Can you eat anything you want without regret or shame?
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I struggled with an eating disorder in my health journey. It’s a central part of my experience and a fundamental why behind the work I do (and it plays a large role in the book, as well).
An estimated eight million Americans live with an eating disorder (ED). One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia while 2-3 out of 10 American women suffer from bulimia. Nearly half of all Americans personally know someone with ED. These statistics were shockingly high to me the first time I encountered them.
I’m not going to talk about the reasons why I think these statistics are so high nor am I going to criticize this trend. This mental disorder is very real, and for anyone suffering with it, the pain is acutely tangible, as is the guilt and shame associated on many levels. ED is prevalent because it is so nuanced. What begins as a whisper, a drive to be better or more “perfect” quickly evolves into an obsession.
Whether or not you identify with an eating disorder, MOST women have combated the cyclical nature of dieting and over-exercising.
I wrote this book because I want to help women find happiness and reach full potential not just in their bodies and relationship to food but in the truth they have to share on this here planet, too.
Hi, I’m Brittany, and I spent YEARS (literal YEARS) frustrated with food and my body. I hated my body. I hated food. I loved food. I wanted nothing more than to feel “normal” with food. I didn’t feel even a little bit normal with food. I didn’t want to punish my body with exercise anymore. I wanted to love my body. Trust my body. BE my body.
I help women create peaceful relationships with food by combining emotional work with hard-science nutrition data. Through speaking, workshops, coaching, and now a book (hell yeah!), I’m passionate about guide ambitious women to care for themselves in a way that creates more success. My specialty is helping women release shame and control and learn how to regulate their own bodies—by breaking ALL the rules and keeping happiness at the heart of healthfulness.
I’m a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with training based in the lineage and teachings of Krishnamacharya. I studied with groundbreaking pioneers in the field of nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is accredited by Columbia University’s Teachers College and by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Will you join me in this revolution?
Brittany Lynn Kriger