Two days ago, Jillian Michaels (you know, the former Biggest Loser coach who regularly overworked, underfed, berated and “diet pilled” her contestants) posted a YouTube video sharing her thoughts on intuitive eating. I’m not going to link to her video. It’s out there and you can find it if you want. But I’d recommend NOT
FIND FOOD FREEDOM.
BEFRIEND YOUR BODY.
MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE.
Eating Psychology and Body Image Coaching for the woman who’s ready to eat, exercise and exist on her own terms.
YOU ARE WELCOME AND WORTHY OF HEALING, NO MATTER WHAT.
No matter how many diets you’ve tried, programs you’ve purchased, binges you’ve experienced, “skinny teas” you’ve sipped or books you’ve read.
No matter what you weigh, who you are or how you identify,
I want you to know that you are welcome and you are worthy.
You’re worthy of respect, dignity and competent care.
You’re worthy of love and belonging.
You’re worthy of a life lived, fully and freely.
And you are worthy and wise enough to create that life, in your own time and on your own terms.
If that life looks like a more compassionate relationship with eating, exercising and existing in your body,
If it looks like restoration and healing,
If it looks like taking up space and shutting down shame, then –
I Can HElp
AND WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. TOGETHER.
Food freedom DOES exist.
And befriending your body IS possible.
The journey isn’t easy. But, it isn’t hopeless either.
Breaking free from diets, rebound eating, quick-fix fitness plans and negative body image takes time. It takes practice. And it takes loving, knowledgeable support.
That’s where I come in.
Hi, I’m Lu
I’m a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach who’s got the compassion and experience to help you discover (or maybe, remember) the real you – beyond the bingeing, restricting, obsessing and self-loathing.
Through my weight-neutral, anti-diet courses and coaching programs I’ll guide you to heal your relationship with food and body for good.
So, if you’re ready to find lasting food freedom, make peace with the mirror, eat and exercise intuitively and be unapologetically yourself –
You’ve come to the right place.
And if you’re craving support that combines wisdom, empathy, connection and a healthy dose of badassery too –
You’ve most definitely come to the right person.
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The Mend Sessions
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What Clients Are Saying
I’d recommend Lu to anyone who is struggling with food and body - but really to any woman who feels she isn’t living the life she wants to be.I used to be obsessed with the scale. The body weight scale, food scale, how much weight was on the bar at the gym, myfitnesspal, my macro counts - basically any measurement of fitness achievement I could calculate. I was constantly exercising to manipulate my body and, no matter what I ate, no matter how many squats I did, I STILL found something I wanted to chisel away at. I exhausted, ignored and pushed my body. I didn’t trust her. And I was living in a constant state of fear. Fear of rejection. Fear that others would find out I was an imposter at work. Fear of showing up as who I really was because I wanted to be liked. (I shudder at that word now.) I had ZERO confidence and was a perpetual doormat. I knew I didn’t want to live the rest of my life this way, so I hired Lu. She is real and transparent and she challenged me to show up in the world that way too. Lu is dynamic and her insights into the struggles women deal with in today’s society make her invaluable. She is non-judgmental and can hold space for you, no matter what walk of life you come from. That is a true gift. She’s the honest girlfriend that we all wish we had, the person who will tell you what you need to hear, and her devotion is genuine. Since working with Lu, the way I see myself is completely different. I don’t look in the mirror constantly. I don’t pick apart my body. I see myself as a whole and recognize that I am actually a pretty amazing human with values, opinions, and things that I give a shit about. It is such a peaceful and freeing feeling to know that I am 100% okay as I am, right now. I've started pursuing creative interests that have nothing to do with fitness or food and I've begun to cultivate what it means to be uniquely me. I’d recommend Lu to anyone who is struggling with food and body - but really to any woman who feels she isn’t living the life she wants to be. To any woman who is afraid to pursue joy and to any woman who doesn’t feel that they are showing up in the world as the person they really are.
Through working with Lu, I learned to identify diet mentality and culture, love myself, and be grateful for my body.In hindsight, I know I've struggled with disordered eating and exercise since I was 13, and yet in our culture it seemed like the norm. Eventually, the food restriction and intense exercise I’d been doing for years caught up to me and I began to binge. It was during this time the thought occurred to me that “no matter how much smaller my body has been, it was never small enough.” I never felt thin enough or good enough. And that’s when it hit me that maybe the answer wasn’t in my weight maybe it was in my relationship with myself. That’s when I came across Lu. Her passion to inform others about diet culture and her direct communication were the wake-up call I needed to make a change in my life and she was exactly the person to help me through it. Lu is wise, kind, personable, understanding, open minded, and fun. Communicating with Lu always felt like I was talking to a dear friend who had my back. I could say anything to her without judgment. The recovery process can be difficult, and can feel lonely when everyone around you is dieting and criticizing their bodies. But, having Lu in my corner gave me a sense of security as I worked through my healing. It really is important to have someone on your side for recovery and support, and she does it so well. Through working with Lu, I learned to identify diet mentality and culture, love myself, and be grateful for my body. I discovered my self-worth and found peace with ME. In addition, I learned intuitive eating and exercise, and how much better I feel doing this. It’s a miracle to be relaxed around food for the first time in my life, and I have a sense of freedom that I never had before. For anyone who struggles with negative ideas of weight, food and self-worth, I can’t recommend working with Lu enough. She is the most amazing guide through the journey, and I am eternally grateful for her.
Signing up for coaching with Lu was one of the best decisions I ever made in my body acceptance and intuitive eating journey.Before working with Lu, I spent years engaging in disordered eating and exercise behaviors. I was never satisfied with how I looked and was constantly on a new diet or exercise program to try and make myself “good enough.” I “dabbled” in intuitive eating by doing research, taking a course, and engaging with people on social media. But despite having all the knowledge, something still wasn’t clicking. That’s when I found Lu on Instagram. She was so down to earth and regularly acknowledged the difficulties in working towards body acceptance while living in a larger body (unlike most of the other intuitive eating practitioners I had encountered who were thin and didn’t seem to care about the weight stigma clients may experience). I decided to sign up for individual coaching with Lu and it was one of the best decisions I ever made in my body acceptance and intuitive eating journey! Lu was great to work with. For the first time I felt like I had someone on my side, coaching me to make changes in how I thought, not just what I thought. Whenever I needed a pep talk or someone to process with, she was accessible and showed me that my questions were worth addressing, the difficulties I was facing were valid. Since working with Lu, I’ve felt more at ease with my eating and movement choices and more confident in my own skin, than I have in years (or maybe ever)! Lu is so easy to relate to—I never felt “less than” when voicing my struggles and I knew I was being truly celebrated in my successes. I would absolutely recommend Lu’s programs to anyone who is working on bettering their relationship with their body, food, and movement. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and genuine. If you’re looking for your very own “hype girl,”Lu is your coach!
In the six months I worked with Lu, I completely transformed.
I silently struggled with an eating disorder for ten years. Starting in high school through law school, I was entrenched in the restrictive eating and over-exercising cycle. As my mental health and physical health deteriorated, I spent years feeling ashamed, hopeless, and lonely. I never thought I would find a way out. But I did: it was Lu. From the moment I spoke with her, I knew Lu was the extra help I needed for breaking the cycle. In an instant, I felt supported, heard, and empowered. Lu has an uncanny ability to listen without judgment and to respond with profound understanding.
In the six months I worked with Lu, I completely transformed. I am no longer obsessed with exercise, calories, or weight. I eat and move to nourish my body rather than to punish it. My eyes have been opened to the wide-spread reach of diet culture and I have a new understanding of what healthy means. In addressing my food and body issues, I have been able to take on and evaluate other areas in my life such as my career, relationships, and finding my purpose.
I am forever grateful that Lu came into my life. She was a truly bright, guiding light in a time of great uncertainty and fear. I have gained more things than I can count, but one of the most important: a badass, caring, insightful friend.
It’s really quite amazing how different my mindset around food and body is now.
I used to be an entirely different person – hiding and bingeing and thinking I was addicted to food and sugar, forcing exercise to control my body and believing I’d struggle for the rest of my life.
Now, after working with Lu, things are so much better. I do what I do and eat what I eat because I want to feel energized, powerful, and happy. I move my body for fun and not as “punishment” for what or how much I ate and I have a better relationship with my body and others around me too.
Lu is amazing. She’s supportive and kind but also full of great knowledge about food, our bodies, and life in general! She allowed me to work at my own pace in my own struggles in real time – never judging or rushing or trying to limit our topics of conversation. My food issues were in many ways just a symptom of root problems and she created a safe space to delve into those topics that weren’t necessarily food or body image related. She always asked great questions and offered relevant resources too. I’m grateful for Lu’s work, words and heart. She invested herself in my healing and recovery and I am a different person because of it.
I feel so much more peace around food and my body now and that has freed up space in my life to find more joy and meaning.
I began working with Lu during a very difficult period in my life. I’d spent the last few years eating restrictively and obsessing about exercise. For a while those behaviors didn’t seem like a problem. But very quickly, they started to interfere with my ability to actually live my life. I couldn’t go out to dinner with friends because there wouldn’t be anything on the menu that I could eat without feeling horribly guilty. I couldn’t go for a bike ride or a run with anyone else because I had such a specific (specifically arbitrary) training program set out for myself. It was incredibly isolating and distressing thoughts surrounding food and my body took up far too much of my brain space.
I first heard Lu on the Real Talk Radio podcast and several of the insights she shared blew my mind and helped me come to the realization that even though I was doing all these supposedly “healthy” things, my mental and emotional health was suffering for it. Lu supported me through many difficult transitions during our 6 month mentorship. I quit school, came out to my parents and explored new relationships, not to mention all the progress I’ve made with regards to my relationship to food and my body. I love her holistic approach to this type of coaching because, in particular, this experience has made me realize just how much my preoccupation with food and my body was a symptom of issues I was grappling with in other areas of my life. I still have work to do but it was so unbelievably helpful to have Lu alongside me during the initial stages of my recovery. I feel so much more peace around food and my body now and that has freed up the space in my life to find more joy and meaning.
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