Forget the WHAT. We're going to change the WHY.
You don't need more people telling you what to eat to lose weight
You don't need more people telling you what to do to be healthy
You've been on that ride a hundred times - you know it's not working. The weight never stays off & the "plans" never stick
You need to focus on why. Why can't you stick to those things? Why can't you stop eating in ways that make your body feel like crap? You have to learn why you're stuck in those patterns & then, how to change it. And that's exactly what the Cognitive Eating Academy is here to help you do.
You think it's because you're "addicted" to food or sweets or because you have no willpower - but that's not true.
How do I know?
Because I spent over two decades feeling that way myself (and struggling with emotional eating, binge eating & bulimia for many years). I've also spent almost an entire decade working with other women in the exact same place.
After all that time, I've yet to meet a single woman willing to sell her body to Ben and Jerry for a pint of Chunky Monkey. But I have learned why we end up feeling so out of control with food, and struggling so hard to "stay on track" or find peace in our bodies.
More importantly, I learned the exact steps required to change it and I've bundled them up into a simple-to-follow system that I call Cognitive Eating.
In all my years of work I've heard the same reoccurring comments from people every day:
"I've been dieting my whole life but I'm heavier than ever. I don't know what's wrong with me."
"Low-carb (or keto, paleo, weight watchers, or whatever) worked so great, I lost all this weight but I'm so stupid because I just put it all back on."
"I wish I was the size I used to be the first time I thought I was fat."
"I hate my body. I can't stand looking in the mirror or at pictures of myself."
"I do so great for a while but I'm such a screw-up, I always just end up falling off track."
"I'm so ashamed of the way I eat."
"I struggle with food the most."
It breaks my heart every single time because I remember living like that. I felt so beaten down by that constant war in my head that I was exhausted and often dreaded getting out of bed in the morning because I knew it was just going to start all over again. But everything changed when I realized what was causing it all and started working on actually changing those things.
Hear What People Are Saying
Cognitive eating works to create lasting weight and food freedom because it addresses the issues at their source and teaches you how to actually change them by using a range of modalities that have been proven effective and used for decades for dealing with a wide variety of mental health issues, including eating disorders and disordered eating.
Learn to work with your mind & body with love & compassion rather than against them with rules, deprivation and, willpower (that we all know, never works).
Through my unique three-part process, you'll get all the tools and support you need to learn why you keep self-sabotaging weight loss or healthy eating efforts, and how to change it.
By targeting the issues at their source you're given the power to change it all.
Finally stop dieting & learn to enjoy food again, all foods, guilt and shame-free
Learn to stop mindless, emotional, and even binge eating
Learn how many of my clients lose weight and keep it off without even trying
Learn to trust yourself and your body to make your own (healthier) choices - never struggle to live by another food rule (and then hate yourself when you can't) ever again
Learn to live (and eat) from acceptance, compassion and kindness, rather than judgment, blame and shame
Learn to love the skin you're in and break away from unhealthy thoughts and behavior patterns so you can build healthier habits, live more fully and at peace
How It Works
When you join the Cognitive Eating Academy, you'll have access to a new video lesson with guidebooks, a meditation, and new strategies to practice every week for six weeks. You'll also get continued support and guidance every week in the live coaching calls for up to two additional months. Unlimited personal support, accountability and guidance are available from me once a week in live group coaching calls, via email and our private group, every day.
Here's What You Get
Six weeks of live group coaching calls for all the help, accountability & support you need in a fun, loving environment from a community of women who know exactly what you're going through
Two 60 minute private sessions, one on one with me (to be used any time within one year of joining)
LIFETIME ACCESS: online members vault with all your CEA course content so you can learn at your own pace, any time, day or night, from your laptop or mobile device
LIFETIME ACCESS: movement options designed that will teach you how to incorporate daily movement into your life as a long-term habit in ways that decrease aches, pain, tension and help your body feel better to live in
Plus, you also get...
LIFETIME ACCESS: private online community where you can connect with me and the other ladies in the group through the week
NEW: unlimited live help and support between group calls through real-time voice messaging on Voxer with me and the rest of your group during the course
NEW: alumni membership community that keeps weekly live coaching calls going for as long as you need them. When you join the CEA you get two additional months of free weekly calls at no extra charge with the option to continue them as long as you want (for a small monthly fee) after that
"I feel like I won the lottery!" - C Thomas
Choose the option below that works best for you. If you're in Canada, email me to arrange etransfer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a weight loss program? Will I lose weight?
I define the phrase, "settling into your ideal weight with grace and ease" as weight freedom which I define as the ability to maintain a weight in which we're happy, healthy and confident. One in which we feel and function at our best without thought or obsession.
You'll be learning to make choices from a place of empowerment & joy, choices that make your body feel terrific to live in, and ultimately just living in peace and learning to love and enjoy food again, guilt and shame free.
Happiness and freedom to love and feel amazing in your skin -- whatever size it ends up settling at is what matters. If those things sound good to you, CE is for you!
Why choose the Cognitive Eating Academy?
👉 It is the first and only program of its kind that incorporates the best of mindful eating, intuitive eating, cognitive-behavioral strategies and more into one comprehensive, life-changing experience.
👉 Clients in the CEA have gone from bingeing for years, to no more bingeing, from feeling completely helpless and out of control around food to eating a half a chocolate bar, or not even wanting things like pizza or ice cream, from hating themselves and feeling guilt or shame every time they eat certain foods, to just being able to enjoy food again ...some in as little as a few short weeks.
👉 The Cognitive Eating Academy is a proven and repeatable system, backed by not only a decade of research and experience but an entire year of development and perfecting.
👉 Created by an MBCT coach and leader in the field of healthy living through brain training, habit modification and self-love, who also happens to have almost a decade of experience as a former award-winning personal trainer and nutrition and wellness coach, champion figure athlete ...and bulimic who struggled for over 2 decades with her own weight, food and body image.
👉 Get guided through the process of complete weight & food freedom by someone who has been exactly where you are, knows the way out and understands first-hand everything you'll be feeling and experiencing along the way.
👉 You get unlimited access to the entire course curriculum 24/7 from your phone or computer for as long as you need it.
When does it start and what happens when I sign up?
When you enroll you'll get a welcome email with an intial consult form to be filled out and sent back to me. Our next start date is September 28th, 2020. This is when you'll gain access to all the content, and the weekly chats.
Every week after that, you'll get an email from me with content for that week and a reminder about the chat. The weekly chats are where you'll have the opportunity to go over any questions you have live, with me and the rest of your Cognitive Eating Academy group.
How do I know this will work for me when I've tried so many other things?
I almost exclusively work with women who have "tried it all". Women just like you who feel like failures because they've been struggling for years. Of those women, I have never, ever had a single for whom my process did not change literally everything, when they did the work and kept practicing the skills they learn. I cannot guarantee how long it will take but I can guarantee that it's a process that will work if you're commited to it.
Well how do I know I'll actually to stick to this when I just end up quitting everything else?
You don't and neither do I. What I will tell you, is that this process is unlike anything you've done before and I've meticulously crafted every detail to support your success. There's no guilt, restriction, deprivation, feelings of failure, or any of that stuff that comes from the things you've tried already. Feeling good and doing things that align with your wants and needs is the entire goal of this process - what do you want and need right now to just feel good?
That's really at the heart of this work. It's about learning to do things that align with who you are, with what you want and what you need to feel better. That makes it a whole lot easier to not want to quit - because there's no suffering, deprivation or punishment involved! And when you practice the new skills long enough, there isn't even anything to quit because your brain completely changes so it just becomes your new normal!
I'm nervous about the group element. I'm very private and I don't like to share.
This is probably one of the most common concerns I hear but here's the thing, one of the biggest reasons you've not been successful in healing your relationship with food and your body is probably because you've been scared to share and get help. As soon as you start voicing it and getting some help, you'll begin to heal. I know it's super scary at first but every one in the group is there for the same reason you are. They're all in the same, and I've been in it too. We all get it so this is the safest place to share. It's all 100% confidential. Plus, one of the things the women in my groups always say they love the most once they do get in and start sharing is getting to share with women who know exactly what they're going through. Knowing we're not alone and other people understand us is incredibly comforting healing because we're wired for connection and belonging.
How much of a time commitment is required? I'm worried I won't have time for it.
Imagine how much extra time and energy you'd have if you didn't spend it all obsessing over food and your weight. Seriously, think about it for a second. Think about all the time and energy you’d have if you weren’t constantly obsessing, stressing and feeling ashamed. Plus, the CEA gives you tools to integrate into your life. It's not about an entire lifestyle overhaul, or spending hours "working on yourself" every day. The CEA is designed to give you new tools to use in the things you're already doing. The only time commitment is in listening to the lessons (one short one a week), spending a few minutes a day with the workbooks and attending one coaching call a week.
What's the movement bonus section all about? Is this an exercise program?
No, you won't be given workouts but there will be a movement element because we want to address both physical and mental health. Each week you'll be given a booklet with movement options and tips for learning to build movement into your daily life as a long-term habit that you enjoy, rather than a chore you dread. Improving the way it feels to live in your body is the goal. Learning to change your relationship with exercise so you stop dreading it and start building the habit of incorporating it into your life in a way that will last and makes your body feel good is the also goal.
*Note: The movement section is an optional bonus element of the program that's not a requirement
How do I know if this is the right fit for me?
What does your gut tell you? Listen to that, it will not steer you wrong. If your gut is telling you this is what you need but you're still on the fence, ask yourself if it's fear holding you back.
Trust me, I get that. I've been paralyzed by fear more times than I care to remember, in my life. Why? Because change is scary! Staying stuck the struggle is more comfortable than changing - it's totally normal to feel that way because it's just the way our brains work. But if you truly want to end the battle and find some peace in your life, if you truly want to start feeling better, don't let fear hold you back. How do you not let it hold you back? You simply decide that you'd rather live your dreams than spend the rest of your life living from fear.
But will I get enough personal support from you?
When you join the CEA you get me. Not some other random coach or mentor that's been trained by me, you get ME. You get two one on one coaching calls with ME. You get all the time you need in our group calls to talk directly to ME. You get unlimited support in the private community, all week from ME (and your community members). And you get unlimited voice messaging support from ME.
And the alumni program has been created so that you get me for as long as you need me so you never have to feel rushed through the process or like you're falling behind. I will have your back until you don't need me anymore.
If anything, by the end of it, you'll probably be sick of me. ;)
Why is it so expensive? I'm scared to make the investment.
Actually, it's a lot less of an investment than most other programs like it and it's the only one of it's kind that combines so many different modalities to make sure you're getting a complete mind-body transformation. I recently spoke with a graduate of the free training program I offered last week who said she made more progress in 5 days of my free program than 10 years in therapy and a hundred other things. She even spent a year in a program that was supposed to teach her the psychology of eating which likely cost thousands of dollars. I guarantee that for the money, this is the best value out there.
If you get that but are struggling to make it happen, I offer payment plans to help. I'm here for you and want to make it work for you.