After being a Body Oriented Psychotherapist for more than 25 years, I had to face the fact that there were some areas of my own reality that I totally ignored.
I had been yo-yo dieting since I was 23 and for me the problem was not that I could not lose weight…but I could not keep it off.
From Cetonic to the Paleo diets, from Acupuncture to Homeopathy, from Yoga to Pilates, I tried every strategy to lose weight and read every new book about nutrition, food, and the like.
I was obsessed with the subject so I went to every serious professional in the “weight loss industry” in my city, and every one of them worked…for a while. And then, before two years passed I would put back around 10 kgs more than my “healthy” official weight. In short, in the last 30 years I have lost more than 160 kg…10 kg at a time!!!
10 kg may seem insignificant, but being a very short person, 10 kilos is a lot, and I could feel them in my knees, my back, all my joints, and even in my difficulties in breathing.
I could see myself eating compulsively any time I was not sure at what time the next meal would be.
I could see me binge eating every night at home when feeling tired and alone.
I would get on the scale and write down the numbers EVERY DAY for more than 20 years (with water % and BM% too!!!).
Finally I found the Psychology of Eating and Marc David’s approach. I resonated with every fiber of my body and my soul with the idea that all these things that I called “problems and obsessions” are not so, but are a calling from my Inner Wisdom, telling me there’s something in my life that I have to face, change or accept.
The training to become a Psychology of Eating Coach was a great opportunity to explore my own issues in all these areas. I still have challenges, but for the first time in years I do not even see the scale (and it’s still in my bathroom, but I just don’t need it anymore). For the first time in years I do not spend most of my day thinking about my meals, the appropriate place to eat “healthy” or the new market where I could find the veggies I need.
I became a helper for others with similar challenges and my approach as Coach and Psychotherapist has expanded immensely thanks to the work I did with Marc and Emily in the Psychology of Eating Institute.
Margarita Soberon Mainero
Clear. Nonjudgmental. Spacious.
Margarita Soberon Mainero is a Diploma Certified Cranio Sacral Therapist and Teacher from the Upledger Institute. She has been a Body Oriented Psychotherapist for more than 25 years and has worked with the Body-Mind-Spirit relation exploring many schools of thought. In her practice she holds a sacred space for her clients to find an opportunity to safely go inside and explore the many truths that we humans try to ignore: from abuse to trauma, and from the absence of love to the demands of our “thin-obsessed” society.