I licked the spoon.
And with that, my diet was done.
It was like a dam broke and suddenly I couldn’t stop eating. The food guilt was overwhelming, but not enough to stop this out of control food binge. Very quickly I found the thirty odd pounds that took me a year and a half to lose.
I didn’t want to socialize or have my photo taken. I was so embarrassed. How could I have let this have happened AGAIN? You see, this hadn’t been my first time around this crazy dieting cycle.
I’d been at war with my body since the age of 12.
This time hit me harder than most. I really had thought that I’d done it differently this time. I’d joined a 12-step treatment program that was supposed to stop this crazy train. It wasn’t supposed to be a diet. It was a lifestyle. It was spiritual. I had found my people.
So what was I missing?
Being the research geek that I am, I immersed myself in the study of obesity, dieting, weight loss and mindset.
I learned that it wasn’t my fault that I couldn’t stick to a diet. The whole system is rigged to fail.
I learned that I couldn’t hate myself into a body that I could love.
I had to learn how to find compassion and love for myself.
I had to face all of the scary things that I had buried with food and body hate.
The anger that I had been putting on myself was finally turned to where it belonged.
The diet, fitness, and fashion industry had done this to me.
They had created a world where being confident and happy with myself was virtually impossible. They had surrounded me with unattainable and unrealistic expectations for myself.
I decided that I would no longer be a victim to diet culture. I was going to be the hero of my own story.
That was 10 years ago.
That research developed into a modeled process that I started to share with my naturopathic patients to help them fast track what I had done. They started to get results. They stopped binging and started to love themselves again. It was the most fulfilling work that I have ever done.
5 years ago The Diet Rebellion was born.
I’ve been helping others to find peace with food as I have. I’ve been helping women learn to trust and love themselves again. I’ve been helping women reclaim their health.
Leading The Diet Rebellion has been like revealing the secrets of the magician. Once you see past the smoke and mirrors you simply cannot look at a trick the same way again. You’ll see how the health, fitness, and fashion industries have been tricking you.
When people come to work with me, we start with a Food Sanity Session. That’s where we figure out what your needs are, where the obstacles might be, and figure out whether or not we’re a good fit. And if we’re not a good fit, you’ll leave the session knowing what’s next for you.
As your mentor, I’m like your guide on a nature adventure. Since I know the terrain well, I help you navigate around the tricky parts so that you don’t waste unnecessary energy and time. I advise you when to pause and take in your surroundings - to see the beauty that might otherwise be missed.
The core benefits women may experience are:
- Confidence - they learn to reign in that harshly critical voice that won’t let them admire a photo.
- Food Freedom - they get to stop spending so much time thinking about food and eating; they get to eat nutritiously and deliciously.
- Peace of mind - they know that they can get healthy without falling victim to all of that diet crazy out there
But what I’m really passionate about is helping to raise a generation of kids that don’t look to their bodies to find their self-worth, their happiness or their confidence. A generation that will use their minds and resources to change the world instead of their bodies.