Lisa’s Story: Self Care Coach

With twenty years of coaching experience, Lisa Capehart calls herself a “Self Care Coach.” But it wasn’t always that way. Lisa started dieting at an early age and clearly remembers taking boiled eggs to school in her lunchbox in the fourth grade. She continued to diet off and on until her son was born. She …

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Bernadette’s Story: From a Program to a Process

Like many of us, Bernadette’s journey included body shame, rigid eating, and emotional eating. In this interview, she described this way: Food was something I treated myself to or tortured myself with. While searching for answers after following a very rigid but only temporarily successful diet, she came across the free chapter 1 download of …

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Cheryl’s Story: Finding joy by showing up

“I always thought that happiness was what happened when you got what you wanted,” Cheryl Harris MPH, RD explains in this interview. Then she learned about finding joy by showing up.

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Paulette’s Story: From Emotional Eating to Freedom

Paulette had been coping with food and struggling with emotional eating from a young age. In this interview she talks about her journey to freedom.

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Jenn’s Story: Learning to love herself

At 35 years old, Jenn says she has 35 years of habits. For Jenn, it was “the emotional attachment that I had made to food, not my lack of self-discipline or lack of knowledge about nutrition that was really causing the stumbling block for me. I just don’t think I had the right tools to understand myself.” …

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Nicole’s Story: Recovery from Binge Eating Disorder – “I deserve it!”

In this honest and moving audio, Nicole describes how, after thirty years of bingeing, she is now able to live a bigger life than she ever thought possible!

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Gretchen’s Story: A Weight Off Her Shoulders

Gretchen explains, “I became obsessed with food, logging, and exercise. I’d go through my ‘I hate my body’ times. I was plagued by it. Slowly the other things I loved fell away. It felt tragic, but I didn’t know what else to do. I felt so sad, but I continued to log every bite.”

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Nesha’s Story: Letting Go

Editor’s Note: After receiving the lovely email below from Nesha, a participant in a recent Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat, we asked her to share her story. She agreed, saying, “What you’re doing is important and valuable. I want to validate this process! It is truth.” Just wanted you to know …

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Kari’s Story: Finally, Peace

In 2013, Binge Eating Disorder was added to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5)—thirty-six years after I found myself sitting on the floor of a dark basement, leaning up against a chest freezer, eating a case of frozen Twinkies—my shameful secret. My first memory of hiding food was when I was 8 …

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Ann Marie’s Story: Beauty from Ashes

Ann Marie’s mother vacillated between chronic dieting and binge eating-and still does. “From early on I was made to feel ‘less than’ my slim siblings. My mother called me ‘pushy and bossy’ and said that I just had to get out first ahead of my twin brother at birth.” Tragically, her twin brother was “born …

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