Inspiring Client Stories✨
Koren started dieting and trying to manipulate her body size at 12 years old. All through her teenage years, college, and her 20’s she was plagued with constant guilt and shame about food and her body, trapped in the cycle of binging and restricting. Even the times when she reached her “goal weight,” she still didn’t feel like she was good enough and the harsh self-talk was just as loud. After having her son, Koren found herself counting down the days until she could go back on Weight Watchers. Once she was back on the diet, she felt miserable and rundown. Eventually, her therapist recommended looking into Intuitive Eating, and the rest is history… Listen as Koren reflects on how she went from being a life-long dieter to an intuitive eater.
I was introduced to Intuitive Eating through a podcast, and in looking for a counselor to work with, I landed on Leah‘s website. The description of The Embodied Method resonated with me so strongly; I felt like because I was looking to reconnect with my intuition, it made sense to follow this feeling. I knew I needed real help and support to address my relationship with food but I was very skeptical that I could have a peaceful relationship with food after a lifetime of struggling (I’m 50). Though I had my doubts, reading about Leah‘s approach filled me with hope. That said, I was hesitant about working with someone much younger than me, thinking it would be hard for a young person to understand the decades of food issues I was bringing to the work. All that disappeared quickly during the discovery call, as I realized I could only benefit from Leah‘s experience and approach.I simply cannot overstate how important and beneficial, and life-changing working with Leah has been for me. The Embodied Method has led to a complete shift in how I think about food and what it means to really take care of myself. Eating no longer comes with feelings of shame and I can honestly say I had never experienced that before.Learning how to listen to my body, how to sit with uncomfortable feelings, and how to eat without fear and shame — these things have completely changed my day-to-day life. Leah‘s insight at every step has been crucial to understanding it all and truly internalizing this work into how I think. I have had such exciting moments when I realize the tools and behavior changes are happening on their own…and Leah always takes time to celebrate the “wins,” big and small. I have felt complete and non-judgemental support from Leah at every step. Her program is extremely thoughtful and caring — definitely a reflection of Leah herself. She is wonderful, supportive, thoughtful, and compassionate.In addition to learning to enjoy eating to no end, I am now open to life and the future in a way I had forgotten was possible, thanks to working with Leah.
For Lizzie, food used to be something that she felt like she needed to strategize. There were so many rules. Carbs were the enemy. Sugar was to be limited. Exercise was used to earn food. Her relationship with food kept her from participating in social events. The stress of all her food rules ultimately resulted in debilitating stomach aches. In this video, Lizzie shares how she was able to go from feeling constant panic around food to feeling peaceful and in control around food. “I feel like a whole new person, it’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” Lizzie shares. Listen as Lizzie reflects on her journey in the Embodied Method 1:1 Coaching Program.
Sonia spent 9 years of her life deeply entrenched in diet culture. She tried everything from Keto, to Whole-30, to Paleo. She eventually came to realize that none of these diets or lifestyle plans ever led her to sustainable confidence or well-being.. These diets just made her feel more obsessive and out of control, robbing her of her time and energy. Listen as Sonia describes how her entire life has changed as a result of overcoming her deeply engrained food rules.
Elsie thought it was normal to be constantly calculating calories in her head. She thought she would always live with the stress and guilt that came with being in the diet mindset. After learning the Intuitive Eating framework during her time in the Embodied Method, Elsie was able to finally break out of the binge/ restrict cycle. Listen as Elsie reflects on how her life has changed as a product of doing this work.
Before working with Leah in The Embodied Method, my relationship to food and body was not in a good place. I often tried to follow extreme, strict, “health-conscious” diets. With each one, I would crash and burn and binge like crazy, and often end up gaining weight at the end. In fact, zoomed-out, you could say all my “diets” were just periods of suffering followed by weight gain. I started working with Leah because I wanted to approach food choices confidently. I believed there was another way to approach food, one that can be gentle and kind, and eventually empowering. Working with Leah was transformative, liberating, rejuvenating, and powerful. Not only did I achieve my goals, but I also achieved goals I didn’t even know I had. I have such a better, more stable relationship with food and body than I’ve ever had in my entire life. Ironically, intuitive eating itself is quite easy, possibly the easiest thing ever, because you’re just listening to yourself. Learning how to listen to yourself is the hard part, and Leah really helped me tap into that. I think the most profound thing is the mindset shift in terms of how I treat my body. Before this, my goals were always superficial and appearance-related, even though I would lie to myself and others and say I was health-motivated. Now, I genuinely am health-motivated. My gym goals used to be “lose ten pounds.” Now my gym goals are “set myself up for success to age as comfortably as possible.” I now find exercise FUN instead of punishment and I go to the gym so much more regularly, not out of a sense of obligation, but rather in response to feeling my body’s need to move and honoring it. It’s a subtle difference from the outside but worlds apart on the inside. By the end, I felt so confident and secure that I was not even freaked out to leave the program – I felt ready. And unlike past diets, I didn’t leave the program worrying I’d “backslide” the way I would during past attempts at diet/lifestyle change. There’s no backsliding here – once you tap into your intuition for food, it’s like an unstoppable force. You can’t just have partial intuition. The rest of your life becomes guided by intuition as well, which is such a beautiful way to live.
Leah spent many years obsessing over her health. She thought that in order to be healthy, she had to eat only organic, non-processed foods. Even though she was doing all the “right things” by diet culture’s standards, she still didn’t feel good. After learning the Intuitive Eating framework in The Embodied Method, Leah has been able to redefine health and reclaim her time, money, and happiness. In this video Leah shares her inspiring journey from obsessive food thoughts to living a peaceful life of food freedom.
Starting with doing Weight Watchers as a young child, Taylor jumped from diet to diet, only to find nothing worked. She was experiencing frequent binges, thoughts about food and her body were interfering with her social life, and she felt so out of touch with her body’s cues. After learning the Intuitive Eating framework in The Embodied Method, Taylor has been able to gain a deep understanding of her body’s needs, profoundly transforming not only her relationship with food, but also the quality of her life.
Lauren’s relationship with food consisted of periods of being “good” and sticking to a plan, followed by periods of feeling out of control and binging. She spent years living with this sense of shame stemming from the belief that she could be doing more to achieve a certain body size/ health status. After over a decade of living with the diet mentality, Lauren reached a point where she was worn out from the stress that her relationship with food was causing her. Now, after completing The Embodied Method, Lauren’s relationship with food and body finally feels easy and peaceful. She keeps the foods around that she enjoys and no longer feels out of control. Binge eating is a thing of the past. She finds herself naturally craving nutrient-dense foods. She’s started seeing herself as more than just a body. Listen as Lauren reflects on her inspiring journey to becoming an intuitive eater.
Before joining this program, I was looking to achieve getting to a place where there were no more binges and no more guilt associated with certain foods. My experience in the program was eye-opening and my life has completely changed. I not only was able to stop my binging (I can’t even remember when my last binge was), but I was also able to get to a place where food is not a topic that haunts me. Physically, I feel great. I don’t get stomach aches from binging, and I don’t stress about what I eat, when I eat, or who I am eating in front of. There is no guilt associated with any types of food. The results of feeling good, enjoying food, movement, and life more are what keep me continuing the change after the program ended. If you’re on the fence, I’ll just say this. Trust your intuition. Leah’s program will not only bring you food freedom; it will also bring you closer to your truest self. You will become more confident and intuitive in your everyday life.
I joined The Embodied Method because I felt out of control around food after restricting it for so long. I felt guilty after eating certain foods and so stressed about all food choices. I wanted to find peace with food choices, to stop the restrict binge cycle, and heal my relationship with food. The program was amazing — perfectly set up to build as you go while also allowing space for things that can come up! I am so happy to say that my relationship with food has gotten so much better — I eat for the way I want to feel in my body and don’t feel guilty. This program is so much more than just food though, I went back and reworked thought patterns, explored body image, and so much more. The quality of my life has just soared. I have so much more energy for school and my friends and I’m living in a way that feels authentic to me.
This program started as simply another purchase in a decades-long search for thinness and happiness. But I felt so weary from years of worthless purchases. I promised myself that this was the absolute last expense… and it was! I stopped binging! Never in a million years did I plan on removing sneak eating and binging from my life. Whenever I was angry or frustrated, I would retreat to my numerous hiding places and soothe myself with enormous amounts of candy. My shame would lead me to finish the container completely and eliminate all remnants of my guilt. Today, I have my box of happy food, lovingly available. I recognize the difference between emotions and true hunger. My mood has stabilized. My relationships have improved. My blood pressure dropped to teenage levels. If you’re thinking about joining this program, know that the twisting tortuous path of dieting and binging can be behind you. This will truly be the last purchase you ever make.
Before this program, I felt failure and disappointment for spending so much time, energy, and money stuck in a cycle built on restriction, fear, and distrust. I was hoping to gain a sense of peace and trust around my relationship with food. Little did I know I would also gain deeper peace and trust in my relationship with myself, my emotions, and my identity. Food has become something I associate with care, nourishment, and enjoyment, rather than an association with anxiety and shame. Nourishment and nutrition are finally simple. That feels pretty amazing. Building this relationship of trust with food has extended into trusting and validating my greater emotions and values. Your relationship with food is one of, if not the most core relationships you can cultivate to learn to trust and feel at peace and at home in your own skin. Doing this work opens the door to coming home.
Six months ago, I would have never thought I’d be where I am today; in this place of harmony with my body. Working with Leah has been completely transformative. I genuinely feel lighter, happier, and more connected after doing this work. This program changed not only my relationship with food and my body but also my relationship to what I embody and how I live my life; I truly have become more attuned to my authentic self and intuition. In our work together, Leah was by my side every step of the way. It was like I had someone in my corner 24/7, even if it was just a message. She takes time and intention to understand what you are needing so she can customize the experience. I have had nothing but incredible experiences throughout working with Leah. My perspective and opinion of myself have improved drastically and my life has just gotten better since being in this program. Thank you Leah for changing my life!
I used to obsess over calories and “earning” my food and I’d weigh myself constantly. I’d exercise too much and spend so much time hating my body. I was exhausted. I frequently left meals with friends feeling sick and like I didn’t engage with them enough because I was so distracted by stomach aches and feelings of guilt. Now, I make my body my priority and trust her to tell me what she needs, when she needs energy and fuel and when she has had enough. There is no more guilt. There is only gratitude. I am now energetic and my best-loving self. Much of my body image baggage and food obsession has been lifted, and it’s really been the best thing for me. I didn’t realize how I wasn’t able to show up fully in life before doing this program. Now, I am able to be present with those I love, enjoy flavors, and pay attention to my food with my friends. I certainly find myself laughing much more. Leah showed me a beautiful light in this program and I am so grateful I took it.
Thanks to Leah’s consistent support, I achieved all my goals and I even saw benefits in other areas of my life that I wasn’t expecting. I no longer fixate on food so much. I don’t spend all day planning meals and I’m able to be present and enjoy my food in the moment. I’m much nicer and more compassionate with myself, and I don’t go straight to bullying myself over my food choices. Even my family has commented on the positive shifts they have seen in me since working with Leah. I feel blessed that I was able to work with Leah when I did.