Every diet you’ve tried has been a waste of time.
(Which is totally not your fault! That’s just all that diet culture has to offer: Methods that don’t work and never will.
Of course, when you fail at the impossible, diet culture blames you. Nice, huh?)
But a lot of the alternatives - things like being "mindful" or eating "intuitively" - aren’t doing much to help, either.
Or like those "anti-dieting" books that tell you that you can eat as much as you want of all your favorite foods and never diet again and then it turns out that your "favorite food" is ... fruit. With the occasional nut. <- Uhhhh, yeah, that's a diet.
We can do better.
YES. There’s a better, faster way for you to get control of your eating and get into a body that lets you feel like yourself again. I can show you how to dissolve food obsession so that you can quit bingeing, quit starving, quit obsessing and get to your ideal weight.
Breaking the habit of bingeing and overeating is actually pretty simple, and it doesn't need to take a long time.
Even if you feel like you've tried everything and you are just about out of patience for trying things.
Even if you are highly sceptical and thoroughly sick of being faked out by diets dressed up as "Never diet again!"
Even if you're getting older and starting to believe all those people who say "midlife weight gain is inevitable. Nothin' you can do it about it!" (WRONG!)
And even if you're at the highest weight you've ever been, and down to just about your last shred of hope.
When you finally get your hands on a method that actually works, you can start turning this around today.
That’s what we'll do together.
How I came to our work...
I've been a life coach and consultant since 2010, and was trained and certified by Martha Beck, PhD.
Before that, I was a software project manager, which means I see the big picture and make it manageable - by focusing on what really counts: Finding the simplest, fastest, best way to our goal.
I have a BA in English from Wellesley College. I chose Wellesley because it’s a feminist hotbed of women who want to 1. Lift up other women and 2. Make a big difference in the world. That’s who I am, and who I usually work with as clients, too.
My approach to eating, weight and habits is informed by the work of
Gillian Riley, who developed a simple, effective structure for eating in recovery. This is what we replace chaotic, addictive, out-of-control eating with. Instant success, every time.
Jeffrey Schwartz and Kathryn Hansen, who explain how habit and compulsion work in the brain. They've got the fastest, easiest way to dismantle addictive thinking, permanently.
Susie Orbach, whose work shows that being overweight isn’t a personal failure and shame to bear. Susie exposes the huge bind we’re all caught in: diet culture.
Traci Mann and Janet Tomiyama, whose definitive meta-study proved diets cause weight gain and are always a waste of time, The End.
Geneen Roth, who knows that change is always easier when it comes from self-love, not self-hatred.
Paul Campos and Megan Dietz, who undo the twin myths of obesity and thinness - myths that keep us locked in shame and self-hatred and the diet/binge cycle.
I'm from Boulder, Colorado and live with my husband in a 300-year-old house built by a pirate in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a Colonial-era village on the coast.
My go-to comfort food is Charlies Angels: Full Throttle. But it didn’t used to be.
I started bingeing and eating compulsively in middle school. I gained so much weight between 7th and 8th grades classmates didn’t recognize me in September. By the time I was in my 20s I weighed nearly 200 lbs (I’m 5’3”) and did most of my eating in secret. (Like drinking my roommate’s maple syrup out of the jug, telling myself I’d replace it before she woke up. I was totally lying.)
Like you, I tried a bunch of diets. I think I lasted three days on Weight Watchers <- my dieting personal best.
The work of Geneen Roth, Paul Campos and others set me free from the lie that dieting would ever solve my problems. (So grateful!)
But not dieting, by itself, wasn’t enough to end my suffering. I struggled for years trying to “eat intuitively,” which just meant I negotiated for the right to eat every meal (Am I hungry enough? Am I hungry enough yet?! HOW BOUT NOW??), binged from time to time, and stayed kinda fat a lot longer than I would have liked.
It was only when I married the latest brain science to a foundation of structured freedom that I
- completely stopped bingeing
- stopped overeating
- stopped making myself earn the right to eat every meal
- and ultimately stopped obsessing about all of it, including the proverbial "last 10 lbs"
Now I help my clients do the same. Most of them quit bingeing after one session, and quickly start to build better habits.
They also notice their jeans start getting loose pretty quick, too.
So that's what we do together.