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  • Navigating Body Image Challenges: The Catalyst for My Journey as a Coach

    November 17th, 2023

    I see now, the cycle of self-abuse, self-rejection and self-attack that I was born into. It is clear now how generational it is, being passed down from parent to child like eye colour or body shape. Just like my blonde hair, I accepted this chronic self-hatred without pause, having no idea that this very thing, was the source of my unwanted weight. How could the roll over my jeans not be the issue here? It […]

  • Whole Body Harmony: More Than a Meal

    November 13th, 2023

    Once upon a not-so-distant past, my world orbited around my diet. The precision of a scientist with every bite, every calorie. But even with the “cleanest” eating, something was missing. It was a lesson I learned the hard way: true health isn’t just about the greens on your plate. I had developed an eating disorder and it was killing me quickly. Let me tell you, I’ve spent years, yes, years – relearning the language of […]

  • The Art Of Deeper Listening

    November 13th, 2023

    My body has been talking to me for years through digestive issues, weight gain and lack of energy. I partially listened by changing my diet and following various diet protocols, little did i know that enrolling for Mind Body Eating psychology was going to take my journey to a deeper level of understanding myself more as a conscious eater and improve my relationship with food, mind and body. I now know there’s something that has […]

  • Love Is The Answer, Not Hate

    July 26th, 2023

    I used to hate myself. To cure this, I embraced perfectionism. I was constantly striving for flawlessness. Growing up with loving, but emotionally unavailable parents, I sought safety by avoiding anything that could lead to punishment, rejection or shame. I learned to suppress my emotions, be the “good girl,” and wait for acceptance and love.  As I entered puberty, my perfectionism extended to food and eating. A book called “The Low GI diet for kids” […]

  • I Thought I Knew?

    July 11th, 2023

    I have been in the fitness and nutrition fields for almost half of my life now. I have also been an athlete for almost all of my life (except a handful of years in my late teens and early 20’s where I found partying to be more important.) What I thought I knew about myself and my body, as it turns out, was only just a cover. It wasn’t until beginning my journey with the […]

  • The Gift of Transmuting our Compulsions

    April 21st, 2023

    An idea passing by: The time has come to quit smoking…  My body: This feels right. Let’s do this.  My uneasy mind: Wait, What?! NOW? But what if you go back to binge eating and gain weight?!  Quiet voice from I-dunno-where: Whatever is behind compulsive eating or smoking, it’s the same. You can face it. You have the whole Mind Body Eating Coaching Training to figure out what it’s about and to prepare yourself to […]

  • Starting A New Year Can Be Overwhelming

    April 20th, 2023

    Sometimes we focus on doing and achieving things, instead of learning, accepting or growing. Every new year and actually every new day is an opportunity to live! We can start every day with thankful thoughts that can help us grow and focus in what we have and what we are. When giving thanks we can focus on the bigger picture, and not only a small aspect of our lives. When you learn to love yourself […]

  • Relax Into Your Journey

    April 3rd, 2023

    Nothing can quite prepare you for hearing the three words “You have cancer“. Even worse, to then learn that your particular disease is incurable. Looking back, there were clear signs and symptoms that I had been ignoring for several years, but I was simply too busy with my life as a wife, mother, and a fast-paced corporate employee. I was literally running exhausted from one task to the next: from work commitments, grocery shopping, food […]

  • Overeating to Cope with Overworking

    March 18th, 2022

    Everything we do in life, we do to feel or not feel something. And I, my dear friends, until reaching my 40s, have been the Queen of using food emotionally. But now, I have finally begun to feel my feelings instead of overeating and overworking. And as a certified food psychology coach, it’s my joy to teach other professionals and entrepreneurs to do the same. We spend a third of our lives working, supposedly. But […]

  • Food and Stress were Synonymous

    March 1st, 2022

    I spent years punishing myself for feeling my feelings. Often when I would run, I felt I was running away from my life but had nowhere to go. I would refuse to buy clothes because I hated my body. I dieted constantly – moving from diet to diet, trying to find the one I could stay on and that my body liked. I would exercise 1-2½ hours, five days a week, and then find something […]

  • The Power of Letting Go of Body Shame and Weight Bias

    January 14th, 2022

    I’ve undergone a lot of transformation over the last 7 years. I’ve stopped dieting, made huge breakthroughs in overeating, binge and emotional eating, lost a ton of weight (from my body and mental/emotional weight) but to be honest, I didn’t do much work around body shame.  I mean, I remember being at my heaviest weight – 225 lbs – and feeling an enormous amount of shame, the “please God, no one look at me” kind […]

  • My Body Reflects My Story

    December 27th, 2021

    Why am I showing you this? In our beautiful and complex world nowadays there is a general culture of insecurity around our body, what a sadness, seems is never enough. Can it be a lifetime learning of how to love ourselves? Can it be about maturity? Between the ages of 15 and 26 years old I think was the time I criticized my body the most, just in the “golden age”. My shoulders, my nose, […]

  • Adriana Zangarini | Coach Especializada en Pérdida de Peso

    December 6th, 2021

    ¿Quieres perder peso y te saboteas? Yo también. Fue gracias a mis herramientas de crecimiento personal que me ayudaron a tener claridad y constancia en descubrir que pasaba. Te cuento un poco de mi. En un principio organizaba cursos de crecimiento personal en Venezuela: meditación, física cuántica, constelaciones familiares, ángeles, geometría sagrada, flores de Bach, entre otros. Todo eso me llevó a aprender muchas cosas, entre ellas cómo podía ayudar a las personas a que […]

  • New Tools to Empower Healing

    June 22nd, 2021

    I came into the IPE program eager to transform a life-long unhealthy relationship with food and body image and fuel my passion to help others.  Despite years of self-education in the diet and nutrition world, I would describe myself as having a love-hate relationship with food and body built on fear, control and a masculine mindset. I did not trust myself around food. I did not know how to “handle” my appetite. I was afraid […]

  • From War To Peace

    June 7th, 2021

    What is meaningful to me in this phase of my life is to be true to myself and my dreams.  In the past, I often put my aspirations on hold for the way that I looked or sadly, due to how the media or others said I should look.  I have come to a point in my life where I value my life and want to make sure that other women learn to value theirs […]

  • Look Inward to Rise Upward

    February 22nd, 2021

    Like a caterpillar to a butterfly, it can be hard to identify what all takes place as we evolve into our own – it just happens naturally. We start out with little consciousness, go through what seems like some very long, dark, and confusing experiences of self-discovery, and then we begin to see the light as the chrysalis begins to split. This is when we can look back and thank the struggles, both influential and […]

  • Redefining Beauty

    February 13th, 2021

    For the first time in my life, I am not afraid of living in my body. I don’t wish I had another body and hopefully I never will. The feeling of not being good enough, or thinking that you will not be accepted the way you are, has been a subconscious voice for the longest time. With the help of the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training I learned that I AM ENOUGH just the […]

  • We Can Only Heal From A Place Of Love

    January 4th, 2021

    One day, after walking around Whole Foods for a half hour, with nothing in my cart, I went home and had a complete breakdown.  After spending 18 months committed to a gut-healing diet that wasn’t working, I felt torn between surrendering and persevering.  I was afraid that if I stopped the diet, my digestive symptoms would get worse.  And, yet, I didn’t think I could go another day of eating such a strict, boring and […]

  • Finding My Self-Worth

    December 24th, 2020

    I have been called an overachiever my whole life. As a child, I continually sought the approval of the elders in my life. My greatest fear was disappointing them. It never occurred to me that having my own dreams was even a possibility. I have collected degrees, certifications and extra trainings to make me feel worthy. I have also struggled with weight and body image issues since childhood. My mind and body seemed to be […]

  • Finding Strength through Self-Care

    December 17th, 2020

    About 12 years ago, my life was turned upside down with a Cancer Diagnosis that became the catalyst for a huge transformation in how I viewed my own health.  At the time I was newly married and had a couple of teenage kids, working full time as a Personal Assistant in the Corporate arena.  I was a workaholic, and my health was not my priority – but the way I looked was, and my mind […]

  • Learning to live in the now!

    June 12th, 2020

    Have you ever heard the term destination addiction? Destination addiction: The belief that life will be SO much better when you are thin (or when you are less stressed, have more money, aren’t in quarantine anymore etc) In all honesty, I get it. It is easy to think if outward circumstances were different, we would be happier. I lived under a impression of being broken for many years. For a long time I felt like […]

  • Loving the body you’re in

    June 12th, 2020

    In my life, I was *always* aware of how my body looked different from everyone around me. I was called “thick” or “big boned” when I’m actually neither of those. I’m quite petite! But I developed young compared to my sisters and peers, and people didn’t know how to respond to those changes in a healthy way. I’ve carried the pain of those comments well into adulthood. I spent my youth being self-conscious about my […]

  • Learning to Listen

    June 9th, 2020

    I was brought up with the belief that my brain should be the primary source of my knowledge, wisdom, and trust. I followed cognition over intuition and my thoughts became my beliefs, truth, and reality. This translated directly to a mistrust of my own body. I listened to dietary “expert” advice, followed every fad diet promoted on commercials and tv, and believed that the only “right” type of body was the one that I saw […]

  • I’m moving into my “Queen-dom”

    April 24th, 2020

    As young girls mature into their teenage years, it is quite common to be concerned with one’s shape and size. As women, we tend to compare ourselves to one another. And as teenagers we don’t “know better” and understand what really matters in life. But as time goes on, it’s critical to learn to incorporate balance in life. Another key lesson is to recognize the importance of knowing one’s own values and priorities. I’d say […]

  • You and Your Body – A Reconciliation

    April 17th, 2020

    During this time of separating ourselves from others, we have a unique opportunity to make one very vital connection – a connection that can improve our physical and emotional health, but one that many of us have neglected or even damaged. Let me first say that we humans are made for connection. We are made for relationship. Many of us spend at least a little time cultivating some form of connection – with God, our […]

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