Next: Are you stuggling with these body image and weight loss issues?
- You never feel attractive no matter what you weigh.
- You have vowed to eat healthy and made promises to yourself to diet and keep the weight…but you keep falling back into unhealthy eating patterns and packing on the pounds.
- When people ask to take your picture, you cringe and literally have to be persuaded before you will agree. Then when you see yourself in the photo, you cringe at how you look.
- You are uncomfortable in social situations, afraid that you don’t fit in, or that someone might put you in the center of attention which is the last thing you want (people looking at you). You really want to just go home, eat a bunch of ice cream, and watch a movie all by yourself.
- You haven’t found a special someone because you think that no one will be interested. You think that you are a good person, but don’t have the confidence to try.
If you thought YES that sounds like me, KEEP Reading, I want to share with you how you can really LOVE yourself and change the negative way you feel about yourself… forever.
I'm here to help you learn from my body image journey, which wasn’t an easy one.
Let me share my story with you.
By reading about my journey, you’ll see that YOU too can change your life… feel good about yourself… love yourself… and in the process release those unwanted pounds that have been holding you hostage all these years.
I want to SAVE YOU from the struggle that I had for so many years. To do this, I need to share with you a bit of a background about me.
I was a compulsive eater out of my mother’s womb. The youngest of 8, I craved attention and love. But in such a large family, I didn't get much.
Food was one of the few things that made me feel good and safe. Food became LOVE and my obsession. It was that simple.
I could not stop eating. When I was not eating, I was thinking about food or when I could get my next meal. I obsessed about it regularly.
I over-ate everyday, hated myself for it, but could not stop. I obsessed about my comfort foods, and even though they did not make me happy, I could not live without them in large quantities.
But even then, food just wasn’t enough. I became a true “wild child” and developed even more destructive habits than eating: smoking, drinking, drugs, meaningless sex, etc.
On the outside, I appeared to have it together.
But on the inside, I was dying.
Fear and Insecurity Ran My Life. Are They Running Your Life, Too?
I remember... going to bars as the fat girl with all of my skinny, gorgeous friends. I felt like a total loser. As if that was not hard enough, people would validate it by saying things to my girlfriends like, “Who’s the fat chick?”
I remember... staying home because I did not want to be seen. I would making excuses for not going out because the possibility of being humiliated was too great.
I remember... being mortified about going to restaurants and social gatherings. I was so afraid of what people might be thinking when I put food on my plate. When in fact the self-criticism coming from me was more violent than anything anyone would have imposed on me.
I was always the fat girl... I remember ordering “diet food” like cottage cheese, grapefruit and diet soda — when I was hungry and really wanted something more substantial.
And then how I’d lie to others about “hardly eating anything,”only to go home and binge my brains out... on nachos, pizza, burritos…
I was always the fat girl who hung out with people who were smaller and thinner than me... and it made me feel so horrible about myself…really horrible... and yet I kept attracting people to my life that were thinner, smarter, prettier so that I could feel worse about myself.
It fostered my inability to accept and love myself for who I was.
I remember... waking up every morning feeling unlovable, unworthy and alone no matter how social I was or no matter how many friends I had in my life.
I remember... obsessing daily about why others were worthy of love and I wasn’t.
I remember... obsessing daily about how I would never be attractive.
Learn NOW from Laura's Amazing Story in Her Recent Book!
But Then Something Incredible Happened in My Life!
I have no more shame about saying how it was because that got me to where I am today. It was from those dark places that I was able to access my light.
And as cliché as that may sound, it is real and it is my story and who I am.
When I was 24, I talked regularly about committing suicide... until a major shift happened.
An inner voice spoke to me and said:
“Laura, you could take your life or make your life”
It was a moment of clarity that hit like a brick…and fortunately I chose life.
Only a year later, I was able to radically shift my life and lost 100 lbs! At that time, I believed that life would be a total breeze once I lost the weight. While it is true that it got better, it was hardly a breeze!
Diets Don't Work! Weight Loss Is Not Enough!
I thought thin would be my salvation, but it was not. As a thin person, I used diet pills, laxatives and bulimia for many years to stay thin…You name it I did it and if I did not do it, I thought about doing it. (I know ways that those of us with eating disorders are so violent to ourselves that would make many people cringe hearing about it)
The Good News Is You Don’t Need to Hit Rock Bottom like I did!
I was an extreme case, and for quite a long time. So if I can radically change my life, SO CAN YOU.
But don’t take my word for it! Listen to what others have said about what I teach and working with me.
“The most rewarding parts of working with Laura were releasing 15 pounds, hearing success stories from other women, and getting tips that have helped me change my habits surrounding my food choices. I have noticed my shopping habits have been transformed as well as my choices at social events surrounding food.”
“The top 3 things I walked away with from Laura's Body Image Mastery class were changing my inner dialogues, improving how healthfully I eat and knowing I’m not alone on the journey. I’ve noticed a change in my response when I start being negative about my body and rather do positive affirmations instead. I have also changed the diet that my family and I are eating.”
But what I eventually discovered is the truth that everyone must discover:
- My beliefs controlled me.
- My body controlled me.
- Food controlled me.
I Was Out Of Control.
My permanent transformation began at age 24 when I stopped all the fad diets and workout gimmicks and looked inside myself for the deeper reasons for my obesity and self-hatred. Three decades later I am healthy and strong, I love my body, and most of all I love myself. You can, too!
And INSIDE OF ME is where I finally found the key to success.
In the process, I let go of the self-destructive force that had taken hold of my soul and discarded it.
The freedom and joy I felt from willingness and surrender was indescribable.
It was a rebirth.
Today over 3 decades later, I can truly say that I lost 100 lbs and I’ve kept it off.
- I now love my life.
- I love body.
- And most of all I love myself.
And you can, too!
Deep down in your soul you know the solution involves more than diets, exercise, and counting calories.
Look, even Oprah, the new CEO of Weight Watchers, has recognized that it isn’t just about food:
“… I have a self-care problem that manifests through weight. As my friend Marianne Williamson shared with me, 'Your overweight self doesn’t stand before you craving food. She’s craving love.’ Falling off the wagon isn’t a weight issue; it’s a love issue.”
Oprah had discovered what I learned so long ago during my own weight loss struggles. I let all those negative feelings control me and sabotage my weight loss efforts.
I’m sure the weight loss industry doesn’t want you to know these things I know because if you did you would never be fat again! You would never need their programs. What a great feeling that would be! To NEVER diet again.
Say Goodbye To Dieting Forever!
I discovered it and Oprah has discovered it… The solution to your weight issues runs deeper than the food you put in your mouth. Its all about your relationship with food… it’s your relationship with YOURSELF.
You are the only one who can make your body say “YES” to weight loss. The answer was never in a pill or a diet or an exercise program – these things help, but they are only tools.
Permanent change must occur from within. You are the only one with the power to heal and transform your body.