Do you…

• Feel anxious or confused about food?
• Beat yourself up whenever you indulge?
• Diet constantly?
• Want to learn to nourish and appreciate your body?
• Love the idea of living a healthy, balanced life?

You’re in the right place.

If you want to stop obsessing over food, and never, ever say “the diet starts on Monday” again, I can help.

Why? Because I’ve been there.

When I talk about health confusion, dieting, bingeing and emotional eating, it’s from personal experience.

Just a few years ago, I felt totally disconnected from my own body, and alone in my thoughts.

I discovered diets at age 14.

And in the years that followed, I became a chronic fad dieter who was obsessed with weight – to the point where I was verging on a serious eating disorder. This way of thinking became my ‘normal’, and I couldn’t see past it.

During that time, my self esteem was shot. I lost too much weight, too quickly, and the number on the scale would constantly fluctuate. Up, down, up, down. Since I felt like I could never maintain the ‘perfect’ diet or ‘ideal’ weight (which I now know don’t exist), I was caught in a toxic cycle. Food governed my life in an unhealthy way, and I tormented myself by bingeing and then restricting myself with food.

I thought that being thin would make me more loveable. Looking back, it had the opposite effect: it didn’t make me feel any more loved by others, and I definitely didn’t love myself!

• I used food to reward and punish myself.
• I always compared myself to others.
• I channelled all that self hate into my body, and my body became my biggest burden.

It was time consuming, stressful, and incredibly exhausting.

On the outside, I “had it all” – but the sad thing was, the amazing things about my life didn’t matter because I was distracted by the endless and futile pursuit of being perfect.

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Today, I have a gentle approach to nutrition, health and wellbeing. I listen to my body and give it exactly what it needs. I enjoy a balanced diet rich in whole foods, and I’m kind to myself.

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Then something clicked!

I realised hating on my body was affecting every aspect of my life, so I committed to understanding what nutrition was all about. When I learnt how the body works, my mentality towards food and health completely changed.

Fast forward to today and I’m a completely different person. I’ve taken control of my life, my eating habits, and my thought processes. I studied nutrition for five years; I completed a Bachelor of Health Science, and then two years of Nutritional Medicine.

I remember sitting in my nutrition lectures being absolutely blown away by what I was learning. That feeling has never disappeared! I began experimenting with whole foods, and shifting my mindset to focus more on the positives. Slowly, I started healing my relationship with my body.

I freed myself from the all-consuming obsession with food, and finally found balance.

Now, I’m here to help you do the same.

 

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