Oh! And a recovered binge eater, obsessive exerciser, and emotional eater! I went on a mission to find the answers on how to stop feeling crazy around food and now Im sharing those answers with you!
ONCE UPON A TIME
Here’s the cliff notes version of my story: When I was 13 I saw a picture of myself I HATED and went on a mission to lose weight. And I did. A lot of it.
So much that I lost my period, my hair was falling out, I was cold all the time, and my heart rate was so low it had to be monitored. This went on for a year, until my parents told me they were going to hospitalize me, and I FREAKED.
To prove to them I was fine, I ate as much food as I could get my hands on.. and in that moment, I opened the gates to binge eating. This was 2009.
And no matter how hard I tried to get back to that girl who had so much ‘control’ - the more out of control I felt.
From sneaking food when nobody was looking, going to the grocery store just to buy things to binge on, ordering as much takeout as I could afford whenever I was home alone (just to name a few)
To spending 1000s of dollars on diets, weight loss programs, diet pills, juices, etc
Making it a few days of being ‘good’ until BAM *eat everything bc f-it I’ll start again tomorrow 🔄 and this was my entire life.
Until after 7 years of this, I literally couldn’t do it anymore. I hit rock bottom, and I hit it HARD. And went on a mission to find a way out.. and In 2016 I did.
I told myself, if the number on the scale doesn't move but I:
- didn't feel crazy around food
- had increased energy
- loved the way I felt
- felt stronger in my workouts
- had a regulated digestive system
- no longer had to constantly buy new clothes bc your weight isn't fluctuating all over the place
- and FINALLY felt normal around food
I would be happy. And so THAT is what I started going after. And my entire life changed.
Call me Ry - your therapist, coach, and most important.. NEW BFF, because girl you're not doing this alone.
Enneagram 3, total self improvement nerd who swears Oreos are the best cookie there are.
FRIEND I know how frustrating the yoyo diet/binge cycle can be, and I KNOW we can get you to a place of food freedom, and just living your freaking life again 🥳 With my approach you will see it is much easier than it seems.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I live for breakfast. Seriously, I go to bed excited for breakfast. Oh! And coffee obvi.
I can't touch my toes. Never have been able to. Probably never will. #secretshame
I spill EVERYTHING. Sometimes I amaze myself at how bad I am at not spilling things.
My eyes get so squinty when I laugh, that I cannot see. And I laugh a lot.
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the LINKED IN VERSION
Ryann is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wyoming and certified nutritionist with a BA in General Psych, MA in Professional Counseling. She specializes in helping women overcome binge eating, disordered eating, and poor body image through online courses, group programs, and individual work.
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