DIETING STOLE YEARS OF MY LIFE
THAT'S WHY I UNDERSTAND THE STRESS OF ALWAYS WONDERING WHAT THE HELL TO EAT
I'VE FELT THE HATRED TOWARDS MY REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR
I KNOW THE FRUSTRATION OF CONSTANTLY RESTRICTING & DIETING AND IGNORING MY HUNGER!
I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO THINK ABOUT FOOD ALL-THE -TIME!
I'VE FELT OVERWHELMED FROM TRACKING & WEIGHING EVERY DAMN THING & FEELING LIKE THERE'S NO TIME FOR ANYTHING ELSE!
I KNOW THE FEELING OF EXHAUSTION FROM EXERCISING TO "SHRED" YOUR BODY OR "EARN YOUR CALORIES"
I'VE FELT THE PAIN FROM COMPARING MY BODY TO EVERYBODY ELSE'S & FEELING LIKE I DON'T MEASURE UP
I TOTALLY GET HOW NUMBING IT IS TO BE HIDING AWAY AND HOLDING BACK IN LIFE UNTIL YOU'VE "JUST LOST THE WEIGHT"
THAT'S WHY YOU ARE IN EXACTLY THE RIGHT PLACE
Hi I'm Emma, a Body Image & Empowerment Coach and I show women how to make peace with food and their body and ditch diets forever so that they feel happy, healthy and confident to start creating a life they love now - not when they've changed their bodies!
HOW DID I GET HERE?
I spent over 15 years yo-yo dieting, restricting and punishing my body in what I thought was the route to all my happiness.
I believed that everything would "fall into place" once I had got there, but no matter what weight or size I was, it was never enough.
I went from one diet to another and from one training plan to another - it took over my life!
My obsession with food and how I felt about my body affected so many important moments of my life, including my wedding day and my honeymoon!!
Then one day it hit me - I had just returned from what should have been a wonderful holiday but all I remember about it was obsessively comparing my body to all the other women I saw and hating myself for not having done enough to look like them. I felt completely miserable!
At exactly the time that I should have been enjoying myself and living my life, I was torturing myself inside!
When I returned from the holiday I started to feel really angry and resentful about all those moments dieting was stealing from me, how it was impacting my social life, my relationships, my confidence and my health and I promised myself that I wasn't going to go on another diet. Ever!
I couldn't face another day of tracking every single crumb that passed my lips or another exercise regime that left my body in pain and exhausted to the point of burn out!
I KNEW I HAD TO DO SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
I knew I had to completely change my approach to the health and happiness that I had been searching for.
I threw myself into a journey of self discovery, uncovering so many new approaches to achieving the health, happiness and confidence that I was striving for (none of which had ever appeared in any diet books!) and unlearning most of what I had previously believed to be true!
Through this approach I learned to ditch the diets, restriction and punishment which constantly had me feeling like neither me or my body was good enough - no more hours spent tracking, weighing, measuring and hurting my body!
Nowadays the word 'diet' is not part of my vocabulary!
I have learned to listen to my body, working with it rather than against it
I know what foods make me feel full of energy and those that make me feel sluggish
I no longer feel out of control, confused or guilty about eating the foods I love
I understand why I eat when I'm not hungry and how to take care of those needs
I know that I deserve to have a happy, healthy life no matter what size I am
But best of all... I can honestly say that I love myself and my body, something I never thought I would say!
I SO BADLY want this for you too
Diet culture is EVERYWHERE and it has so many women (and an increasing number of men) feeling unhappy with how they look, as well as shame and guilt when we don't match up to that "ideal" that's in almost every media message that we see.
Diets lead many of us to cycle between restriction and overeating (known as yo-yo dieting) and when we "fall off the wagon" (because we always will) we are made to feel that we are out of control or lack willpower and must be punished (either through another diet or through exercise). We can end up feeling addicted to food or even deprive ourselves of food altogether, which can lead to serious eating disorders.
I've met so many wonderful women whose lives have been taken over or ruined by diets and it is my mission to show them that it is not their fault and that there is a way that they can feel healthy, happy, confident and learn to love their bodies that doesn't involve tracking or measuring a single thing! Yay!
My own journey to making peace with food and my body and living a happy and healthy life has been my motivation for helping other women ditch diets forever so that they can experience food freedom and create the life they want now.
PLEASE stop waiting to lose weight before you start living your amazing life!
IF YOU'VE REACHED THE STAGE WHERE YOU CAN'T FACE STARTING ANOTHER DAMN DIET
IF THE THOUGHT OF LIFE CONTINUING EXACTLY AS IT IS FILLS YOU WITH SADNESS AND DREAD
IF YOU'RE SICK OF FEELING CONFUSED, OVERWHELMED, EXHAUSTED & GUILTY
IF YOU ARE READY TO LET GO OF DIETS AND RECLAIM ALL THAT IT HAS STOLEN FROM YOU
GET IN TOUCH LOVELY...I'M WAITING FOR YOU!