So, you’re stuck. Two steps forward, two steps back…maybe a little meandering to the side… and then you stop and look around…and it looks suspiciously like the exact place you started from.
Intuitive eating, joyful movement, and body acceptance…
Don’t all of those things sound like they should be easy? Like it’s only a matter of deciding to do them? But, no. You try and you realize that they are anything but easy.
Next thing you know, you’re adding intuitive eating, joyful movement, and body acceptance to the long list of “Things That Did Not Work For Me” (aka “Reasons Why I am a Failure”).
I have been there. When I first heard about intuitive eating, I was at the height of my obsession with “healthy” and “clean” eating. I had so much nutritional information swimming around in my head, and yet I was more lost and confused than ever.
When I heard the words “intuitive eating,” a little light bulb went off in my head. Of course! I just needed to listen to my body! My body would tell me what it needed! I was instantly high on my anticipation of relief.
So then I started to go about living my life, trying to be the best intuitive eater I could be. I took a closer look at my eating habits… and they did not look good. And as I tried to listen to my body, I realized that I couldn’t tell my inner wisdom apart from my intense longing for Cheetos and Oreos.
To say I was discouraged is an understatement. I went through a typical would-be intuitive eater’s mourning period that I like to call, “I think my intuition is broken.” And yet, I saw that the alternative wasn’t working either. So, I decided to get serious.
I read all the books and all the blogs. I went through professional training and internship with intuitive eating guru, Evelyn Tribole. I even completed my master’s thesis in health education on intuitive eating.
Step by step, piece by piece, I began to get it, what it really takes to become an intuitive eater, a joyful mover, and a body lover. While I learned a lot from books and gurus, I learned the juiciest and most important bits from my students, my coaching clients, and myself.
Here is the thing about intuitive eating, joyful movement, and body acceptance: You learn them by doing them. But you don’t have to stumble around alone like I did. You can move faster and smarter with the help of a coach.
Here are some of the things my clients have loved about doing coaching with me:
“Within a short time, I gained crucial insight into my motivations and was able to make noticeable progress towards intuitive eating and feeling more satisfaction from my food.” –Khalani O.
“Overall, I am much more relaxed about food and eating, my binges are essentially gone, I feel better physically, my digestion has even improved. I highly recommend anyone struggling with food and eating issues to work with Daxle!” –Colleen N.
‘Working with Daxle helped me to discover a much healthier relationship with food. I’ve learned a lot about myself in terms of self care, what foods ‘trigger’ a binge episode, what my hunger and fullness looks and feels like and more. My digestive system has balanced out and I don’t have nearly as much trouble with acid reflux as I did before.” –Kelli D.
“…the strides I’ve made with Daxle are things I never thought myself capable of achieving. Pushing away unfinished food because I’m full, taking a handful of chocolates and eating only 1 or 2, throwing out a dessert because it simply doesn’t taste good, not thinking about food for hours at a time, eating the thing that I want without hating myself for the next two days, and letting go of the idea that what I eat defines who I am, are things I believed were only for people with “will-power” that I didn’t possess.” –Courtney W.
(You can read more testimonials here.)
For a lot of people, coaching is the missing piece that helps them get where they want to be: Eating intuitively instead of obsessing about food. Moving joyfully instead of suffering on the treadmill or couch. Loving their amazing body.
You are capable of making this shift. Maybe you just need a little support?
If you ready to get unstuck and really start moving forward into greater ease and well-being, I invite you to set up a free phone consultation with me. We will talk about your unique struggles, my approach, and whether we should be working together.
You’ll find that I’m not much of a sales lady. Either we’re a match, or we’re not. I only work with people when I know they will benefit from my help. No pressure, nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Let’s talk!
P.S. Do you hate talking on the phone? Me too! But I find it’s the quickest and easiest way for us to get a sense of each other. If I can do it, you can do it! 💚