"This morning I’ve been reflecting on how my relationship with food has changed since I attended your course ‘Freedom from Emotional Eating’ at the Relaxation Centre last year. I feel really grateful for having met you and heard your ideas about intuitive eating.  I want to share my experience to let you know what an amazing impact attending your course had on me.  I adopted your approach that deprivation means craving and bingeing, and have over the last 6 months, been ‘normalising’ all my feared foods. It has been scary at times, I’d have to buy foods multiple times before I wouldn’t eat the lot in one go, but over time my fear of deprivation has decreased.  It has taken a lot of nurturing around food to regain my own trust that I won’t hurt myself using food through deprivation or over-consumption. I’ve gained around 10kg but surprisingly feel the most comfortable in my body in years, and have much less bloat, I feel slimmer and healthy. I’m not sure if I’ve fully let go of my notions around what weight I want – just recently I’ve started losing weight which has been scary, but I know I’ll work through these fears. I’ve eaten a wholesome breakfast consistently for several months, my pantry is well stocked and I feel safe around food. I’ve started trying new foods and increasing the variety in my diet - at the moment I love aromatic foods like herbs and spices. I’ve also been doing counselling to help me feel, recognise and accept my emotions. I’ve also seen that food isn’t the only coping strategy I’ve used, so there are other challenges to overcome. I think the most amazing transformation is within me, that I can accept myself and I’m starting to like and even love myself. Life is an incredible journey.  I just opened your booklet and saw the quote ‘pain is inevitable, suffering is optional’. A quote with the same meaning that inspires me is ‘suffering is resisting what is’. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was beautiful global timing that I came to your course and I’ll be forever grateful.  Wishing you well in life, With love and light"   Christina

 

 

"I was at the Freedom from Emotional Eating seminar at the Relaxation Centre a few weeks ago ... and I just wanted to say thank you so-so much.  What a truly life-changing experience it has been - I've never eaten so much fruit in my life and I cannot believe how truly awful some of my Roolly-Roolly Scary Foods actually taste ... doubt that I'll ever eat Cheese Supreme corn chips again!   I am also sure that I was simply really ready to hear what you had to say - it made so much sense to me then and it continues to resonate very deeply with me.   I always knew, deep down, that Weight Watchers and the like were not for me - thank you for confirming what I knew to be true.   I have mentioned the course and philosophy to a few colleagues - and the Diet Mentality is very, very strong, isn't it? "What do you mean you can eat whatever you like?!" is so common.   It's as though we really believe we are all repressed gluttons with no common sense, just waiting to be unleashed.   I have no cynicism or disbelief about this whatsoever - can't wait to see what my beautiful body really looks like, left to her own devices and to reveal her true self.  Thank you, Karla - thank you, thank you, thank you.  Best wishes and warm, warm regards" Melissa

 

 

"I thought I'd give you an update on my journey; I've been binge-free and diet-free for 18 months now and I can’t tell you how freeing that is and what it means to me to be able to say I have a life now, before I was just going through the motions, feeling numb inside and spinning out of control. That obsession robbed me of 8 years of my life and I'll never get those years back. My husband and kids can finally say they’ve got “me” back too, only a much more improved version. My biggest motivation for coming to see you was to be a great role model for my girls so they never have to go through what I did, well I'm doing it now rather than just dreaming about it. Of course it’s been a huge learning curve for me with lots of self-discovery and a few tears shed but I have found an inner courage and strength I wasn't aware of before.  I've taken up boxing recently and even lifting weights - you should see me, I'm dangerous! We're planning a trip overseas next year and I'm thinking about returning to Uni to pick up my studies. That's something I wouldn't have even considered in my other life. My body reflects how I feel inside, which is vibrant and beautiful and strong. It took a while, but now I can say I like living inside my body. For everything you do Karla, thank you" Kathryn xx 

 

 

 

 

News

 

 

"Eating Out of Control" BMag article on Binge Eating.  Click on the link below to read

http://bmag.com.au/style-wellbeing/health-fitness/2013/02/05/binge-eating-out-of-control/

 

 

Double Click on the News Articles to enlarge

   Fat Chance of Success page 1

 

    Fat Chance of Success page 2

     

  

   

   Serving Up New Way to Beat Bulge

 

 

   Fat Belief is Wave of Mind Over Matter

 

 

 

  

 

   Pursuit of Perfection page 1

 

  Pursuit of Perfection page 2

 

    

Perfectly Stressful

 

 

         

No Such Thing As Flawless

 

 

    

  All Pain with No Gain page 1

   All Pain with No Gain page 2

 

 

 

 "Ugly Side of Fashion"  The Courier Mail 26 Aug 2008  http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24234671-5003426,00.html

 

Body and Soul - Diet be Damned"   Why diets don't work and what does - SheSaid.com written by Karla Cameron

 

"The Lean Years" Diets, food and weight obsession - The Sydney Telegraph Sunday 26th November, 2006

 

 


 

 

 


 
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