right? You might want to smash the patriarchy politically, but things can get a little gnarly on the personal end when you’re caught up in the diet mentality.
I get it. There’s a lot of fear and discomfort around getting out of the vicious cycle, leaving dieting behind, fully trusting yourself, and challenging your standards of beauty—for some it’s almost like letting go of an old friend.
But even those most devoted to the cause struggle with body image and emotional eating. Having dieted while feminist doesn’t make you anti-feminist. Have compassion for yourself—it’s almost impossible to be a human in our society and be immune to such pervasive messaging.
You can still fight the good fight and make changes that serve you.
SMASH THE PATRIARCHY… AND YOUR SCALE!
All these quick fixes and miracle solutions ignore a hugely important aspect of changing your eating habits: the emotional impact. That’s what keeps people coming back!
Once I figured out that actually paying attention to your body was KEY to making healthy habits second nature (without weight loss being a goal, can you imagine??) everything became clear.
These days I have a much more relaxed relationship with food and my body… so I can focus my energy on my relationship, spiritual practice, friends, family, and causes I care about instead of how many calories are in my dinner.
I have completely shifted my mindset around eating and know how to use food as an ALLY, rather than the enemy we’ve been trained to view it as.
A PARTNER IN HEALTH
I help my clients repair their relationship with food through strategies that strengthen their mindset, intuition, and self-trust.
I use a holistic, weight-inclusive approach in my practice that considers your lived experience and all the personal, environmental, and systemic factors that brought you here today. If you’re into the woo-woo stuff, too, this kitchen witch has got it, but it’s cool if that’s not your thing!
We do this together through a tailored approach covering your habits, your meals, and your mindset. I’m your partner, cheerleader, and guide committed to helping you navigate emotional eating, necessary dietary restrictions, or other health issues while nurturing a positive relationship with food.
If you made it this far, you’ve already taken the first step, which means you’re more ready than you probably think!