Is this a weight loss program?
The Food Freedom Academy is not a weight loss program. I truly believe you cannot focus on losing weight while trying to make peace with food at the same time. Think about all of the diets you’ve tried in the past to lose weight. Initially they work really well but eventually the cravings for sugar+carbs come back and the weight is regained, and then some. If you want different results, AKA to kick ass with food, you cannot restrict it in any way. For this reason I have intentionally made this program a non-weight loss program. However one thing I will promise you is that when you make peace with food, you will feel so much better in your body.
I’ve tried every diet imaginable and I can do it for a little while but then I return back to my old ways. Will this be the same?
Everyone responds to food freedom differently however, once you let go of all food rules and start to incorporate the foods you’ve been restricting back in to your diet on a regular basis over time the binge eating and out of control feelings you have surrounding those foods, will fall away. Someone said this about dieting and it’s true. When you first start a diet it makes you feel very in control, but then over time you lose control over food because your brain is not wired to be restrictive with food long term. With Intuitive Eating, in the beginning it may be messy as you recover from dieting and learn to eat normally but over time you will feel completely in control+empowered about your choices with food.
Is this program helpful for binge eating?
This program will give you amazing insight in to why you binge and how to actually stop doing it. In fact, I have a whole bonus episode where I just talk about how to overcome binge eating. Hint: you don’t have a willpower problem! Binge eating cannot exist without restriction or dieting. Meaning one cannot exist without the other. They are like best friends. Once you know this you cannot unknow it and the program gives you specific tools to help you stop engaging in this behavior.
Do you cover emotional eating?
Emotional eating is a tricky one. Although food can be very tied in to our emotions, if we are not nourished properly from a physical standpoint you can look at your emotions and become aware, but the problem will not change. For this reason I spend a lot of time in the Food Freedom Academy focusing on how to feed yourself from a non-diet standpoint first, and then talk about the mental side of food later on.
I’m busy right now is this a good time to start?
Because you will have to eat 3,5,7 x a day for the rest of your life it is so important that you get support with this piece immediately. Food going well, means life going well. You can listen to it while your going for a walk or cleaning your house. I have made the program accessible to you no matter what your lifestyle is.
Can I do this program while I’m on a diet?
While this program doesn’t promote diets, these are tools to look at food differently. If you stick to calorie counting you may not get the same results if you were completely diet free however, even understanding food through a non-diet lens is hugely beneficial and will begin your journey to doing food differently than you’ve done before.
Do you offer refunds?
I do not offer refunds because making peace with food is a process without the goal of weight loss or food perfection. For this reason I measure success by you just showing up and doing the work. You are not meant to get this process perfectly. The road will look bumpy, but the guarantee I make is that leaving dieting and starting to listen to your body will feel so much better than when you first started.
Is the investment worth it?
Well, think about it this way! I have worked with someone as old as 66. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over her lifetime trying every diet imaginable, buying all the cleanses and supplements and a new wardrobe every few months because of her ever changing size as a result of yo yo dieting. I want you to know that I could never sell you something I didn’t think would work in 20 years from now. Intuitive Eating is a great way to make peace with food forever and I cannot wait to support you on the journey!