IF YOU HAVE tried diet, after diet, after diet without lasting success, THEN i GET YOU.
I lived that cycle for many years of my life until I decided it had to stop.
Hi, I’m Sabrina. Mom, wife and ex-professional dieter turned UNdieter. Once upon a time, I looked for the perfect diet that would work for me. And by that I mean, a diet that would help me to lose my weight FOREVER. Sadly, that diet never showed up but what did show up was a realization that dieting all the time was making me obsessed with food, teaching me to hate my body while missing out on so much of my life. It wasn’t a good feeling to wake up everyday looking in the mirror and hating what I saw while beating myself up over what I ate the night before. Is this sounding familiar?
I just couldn’t keep doing this and I knew it wasn’t helping my mental or physcial health by constantly restricting foods, binging on the foods and starting a new diet everytime the last one failed me. There was something that wasn’t working and It couldn’t be the diet. I felt like I had really tried them all. I felt that there had to be more to this and that there definitely had to be more women out there suffering like I was. So what did I do?
I made the decision to stop the cycle and decided to figure it out by getting off the diet rollercoaster. Was it easy? Was it a straight shot to success? No. It was bumpy, up and down, side to side and nothing but an uphill climb. Is it over? Am I smooth sailing now and riding off into the sunset perfect everyday without ever having another issue with food? No. And that was totally what I was missing in all of my years of living in diet hell too. I thought it was going to be perfect. That I would arrive at my goal weight and life would be magically different. But It wasn’t. That’s not real life, that is only a diet advertisement geared to sell you yet again another diet or quick fix solution that just won’t work long term.
The real solution is doing the work. Putting in the time and effort so that you don’t have to be here again. Starting over again.
My first steps to getting where I am today, which is free from dieting, waking up loving myself no matter what I ate the night before and feeling neutral around food started by going back to school. I knew that what I was missing in order to figure myself out required a deeper understanding about my body. I knew that if I understood the relationships between all the systems in my body and how they worked together and against each other, than I would find the answers I needed in solving my troubles. I was missing a holistic approach to it all. I had tried to figure it out just by looking at my physical fitness. I had tried to figure it out just by looking at my intake of food, calories and fat. But I never looked at it all together and more importantly, looking at it from the angle of why am I just not doing what I know I need to be doing.
So I studied, studied, studied and I still study lol but I studied really hard and eventually came out on the otherside as a certified holistic nutritionist, personal trainer with a specialty in behavior change + corrective exercise. On that journey I learned a lot and I was relieved to find out that my issues weren’t as simple as just food or exercise. What I found was that I wasn’t balancing out my emotional needs, paying attention to my mindset in combination with the food and exercise. Balance is key and balance of mind, body and soul is the door unlocked to long term success. The struggle was definitely worth the end success, and that success was my sweet freedom from a life filled with never ending diets and failures.
Since then…It has been my passion and joy to help other women on their own jounrey. I have always loved to help others and impact their lives in a positve way but this has been a blessing to help women take back their own power and transform their lives forever. By teaching women who have been unsuccessful at dieting (like myself) to finally create a healthy relationship with food after years of struggle and learning to love their bodies after years of self-hate is a once in a lifetime experience.
So, how can I help you then? Well, first I teach you how your body works so that you can know how to eat while living a REAL life + discovering how to find exercise you actually love ALL while understanding (and learning) how to manage your mind WHICH is the most important, yet biggest missing piece out there in the diet world. Because…if you have dieted as long as I did, then you know that voice in your head really well…that one that can talk your out of doing anything you really want to do. Even if you just started 5 minutes ago. That brain can be a troublemaker if you don’t know how to manage it.
Each week we work together to see what went well, what you can do better or what we need to tweak in order to make it all flow together more easily for YOU. Nothing is cookie cutter, it is always being customized to what feedback your body gives us and then teaching you how to use these cues yourself to keep dong all this for the rest of your life. My approach is always about sustainability and maintainability now and for life!
Incase you are wondering, yes you can create a better relationship with your body and food . You might be used to failing. Learned how to not trust yourself and are just doubting everything I am saying but trust me, I get it. I have been there. You need someone that believes in you until you can start believing in yourself but that doesn’t mean that you don’t do any work. There is always work, but work that you can do and not work that overwhelms you into inaction. That is what I am all about. Meeting you where you are, giving you space to fail and learn while guiding you to the very next step upward and onward. No quick fixes here. No 30 or 90 day plans…just YOU plans that are on the time you need in order to heal the root issues so that you don’t ever have to come back to this starting point again. That is FREEDOM my friend!
It’s all possible.
And at the end of the day, why do you want to diet anyway? Do you love deprivation? Feeling hungry? Battling with yourself daily? Why do you want to lose the weight? What do you gain from that weight being gone that you can’t have right now today? Why do you feel it is soooo neccesary to look a certain way? These are questions you need to ask yourself. What have you been fighting so hard for?
Does it help you to be a better person? Better at your job? Better wife, mom or daughter? Does it end your inner struggle?
The answer I used to get when I asked myself these questions is no. Because even if you got to that size today, you would still be in the same place under it all. If you don’t fix the root issue than you will keep ending right back here. So why not just fix that instead. This is where women fail most. Why they keep dieting and that is what holds you back my friend. Let’s not keep doing that, OK?
So what now? What’s next now that you know all of this. Well, I would say that It’s time to make a decision. What do you want to do about it? While you think…here are some fun things about me to help lighten the mood. 😉
Besides waking up everyday and loving myself…I also:
1. LOVE music…my most favorite genre is rock, the Deftones specifically. Tool. STP. APC. So many plus I love to sing.
2. Love coffee and I drink it daily (see, very real person).
3. Love reading self-help and personal development books.
4. Love designer handbags. Kate Spade = YES.
5. Hate to wear socks. Yes, even in winter but I have to so…
Now that you have learned a little bit more about me and had some time to think…all you have to do then, is just Click here to book your one on one session with me. It’s a great 30 min. chat about what is going on with you and what you really need. Simple. Easy. You just have to show up and speak to me.
But before you go, if you aren’t ready to do the work and get down to it, then I totally understand. Everyone comes to this moment at different times in their life and in different places on their journey, maybe its just not your time yet. For more support, follow me on social media or go check out my podcast called The Nourished For Life Podcast and get the support you need in the now. My podast is on 9 different platforms so anyone can find it by searching it up on whatever platform you already listen on.
And please don’t be shy, especially if you need the help, send me a message…you can always catch me on Facebook but never be afraid to send me a private message and start a conversation. I don’t bite.
Looking for personal training instead? I can help there too. I offer online personal training sessions via zoom. So many women are looking for a one on one experience and this is a great way to stay motivated while taking care of your body. Just like nutritional coaching, we start with a consult. We will chat about your goals, what you have done for exercise and where you are wanting to go. Have an injury? That’s my specialty. There is no excuse to get and stay moving. I have experience with rehabing many different injuries so that you stay safe while making progress. You also don’t need fancy gym equipment to get a good workout in. All you need is your body and a few small items to get the gains you desire. If you are ready…schedule a consult below.