My name is Lindsey and I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I’ve made it my life’s work to guide and support you in cultivating a healthy relationship with food and your body, by helping you break free from chronic dieting and disordered eating, and learning how to eat for your body.
I want you to experience what life is like when food and body image don’t consume all your time and energy, while being able to confidently navigate all food-related situations, thoughts, and feelings.
I want to help you:
- Stop obsessing about food so it no longer holds you hostage
- Understand why diets have a 99% failure rate
- Feel confident and in control around ALL food and food related events
- Understand why your struggle with food is not a lack of willpower or character defect
- Explore the behaviors, beliefs, and expectations that may be keeping you stuck
- Recognize why and how restrictive thoughts and eating patterns can perpetuate binge and emotional eating, and how you can stop
For most of my life, food and body image consumed my life. I grew up in highly critical household where being thin became the only thing I was “good” at, while also serving as my survival mechanism in a chaotic, dysfunctional home.
What started as a simple interest dieting and exercise, eventually lead me down the path of chronic dieting and disordered eating for many years.
I spent all my time and energy trying to live up to impossible, perfectionist standards I believed I needed to obtain in order to feel like I was good enough and accepted; but inside, I was exhausted, disconnected from life and others, and emotionally drained.
I was constantly trying to make up for overeating or bingeing by punishing myself with hours of cardio and depriving myself of food, only to restart the vicious cycle over and over again.
“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.”
I finally hit rock bottom when I couldn’t go a day without bingeing and purging. My obsession with food and my body had completely taken over my life and I felt as though I had lost all control.
In a desperate attempt to free myself and live a “normal” life, I took the leap and reached out for help that started me on my path to recovery.
Thanks to the discovery of intuitive eating and mental health therapy, as well as refusing to fall for one more diet or food rule, I’m no longer controlled by food and weight.
Eating dessert or pizza no longer spirals me out of control, followed by days of restriction and self-loathing.
There are no more rules, “bad” foods, diets, weighing myself, counting calories, calculating macros, or obsessing over what I’m going to eat everyday.
I’ve simply learned to trust in my body to guide me, because it knows exactly what I need.
Change didn’t happen overnight
And it didn’t happen alone. It took patience, compassion, vulnerability, and a willingness to step out of my “comfort” zone, while exploring the underlying expectations, behaviors, and beliefs that kept me stuck.
It meant confronting my fears about gaining weight, accepting myself for the beautifully flawed human that I am, and practicing self-care on a level I’ve never known.
Because at the end of the day, no matter if we don’t love what we see in the mirror, every part of us deserves to be treated with love, respect and acceptance.