Hello beauty! My name's Andrea.
I am literally you, except just a couple of steps ahead.
Not too long ago, I was just a girl who wanted to be loved and accepted but who felt that if she gained a pound she would lose everyone’s love and support.
Can you relate?
As you can imagine, believing that set me up for a life of starving myself, fad dieting, binging, emotional eating, purging, rinse, repeat. A cycle of endless, self-inflicted torture. Food used to completely own my life. Literally.
I've since worked with psychologists, psychiatrist, nutritionists, been on anti-anxiety medication and anti-depressants. I've done bikini competitions to prove to myself that I could do it and stick to a diet.
I became a personal trainer and that didn’t help me solve the problem for myself or for my clients. I then became a health coach and that didn’t help me solve it either! I became a nutritionist and I realized that giving people diet plans was NOT helping them! People know they shouldn’t be emotionally eating cookies but they still do it! Why? I went for my masters in more holistic nutrition and realized that that wasn’t it either!!!
I could NOT get to the bottom of emotional eating and eating disorders for myself or for others.
On top of that, even as a nutritionist, I still found myself binging, obsessively counting calories and struggling around food.