You have been on a diet for years; perhaps most of your life. Hopping from one diet to the next, constantly searching for an answer. When you severely restrict caloric intake on a regular basis to try to lose weight, are obsessed with body weight and size and go on and off diets constantly despite loss of weight…you may be a chronic dieter. This can be severely unhealthy and can have long-term psychological and physiological effects. No matter where you are at on the Chronic Dieting continuum, as your coach, I can help.
Our eating challenges fall on a continuum. According to Webster, the simple definition of a continuum is “a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities.” Imagine that I am holding up a long string. There are many different points along the string between the two ends. Just because you are not at one end/extreme or the other, doesn’t mean you do not struggle.
Many will think if they are not suffering from a clinical eating disorder, such as Bulimia and Anorexia, or haven’t been diagnosed with Obesity and related health concerns, then there isn’t a problem. However, if your mind is consumed with thoughts of food, body, exercise, etc., then you certainly have a pain-point. The great news is that you do not have to live this way. No matter where you are at on the continuum, I will meet you there and help!
"Sarah was a constant source of strength, well-being and motivation in my time with her. She helped me identify and capitalize on my strengths. She is the most positive person I have ever met! She made me feel like there is nothing I cannot achieve. I learned how to think positively about my weaknesses and of those around me. She is a life coach."
"During my time with Sarah, I realized just how much I used food in every state of emotion. From happiness to sadness to anger. I even used it as a reward system, but at the same time would always feel like I was making a bad choice. Sarah helped me to see my relationship with food was not something to get rid of or hate, yet learn from. She also helped me to see that there was something so much deeper going on. It is hard for me to open up about certain things, but Sarah is so easy to talk to and it all just seem to poor out. I’m so grateful for each conversation we had!"
"From our wonderful 13 weeks together, I learned to believe in myself and have better overall confidence in everything. I was empowered to challenge myself and proved to myself that I CAN do anything I put my mind to. Sarah is super easy to talk to and I would recommend EVERYONE to her! I always enjoyed and looked forward to each of our sessions!"
“Sarah, thank you for teaching me how to be kind and gentle, while still holding myself accountable. Also, your encouragement, kindness, and support is very motivating! Your group series changed how I see some things. I'm grateful!”
“Your group series provided me great information! I definitely took away that being healthier is a journey. I think your positivity is really helping me to make changes as they fit into my life, but also to make it a priority. I love your gentle reminders and the approach you take to healthy living in general. Thank you so much!!”
“Thank you, Sarah. I had this profound feeling of acceptance from our sessions. Acceptance of my body image, acceptance of eating habits, and acceptance of my feelings when I feel them. That is what I took away. I’m looking at food in a whole new light. I appreciate you helping with that mindset!!!”
“I really enjoyed taking part in your group. Thanks for having me. You are fabulous! I love all of the psychological aspects behind our eating habits. I must admit, I didn't think about that before. Thank you for opening my eyes!”
"My time with Sarah has been truly life changing. I have been a yoyo dieter my whole life. After every success and failure of each new diet, I found myself helpless and not able to trust my body, further confused and misguided as to why the latest "fix" failed. In working with Sarah, we began to closely examine and deconstruct my every day habits. In doing so, we were able to tweak and make adjustments. Now, I actually enjoy my food and eat less without being on a diet. I have also learned to be gentle with myself. I think this is critical for all of us, not just those of us working through body and eating challenges. I am happy to report than in the short time with Sarah, I have lost 15 pounds without restricting any specific foods or food groups. My journey continues and I am so grateful for everything Sarah has taught me!"