Welcome to your life after diets
Karla Cameron provides hope and a deeper level of understanding for people with eating issues - whether you identify as struggling with emotional eating, binge eating, bulimia, anorexia or body image issues, I can help you.
Life After Diets was born when I decided to use my experience, instead of having it use me. I am the founder of Life After Diets, a program to feed your self-esteem and help you transform your relationship with food. I provide counselling for all eating issues.
It's not your fault! Dieting is the single biggest cause of developing an eating issue.
Dieting causes us to become pre-occupied with food and our weight. Dieting triggers a loss of control over eating as a normal, natural, biological, survival response. Overeating causes weight gain and weight gain causes further dieting, which is how we become dependant repeat-clients locked into the weight loss industry. The last thing the weight loss industry wants us to do is get smart, get out and become 'unobsessed' with food and our weight – it’s not good for their profits.
When we are no longer dieting and restricting, we will also no longer be rebounding by losing control and overeating, so the struggle will cease to exist. It is possible to release your emotional weight as a natural, long-term side-effect of embracing life as an intuitive eater and finally dealing with the core underlying issues of why you emotionally eat. It's not about the food.
Life After Diets provides...
An alternative and holistic philosophy about your relationship with food. You can test the waters and attend a one-off session or you can keep coming back to complete the entire program in a series of one-on-one private sessions. The choice is always yours. Small group workshops are regularly presented throughout the year in Brisbane. Interstate clients can utilise telephone counselling sessions with Karla.
In your journey to freedom, you will be given many tried and tested practical ideas and strategies to finally understand and work with your eating issue. You will discover it was no accident you developed an eating issue. Our eating issues have a great depth of meaning and they 'work' for us in many sub-conscious ways. You will be given plenty of time to integrate and finely tune the new ideas to see what works best for you, in your life. Instead of rejecting your past experiences and being terrified by years of suppressed or denied feelings, you will find yourself slowly embracing them and dealing with them in new and most importantly, safe ways. You will begin to trust yourself.
Truly resolving your eating issue is about taking on more personal responsibility and reclaiming your personal power. Full responsibility is gently handed over to the best person there is to make all the decisions regarding your body, your weight and your eating preferences – that's you.
By taking one step at a time, in your own time, you will discover a real shift has happened. This is the revolution you have been seeking - except it's an internal experience that works its way outwards.
You may not have heard the terms 'intuitive eating' or 'non-diet approach' before and that's okay, this is common. That's because there is no money to be made out of teaching people how to do it for themselves. Conversely, we're all highly attuned (and exhausted) by the world of dieting, detoxing and weight loss programs. Losing weight - even temporarily, like 98% of dieters do - is all about making money, not helping people make real changes in their lives.
In Australia by 2015, it is estimated we will be spending one billion dollars annually in this industry. In the USA, spending is approximately sixty billion annually. And yet Australia and the USA frequently top both obesity and eating disorders lists of statistics per capita.
A non-diet approach first surfaced in the USA in 1970 (known then as an anti-diet approach) by Carol Munter and Jane Hirschmann, who are world pioneers with their "Overcoming Overeating" workshops and book of the same name. Susie Orbach from the UK documents every woman's struggle with her "Fat Is a Feminist Issue" book series from 1978. Dr Rick Kausman is Australia's non-diet pioneer from 1989, beginning with his "If Not Dieting, Then What?" book.
The current global movement gathering an enormous amount of strength, which incorporates a non-diet approach, is "Health at Every Size" (HAES). You are not alone, there is much support out there.