I grew up believing that my body wasn't good enough and thought that dieting was the answer. While trying to figure out how to lose weight and find the diet that would actually work, I developed an eating disorder. I was just a teenager when my disordered eating patterns started, but it followed me well into my mid-twenties. Tired of always worrying about my body I began a journey to find what healthy meant to me. So, I became a Health Coach and began to help other women with their eating challenges. Though I had found my path to a healthier lifestyle, I noticed that it was so much more than just diet that my clients were struggling with. I realized that my journey to feeling more comfortable in my skin wasn't just about the food I put in my mouth. It was learning how to love myself just the way I am. Now I help women learn how to let go of the negative stories they carry about themselves in order to find what their true health goals are.
How my approach is different:
For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight, and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology. By eliminating all the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts”, I focus on what’s right for YOUR body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. With my training and experience as a coach, I’ve learned to help my clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish, but through strategies that nourish.