You want to feel confident and healthy, and glow from the inside out. I’m here to help you:
- let go of the dieting mindset.
- make small, manageable changes to your diet that will stick.
- break free from emotional eating.
- feel empowered around food.
- find ways to nourish your mind, body and soul.
- find the confidence to live the life of your dreams.
You no longer have to feel deprived, frustrated or completely lost. I believe that creating your healthiest life should be your greatest adventure. You get to embark on a journey to find what makes you feel your absolute best.
Food is such a big part of our lives. We need food for nourishment, but it’s also often the center of celebrations. Imagine if you felt pleasure and love for yourself when you took a bite rather than frustration and guilt.
That’s what I want for you because I know first-hand how life-changing going on that journey can be.
Sitting in science class in third grade, the boy sitting next to me told me that I was fat. I had always felt a little different from my classmates...I was introverted and shy...but the size and shape of my body wasn’t something I thought much about as a seven year old. And I knew that being "fat" wasn't a good thing.
His words became my mantra for nearly two decades. My inner dialogue created body image issues, low self-esteem, emotional eating, constantly comparing myself to others and feeling like I was worthless.
I believed that losing weight was the key to my happiness, so I tried everything - diets, diet pills, starving (which always led to bingeing) and over exercising. To me, food was “good” or “bad.” When I ate “bad” foods, I felt ashamed of myself. That shame led to overeating even more to cope with my feelings.
I was obsessed with my weight, I had high cholesterol, my skin was constantly breaking out, I never had enough energy, I had frequent headaches and I was unhappy.
So how did I break free from emotional eating and dieting, and let go of my negative beliefs about the size of my body? I learned how food nourishes my body, I began moving my body in a way that felt good, I learned how to allow myself to experience pleasure from food, and I let go of the guilt and shame I felt when I ate certain foods.
It began when I embarked on my own journey to connect more to myself and my intuition, it continued when I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I graduated as a certified health coach, and it all come together when I discovered intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size philosophy.
Now, I feel better than ever! And when I start to feel less than great, I have the tools to connect to myself and create the changes I need to feel the way I want to feel.
I left my old habits and beliefs about myself behind when I realized there’s no such thing as perfect, that thinness doesn't equal happiness, that all bodies (including mine) are beautiful, and that there's freedom in shifting my focus to health instead of weight.
Learning how to let go emotional eating and food obsession has allowed me to turn my struggle into a purpose. To help you embark on your own journey to trust your body and feel the way you truly desire to feel.
I help women break free from dieting, and create a confident, nourished and empowered life.
There’s no calorie counting here. In our work together, you’ll learn how to connect to yourself to discover what foods are right for you, feed your spirit, listen to your own inner guide and create the right mindset to make lasting change.
This is not a diet. When you stop fixating on your body and food, you can create a life that is full of passion. Imagine having a career that sets your soul on fire, cultivating relationships that rock your world, making space in your life for creativity and fun and having a personal life that brings you joy.
No diet can change your life like that!
My approach to health and wellness is holistic, which means I look at many areas of your life and how they impact your health and well-being. I believe this is the key to breaking free from dieting.
I will help you shift your focus from weight to health, begin to connect more to your body, learn to trust your body more, cultivate more respect and love for your body, and more.
WHAT IS A HEALTH COACH?
A health coach is a supportive mentor and wellness guide who works with clients to help them feel their best through lifestyle changes. Health coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs. - Institute for Integrative Nutrition
As an integrative nutrition health coach, I incorporate the following concepts into my programs…
I know seeking help can be daunting, but you don’t have to struggle any longer!
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and I’m Nutritious Life Certified. With my knowledge, I’ll help you take completely personalized action steps based on your goals.