I just want to stop thinking about food all day.
I want to feel comfortable in my body.
I’m ready to move on with my life and stop dieting for good.
I want support to make this happen now!
Exhausted from your thoughts always being consumed with food and diet worries?
Do you wish you could just eat normally like your friend who can order a burger and fries, actually leaves fries on the plate and doesn't talk about it afterwards? It seems so easy for her to be balanced!
Why can’t you just eat normally too?
Do you feel like you can't keep any yummy foods in the house or you'll go out of control?
* (Or even if you don't succumb, you can't stop thinking about that damn ice cream in the freezer all day and night.)
You're an Intuitive Eater and you can have ice cream in your freezer; no big deal, you just have some here and there when you feel like it.
You don't think about food until you're hungry (even dessert!)
You can have a smoothie because you want to, not because it's on your meal plan.
You can have a piece of cake at a birthday party and it's not the end of the world.
You enjoy all foods when you want them and it's easy to stop when you're full!
You can take off your swimsuit cover up at the beach in Tulum and feel like a total bad ass in the body you have right now.
No more covering yourself and trying to pose perfectly for a photo with your family. Just RELAX and have fun!
Dieting is not maintainable and it leads to a whole whack of problems.
+ teaches the body to retain more fat
+ slows weight loss with each diet attempt
+ decreases metabolism
+ increases binge eating and cravings
+ increased risk of premature death and heart disease
+ causes body shape to change
(From Intuitive Eating: by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch)
Over 80 studies show that Intuitive Eating comes with many associated health benefits:
Lower risk of eating disorders
Improved blood sugar and cholesterol
Intuitive Eaters eat more variety
Your weekly modules include video lessons and worksheets to get you through the mindset blocks and physical barriers of becoming an Intuitive Eater.
Will I gain weight?
We cannot know what your body will do. However, Intuitive Eating is a way of living that will allow you to get you to your weight set point, the place your body is most comfortable at. This is not your "dream body" or goal weight but it is allowing your body to be itself, allowing it to settle into a comfortable place. Intuitive Eaters are shown to have more stable weights (which is healthier for you than yo-yoing), to eat more variety and are less likely to have eating disorders, including binge eating.
Another small note on this, has dieting kept the weight off? Even if it has (which is only 1-5% of dieters) it likely comes at a huge cost, so what is the other option? With Intuitive Eating you will find stability, vibrancy and freedom while allowing your body to do it's thing (because when you're dieting it does what it wants to do anyways eventually by gaining the weight back, if not more!).
“No, but seriously, I need to lose weight”
We get it. We hear this from women all the time who have either been told by a doctor to lose weight for "health reasons" (usually just lazy medicine to be honest) or they're in the overweight or obese categories of BMI (also complete BS).
The thing is, there is nothing out there that can give you long term weight loss; so our choices are:
A) work for the rest of your life and try to manipulate your body into being a smaller size just to have the weight come back (66% of the time people gain more weight back than they lost in the first place causing dieters to actually gain more weight overtime).
B) become an Intuitive Eater, find freedom around food, be at peace and practice eating and moving in a way that serves your body well but isn't tied to weight. We do not focus on weight, we focus on feeling good. Because of this we can all feel great and be healthful at any size. Your body is brilliant and when you learn to trust it again, freedom will be yours!
Isn't it unhealthy to eat “whatever I want”?
This is a common misconception with Intuitive Eating. It's not about eating "whatever you want", it's about eating what your body is asking for and not restricting anything. This means if you want a smoothie you can have it and if a cookie is what would hit the spot you can have that too! When you trust your body and honor it with the wonderful foods it wants, you will feel great AND your body will actually find a beautiful balance that you’ve been trying to achieve through dieting. When you stop restricting food you stop being so obsessed with it!
When I was dieting I couldn't have anything in the house or I would eat it all that night. Now I joke that I could live in a grocery store and wouldn't eat any differently than I do now. I just have foods when I am hungry and when they sound like they would be satisfying, somedays that's a chicken salad and somedays that's pizza!
If I accept my body does that just mean I'm letting myself go?
No way! Do you take good care of anything you hate? I sure don't. When you accept, respect and even love your body you can then move forward from a place of love and care. You can eat, move and take care of your body in ways you actually enjoy! (Imagine a life where you are taking care of yourself, feeling "healthy" AND enjoying the process). This is what you can have with Intuitive Eating and Body Love!
I'm scared if I don't have a plan I will go crazy!
We get that. That uneasiness is why we are here to support you! We give you weekly things to focus on and small activities to take on so you have a plan. But instead of a rigid diet plan you get to follow a path that will lead you to food freedom so you never need a plan again! You'll know what to do at every turn once you're done working with us.
How is this different than a diet plan or wellness program?
We're not here to tell you what to do. We're here to teach you how to tap back into your own abilities to figure out what to eat, how to move and how to take care of yourself, in a way that best serves YOU! You're the only one that can truly know your body and what it needs, so we want the power to be put back into your hands -- we don’t tell you what to do, we tell you how to do it for yourself.
How much time will I need to dedicate to this every week?
A hell of a lot less time than dieting and stressing about your body takes out of your day! :)
It is a small time commitment each week, there are about 15 - 30 minutes per week of lessons to watch, some worksheets that will help facilitate what you learn in the video lessons.
The rest of the time you will just be working on implementing what you're learning into your everyday life so that by the end of the program you are living as an Intuitive Eater, you're not just a person who knows the guidelines of how to eat intuitively.
Everyone around me diets, how can I do this by myself?
That's why we provide a private online group for you to be a part of. You get to join a group of other women who are on the same journey as you. They're here to ditch the diet for good just like you are and you can all work at it together.
You have a community that is on your side, that is speaking your language and we all GET you! You can share and get strong in this work. Once you leave the program you still get continued support if you choose in our maintenance program but you will feel strong around dieters in your life because you are strong in your work as an Intuitive Eater. (You can't live in a bubble forever, dieting is going to be out there, so we teach you how to be strong in the face of it).