The Unrestricted Mentorship
Life Without the Limits
Imagine a future where you eat, exercise and exist on your own terms.
You trust yourself completely, keep your cool in the kitchen, and skip a gym sesh without guilt.
Body confidence isn’t dependent on fitting into last year’s crop top and you’re no longer hiding out in oversized sweats.
Workouts happen because you want to (not because you have to), eating is easy and self-care is a priority.
You’re present in relationships, inspired at work and committed to causes you care about.
This is life unrestricted.
And it’s yours if you want it.
Can you relate to any of these frustrations?
If you’re nodding along to these struggles, don’t worry.
Your story doesn’t end here.
Soon you’ll be saying things like this:
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.
The Unrestricted Mentorship
A six-month private coaching program that offers committed, customized support in the areas you need it most like:
A mentorship as unique as you are.
There’s nobody quite like you. And there’s no food and body relationship quite like yours either.
Sure, many women have similar experiences when it comes to eating, exercising and existing in their bodies. But, the healing is in the details. Your relationships, family, culture, environments, genetics and significant life events all play a role in your food and body story and contribute to your patterns of thought and behavior.
That’s why I’ve designed the Unrestricted Mentorship Program to be flexible and intuitive.
I’ll start by getting to know you – food, body and beyond.
Then we’ll let your specific needs and real-time circumstances guide the coaching process and shape your learning of these important mentorship concepts:
The goal of the Unrestricted Mentorship is simple, food freedom and body friendship.
And we’ll do what it takes to get you there - together.
The Mentorship Includes:
6 MONTHS OF COACHING
That’s half a year of individualized attention from me. You’ve spent ages hating your body, controlling your snacks and postponing your dreams. This mentorship gives you the time and space you deserve to uproot the old beliefs and patterns that were holding you back and create a new inspiring way to care for yourself, instead. I’ll be right there to support you through the inevitable ups and downs along the way.
FOUNDATIONS SURVEY + CALL
We’ll hit the ground running with a questionnaire designed to give me plenty of useful information about your relationship to food, body, self and others. Next, we’ll follow that up with a 55-minute phone call to discuss your answers, get clear on your goals and lay the groundwork for your bi-weekly coaching sessions.
12 55-MINUTE COACHING SESSIONS
This is where the magic happens. These sessions are customized to you and your needs. You’ll share your thoughts, concerns and experiences while I listen attentively. Then I’ll provide intuitive counsel on how to overcome your personal struggles with food and body, become more self-aware, and create a life you love.
12 PERSONALIZED SUMMARIES
In addition to the insights and advice I offer during our coaching sessions, I’ll follow up with a written summary of our work together including resources, recommended mindset shifts and action steps to support your progress. These emails are full of highlights and homework to help you reflect on the progress you’ve made and keep up the healing momentum.
TEXT AND EMAIL SUPPORT
That’s right, you’ll have my number and you can use it too! Text or email whenever you’re looking for real-time advice or encouragement. Whether you need someone to remind you why MyFitnessPal is not actually your pal, give you a virtual high-five after a victory, talk you down from your fitting room frustrations or help you navigate an awkward conversation with your partner – I’m there.
SNAIL MAIL LOVE
I’ve got a thing for surprises and the postal service (both the mail carriers and the band). And because you’re a member of the Unrestricted Mentorship Program, you’ll reap the benefit! I’ll send you notes or gifts to inspire you on your journey and celebrate your personal growth. If it reminds me of you, I’ll snatch it up and snail mail it your way – just for fun!
WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THE UNRESTRICTED MENTORSHIP YOU’LL ALSO GET FREE ACCESS TO THE MEND SESSIONS
The Mend Sessions is a 10-week online course designed to help you eat intuitively, make peace with movement, respect your body, hone your intuition and practice shameless self-care and compassion.
I have more acceptance for who I am, as I am, in this body, or any other body, now.Before working with Lu, my every thought revolved around food, my body, and when I would eat or workout next. I knew that after 10 years of trying to 'figure this out' on my own and nothing changing - it was time to do something different. I couldn't do it alone anymore. I had a friend who had worked with and raved about Lu. So, I decided to work with her too. Through the mentorship, Lu helped me realize that I am perfect right where I am, as I am, and gave me the confidence (and the cheerleading) to live life unapologetically. I now know that listening to my body (not diet books/ fads or pictures of me when I was 18!) is the only way to keep moving forward. I eat when I am hungry, stop when I am full and eat previously 'off limits' foods with so much more grace and ease. I am no longer scared to go to events in case there is food I want to (but 'shouldn't') eat. I am no longer scared that I will always be chained to food. I workout and move how my body wants to move WHEN it feels like it. I have more acceptance for who I am, as I am, in this body, or any other body, now. Lu is like the most supportive friend you could ask for. With her, you're always able to reach out for on the spot coaching when you need it, which was so so helpful. I recommend Lu's coaching for anyone who's looking to find a new way to be around food, body & who they are in the world. Life doesn't have to look like a constant diet, workout, fatigue and obsessing about food. But, the journey can be scary unlearning everything we have learned about food and our bodies. It's a journey that needs a guide. And Lu is that guide. You don't have to deal with this forever, it is possible to change your relationship to food & your body.
Lu truly understood what I was going through and had so many valuable tools that ACTUALLY WORKED.I was at war with food, exercise, and my body for over twelve years. I was mentally and physically drained and had hit “rock bottom” after another crazy diet and workout program before my wedding. After working with countless therapists over the years, I was beginning to give up hope that anyone would ever be able to help me. But then I met Lu. From our first conversation I knew I had found someone special. She truly understood what I was going through and had so many valuable tools that ACTUALLY WORKED. Not only did she help me break free from the diet mentality, she also helped me peel away the layers of shame that were keeping me from living my best life. Lu is authentic, deep, and compassionate. She made me think, question, and reflect in ways I never had before. Lu is also kind, supportive and will be your biggest cheerleader. She celebrated even my smallest victories, which kept me hopeful and encouraged. I can’t believe that after only six months, Lu was able to turn war into peace. For the first time in a very long time, the obsession stopped, the worry faded, and the love for my life and myself has been restored.
Without exaggeration, I am happier and more grounded NOW than I’ve been in my adult life.I had anorexia as a teenager which led, years later, to bingeing and food restriction. As an adult, I was obsessed with food control and my motivation to exercise was always to “burn calories." Then, last September, I found myself crying in the shower thinking "surely there must be more to life than this." That's when I met Lu. I first heard her on a podcast and was captured by what she had to say. I checked out her Instagram and website and resonated so much with what she shared. She seemed funny, down-to-earth and curious with a mix of kindness and tough love. Turns out, Lu was all of those things. She is so kind, relatable, and has a huge heart. She is very present in her interactions. Her insight is ridiculously personalized and her coaching is practical. She’s helped me tune in and listen to my own internal direction and validation related to food, movement and myself (which I still get surprised by because for 30 years I’d been using mostly external input). Lu is like a diet culture myth busting ninja. My goals for my mentorship with Lu were to discover how to eat normally, like and appreciate my body, exercise for fun and make peace with food, body and myself. Ultimately, I wanted to "come home to myself." And in just six months - I did. Since working with Lu, I went to an all inclusive resort in Mexico for a week with no food freak outs despite the all day buffets! I honor my cravings and no longer suppress them. I’ve discovered that it is safe to trust my body and that she (my body) is wise and strong. I now move in ways that are pleasurable to me, exercise is no longer about calorie burning and I rest without guilt. Through Lu I discovered that I don’t need to be skinny to be happy. Without exaggeration, I am happier and more grounded NOW than I’ve been in my adult life. I’m so truly and deeply thankful for Lu and this mentorship.
In many ways, because of Lu, I am finally becoming the person I knew I could be, a person not defined by "food issues."
Lu helps you to discover the person that's always been inside and allows you to embrace that and come home to it.
I thought I was stuck in diet mentality and
body hate forever. But, Lu did the impossible.
LIFE WITHOUT THE LIMITS is Closer Than You Think
GOT QUESTIONS? I'VE GOT ANSWERS!
Because you’ve probably spent a very long time steeped in diet culture, self-loathing, shame, restrictive eating patterns, over exercise and destructive behaviors around food and body. Six months is really only the tip of the iceberg.
Healing takes time and plenty of practice too.
The Unrestricted mentorship allows you to dig deep into mindset and behavior work in a way that’s gentle and paced for success. Plus, you’ll experience some of the inevitable ups and downs of life with me by your side! Because it’s one thing to learn a new skill set, and something else entirely to apply it. From binge episodes or triggering events, to restrictive thoughts over the holidays, work pressures, a broken relationship or a season of grief that has you wanting to return to restriction or sprint to the nearest nutella jar and dive in – I’ll be there to guide you, encourage you and show you a kinder, more compassionate way to relate to yourself, food and body.
Due to the individualized coaching support provided through the Unrestricted Mentorship Program, I only take on a certain number of clients at a time. Please apply on the connect page HERE and I’ll be in touch to discuss current start dates and answer any questions you may have.
Absolutely! The Unrestricted Mentorship Program can reach around the world (and it has!) As long as you have a reliable internet connection, email and a phone – we’re good to go.
The mentorship requires an investment of time, resources and energy.
Our work together is productive and the outcomes are sustainable. There’s no one-size-fits-all canned sessions, no gimmicks, no illusions. There’s simply YOU + ME partnering towards an approach to life that is free of guilt, unending body stress, food freak-outs and those disgusting diet drinks too. You’ll acquire powerful tools to deconstruct and reconstruct your view of self and these concepts and practices will be useful long after the mentorship is over. Ultimately, you will eat, exercise and exist on your own terms.
While no one can put a price on that kind of freedom, here’s mine:
Unrestricted Mentorship Fee – $3,500 USD (payment plans available)
I don’t anticipate that happening.
But, I’m not interested in keeping money that I didn’t earn. And you should question any practitioner who is.
So, here’s the deal – if you (or I) determine that the mentorship has reached a premature end and that determination is communicated according to the terms of our contract, a pro rata portion of your mentorship fee will be refunded to you.
Maybe. Maybe not. I can’t say. And as a Non-diet, Health at Every Size(™) practitioner, I couldn’t care less. As a side effect of healing your relationship with food and body you may lose, gain or maintain weight. Body changes are unpredictable and based on several factors outside of what you eat or how you move.
Forcing your body into submission doesn’t provide sustainable results for the majority of individuals and no coach or counselor can, with integrity, promise you a permanently smaller body.
My work is all about teaching you health enhancing mindsets and behaviors (including but not limited to intuitive eating, joyful movement and body acceptance). I offer an approach to eating, exercise and body that is flexible, kind and nurturing forever.
Keep in mind that any practitioner, coach or trainer who sells lasting weight loss is either confused or lying. Research is quite clear that intentional weight loss doesn’t “work.” 95% of people who lose weight with diets, “lifestyles,” pills, supplements or rigorous workout programs gain it back (typically plus some) within 1-5 years. And if you’re here, you probably know that already.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a clinical eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, etc.) or believe that you have one, this program IS NOT a substitute for medical care and licensed therapy. The Unrestricted Mentorship can be an excellent support during or after treatment in order to encourage and maintain recovery. But, it should not be your sole source of care and is not a replacement for proper medical and psychological attention.
Please consult your own healthcare professionals to discuss the course of action that is best for you.
Yay! In that case, the Mentorship will serve as a great resource for keeping up the momentum. Chances are, you’ll still learn A LOT of new-to-you information and gain additional tools, mindsets and coaching for your transformation process. Plus, there’s a whole lot of life coaching packed into this program. So, even if you’re feeling pretty peaceful with food and body there’s probably plenty of work to be done in other areas of life – and I’m ready to support you through it.
Feel free to apply and we can schedule a call to talk specifics.
Yes. Just fill out this form and we’ll schedule a time to discuss your questions and your timeframe. Then, we’ll complete a contract and collect a deposit to hold your spot.
No problem. Committing to the Unrestricted Mentorship and taking the leap to revolutionize your relationship to food, body and self is a really big deal. Of course it requires consideration and maybe some conversation too.
If you’re on the fence, apply here. Then, I’ll be in touch. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with me directly and hear from my references too (past clients) if you’d like.
Please, don’t waste another minute counting, cardio-ing or condemning yourself for approval.
And don’t blow another hard-earned paycheck believing the broken promises of quick-fix detoxes and fad fitness plans.
I know it can be tempting to close your eyes, make a wish and try “just one more time.”
But you and I both know, it’s not worth it.
Life’s too short.
And you’ve got more important things to do than guzzle shitty shakes and suck in your stomach for the next twenty years.