Your guide to living your best healthy life, without diets!
Gain food freedom and body confidence without diets
You are in the right place if you're tired of dieting BUT aren't sure what to do instead to feel better about your body and take care of your health.
HEALTHY EATING ISN'T ABOUT THE FOOD
Dieting based on restriction and deprivation sets you up for rebound eating (aka emotional eating, stress eating, falling off the wagon). It’s no wonder you feel out of control around food. Constantly thinking about food zaps your precious mental energy making it harder to do things that are actually important to you.
Healthy eating is about having a healthy relationship with food.
YOUR WILLPOWER IS NOT GREATER THAN YOUR BIOLOGY
Diets don’t work long term because at some point your body’s natural survival instincts kick in. As part of the starvation response, your body will increase hunger hormones making you want to eat everything and anything in sight. We readily accept that height and eye color are heavily influenced by genes.
Why do we fight so hard to change the natural shape and weight of our bodies?
LOOKING GOOD COMES FROM FEELING GOOD
There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good! Compliments and praise are nice, but true body confidence comes when you practice body respect. Listening to your body when it tells you that it's hungry or tired or injured or tense and responding accordingly shows respect. And respect feels good!
HI, I'M SHERRY
I'm a certified health coach and nutritionist.
For many years I was also a chronic dieter striving for perfect health and a waistline to match. I tried every diet out there, some more sensible than others (five days of only potatoes!?). The older I got, the harder it became to maintain any results. The only lasting effect was an unhealthy preoccupation with food and my body.
With fifty just around the corner, I said enough is enough! I couldn't face another diet. I had to do something different. So I embraced anti-dieting and intuitive eating and discovered that:
it's not about the food, it's about your relationship to the food
I needed far less willpower when I started working with my biology instead of against it AND
body confidence comes from feeling good, not looking good
Now I eat what I want when I want, trusting my body to help me make good choices. My days are no longer consumed with thoughts about food and seeking out the latest diet. I live comfortably in my imperfect body. My confidence comes from knowing that I'm taking care of myself and that makes me feel good.
WHAT DOES HEALTHY MEAN TO YOU?
Being healthy doesn't mean
being thin/skinny/lean/toned/trim (insert current euphemism for weight loss)
swearing off carbs
exercising every day (or any day!)
watching what you eat
doing yoga or crossfit
drinking green smoothies
using cauliflower as a substitute for carbs
eliminating white foods
never eating after 6 pm
doing a 30 day challenge that involves only eating certain foods
OR DOING ANY ACTIVITY FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SHRINKING, CHANGING OR CONTROLLING THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF YOUR BODY
Taking care of your health looks like
eating when you are hungry
going out for a girl's night because you had a hard day and your spouse/kids/work are driving you crazy
curling up with a good book
doing a hobby you enjoy
going to bed early
getting out in nature
moving your body in ways you enjoy
being in community
saying no to a friend because you already have too much on your plate
eating donuts (or any other food) because you LIKE them
intentionally curating your social media feed
challenging your inner critic by not believing everything she says
learning to sit with an uncomfortable emotion instead of distracting yourself
My mission is to help 1,000 women defy diet culture and instead embody a richer and more wholistic definition of health that is meaningful, impactful and sustainable for them. And if each of these 1,000 women influence just one other woman, and that woman influences one other woman, and so on and so on and so on, the ripple effect could be 1 million empowered women who've reclaimed their bodies, their relationship to food, their value, their worth and their health.