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If you find yourself constantly worrying about food and your body and it feels like it’s getting in the way of living your freaking life, I can help. I’m on a mission to help you feel totally free and confident in your food choices and body so you can eat what you want, when you want without any of the guilt, stress or obsession.
BEFORE: I was lucky to realize on my own that i was OBSESSED with food, and not in a good way. Every waking moment was spent thinking, "how do i look? can i eat this? how can i make this healthier? how can i ignore my hunger?" I would do weight watchers and only eat half of the allotted daily points because i felt my body would CLING to any morsel of off i gave it. I'd lose weight and still strive to lose more. I'd go to my husband's parent's house and HAVE TO WORK OUT before we headed over so I could eat maybe a little more than my plan allowed. It sucked. It got to a point where i freaked out at my friends seemingly for no reason. I was miserable, but the whole time i thought i was doing the right thing because i was trying to lose weight and be skinnier. Literally eating EVERYTHING in sight, starting with fruit and carrots and diet sodas and eventually moving on to cheese and whatever leftovers and snacks were available, should have been a wake up call that I had a problem but it wasn't; instead it was a self shaming, demoralizing process.AFTER: I'd done a lot of work on my own to recover. I don't doubt i had BED. But once i realized what was going on and was able to see how it effected others, i was able to make moves in the right direction. I began following members of the Intuitive Eating and Anti-Diet community, eventually finding Madison on Instagram. her posts rang true to me and have continue to (where other accounts can waiver in their messaging). By luck I won a contest for a free session, where within minutes i was ugly crying - letting go of sadness and hurt i had felt for years. I had a few more sessions after that; valuing the verbal release of things that had been on my mind but hadn't been able to express because it didn't fit into diet culture. Madison gave me tools to continue to move forward in my life in ways I had long before wished i could. Now she's like a little voice in the back of my mind that reminds me that "this outfit is cute; wear it! // i could really go for a cookie - eat it!" when my own little voice isn't as loud. I'm really grateful for her kindness, understanding and patience as this process isn't easy. Having a sounding board is a valuable tool and i would encourage anyone to at least TRY working with Madison and see what it does for them. - Ilyse
Before The Subtle Art of Food Freedom, I had a very unstable relationship to food and my body. It really stressed me out. I spent so much time thinking about my body, searching for workouts, scrolling through social media comparing myself to unrealistic pictures, etc. It was so draining and really distracted me from the fulfilling, important things in my life. I used to workout because I wanted to have abs and a perfect body but it didn’t really make me happy and wasn’t healthy for me.Now, I really enjoy working out because it energizes me and contributes to my well-being. I am so much more relaxed around food. I feel calm when I go out with friends. I can enjoy all of the delicious foods I love without beating myself up or punishing myself for it later. I have more time for my hobbies and things I love. I am more in harmony with my body, thoughts and emotions. It feels like I am a whole human being now. I feel in unity with my body, not against it. Now, I like to think my body is a tool to do whatever I like to do. It's not the center of my life anymore. My self acceptance is higher than ever and I feel truly beautiful. I am now the point when I just ask myself in the morning what I WANT to eat and I trust my body to choose what seems right today. And that's soo good! Madison’s program was a game changer. I really enjoyed the program and it was a process where I could see the changes from day to day. I have more time and headspace to do what I love now which is so freeing and fulfilling.
I’ve been working with Madison for six months, and I can’t even begin to describe how life-changing it has been. Before I started working with her, I felt completely out of control around food and at complete odds with my body. I was frantic and desperate for a way to find relief from the chaos I was feeling.Madison has helped me to change all of that. I catch myself when I start going into old habits, I don’t feel out of control anymore, and I am actually able to start imagining what life can be like as someone who is free of the lies I’ve lived with for so many years. Looking back at who I was six months ago, I almost don’t recognize that person. That feels AMAZING. It’s true that I’m the one who has had to do the work, and that there is more work to be done, but Madison has kept me going in ways that would not have been possible without her. On more than one occasion I’ve thought to myself, “What would Madison ask me right now?” and that has been a lifesaver! Her compassion, her insight, and her belief in me have been a true blessing on my Journey. If you have the chance to work with her, take it! I am so glad I found her when I did!
Learn how to break free from diet culture, 5 empowering beliefs you need to adopt to become an intuitive eater and 5 simple strategies to kickstart your journey to food and body freedom!