In my early teens I was terrified of being fat. I was obsessed with my body and food. I was either dieting, or secretly eating everything I could. Always at war with my body. Then came the bulimia and the perpetual dieting. Each new diet or exercise program offered new hope. Each failure resulted in a binge and more shame.
Then I found hope in an unexpected way. A new book that introduced a non-diet solution. Finally, I was on the right path and for the next 10 years I read every self-help book. I was getting better. My purging stopped. My binges decreased. I started to be kinder to my body.
Then I had my son. My binging came back and then the bulimia. I was devastated. This was not going to take me down without a fight. As a naturopathic doctor, I couldn’t help but take a scientific approach. The next few years were trial and error. Each success built on the one before, and each failure provided new lessons.
I took these successes and failures and developed a modeled process that I shared with the first group of rebels. And like me, they started to get results. The Diet Rebellion was born!