Coaches’ Blog

The Power of Letting Go of Body Shame and Weight Bias

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

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

¿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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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”

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

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 […]

Love Yourself, Love Your Body

Does this sound familiar? Trying on clothes, seeing a photo of yourself, or looking in the mirror, and thinking,“I hate my body.” You are not alone. In one survey, 97% of women reported that they have an “I hate my body” moment every day. Think about how much energy we waste agonizing over how we look. Just take a few days and pay attention to all the unkind thoughts about your body you (and other […]

Comfort Eating – Honor It, Rather Than Resist It

Comfort eating is not a “bad” behavior. We’ve all done it, and for good reason! My intention here is to open your mind to a more positive and overlooked practice, which is: To acknowledge the beautiful lessons that comfort eating holds, and to honor its purpose in a healthy way. Here’s why this matters… When we try to ignore our feeling driven behaviors, we do ourselves a disservice. Any time the human brain searches for […]

The Importance of Understanding Your Why!

What’s the first thought that pops into your head when someone talks about New Years resolutions?⭐️ If you are anything like I have been, you may think of weight loss. Right? The thing about a New Years resolution though is that the mood you were in when making that resolution passes. Doesn’t it? Therefore, it is pretty important to get to the root of your why! Why do you want to make the change? What […]

Win Your Fight with Food for Good

Imagine waking up one day having no more food fear. Unwanted thoughts around food or your body no longer linger in your mind. You can eat what you desire without obsessive, excessive planning… without attachment. YES. It’s POSSIBLE! I don’t remember the last time I woke up having my very first thoughts be on food. Maybe this sounds familiar to you… What can I eat today? I’m so mad at myself for what I ate […]

Food: From Fear to Freedom

For so long I searched for the “right” way to eat in hopes of totally healing my mind & body. I truly believed I found it several years ago when I began to experience better health in many ways after making big changes in my diet. I was thrilled. Also, I was convicted it was the right way for anyone who might need healing. And then my body and needs changed; and I found my […]

Time to JUST BE

For as long as I can remember, my life has been built around what foods I “should” or “shouldn’t” eat. This would flow into so many daily decisions and often looking back, it would ruin my enjoyment of many moments. Dinners out with friends staring at the menu and deciding if I would be “good” that night or if I would choose to indulge and then likely spend the rest of the dinner feeling guilty […]

The Importance of Intention

When I first went to college (quite some time ago) having heard you can be whatever you want to be…I took many different prerequisites and I looked into a lot of career paths but I never did finish any programs in that phase of my life. (I didn’t have a focus so I didn’t reach any particular goal) If you’re thinking, I hear you…that’s me too. You may be curious about what I’m doing differently […]

Helping Others I Helped Myself

My inner peace and sense of fulfillment is my most precious treasure right now. When I started the program I was struggling. I wanted to help others. I wanted to help the most vulnerable populations I had been studying for more than 30 years. I was feeling guilty, confused, and powerless because as a cultural anthropologist I had used the holistic approach to study, understand and explain human behavior, but not to help humans heal […]

Imperfectly Perfect

It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, and I can’t sleep. My eyes won’t close, and I am hungry. Actually, I am starving. But why does it matter? My body doesn’t deserve food. I turn over onto my belly to try to silence the grumbling of my stomach; silence its desperate cry for help. I don’t want to awaken my sister sleeping next to me. I don’t want to reveal my weakness. I am not supposed […]

My Personal Journey to Intuitive Eating

As long as I can remember, my body was something that needed to change – it was not ok the way it was. I had antagonizing thoughts running through my head all day about what and when to eat and exercise. I would get upset with myself if I had a piece of bread or craved something sweet. I would feel stressed if I realized I hadn’t eaten vegetables at every meal or hadn’t done […]

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