If you've spent countless hours bingeing on cereal while scrolling through your phone, you are in the right place!
You’re an ambitious, motivated woman. On the outside, it looks like you’ve got it together!
Great career, thriving relationships, money in the bank...
But let's face it, food is your dark little secret that nobody quite understands and you’d drop it in a second if you could… but… you can’t.
You’ve tried all the things:
- Not eating after 7
- Not keeping anything in the house
- Drinking all the celery juice (gross!)
- Counting all the points/macros/calories
- No flour/No sugar
- Leaving all your money at home
- Taking your lunch to work
And yet, here you are.
"I weighed myself obsessively and even when I hit a number I strived for, it still wasn’t enough."
I remember the day my brother called me while I was in the Portland State Library and said to me, " Mom had a fall, and it wasn't good."
I immediately got in my car and started driving to Eastern Oregon. And you know what I was thinking during that drive?
"What if I had been in the middle of a binge? Would I have been able to stop? Would I have had to continue bingeing on the drive to my mom, stopping for more food to soothe the anxiety?"
My mom didn't make it.
And after she died the fragility of life was put into perspective. The shortness of life was amplified.
For decades I would wake up day after day, desperate, frustrated, and wondering what was wrong with me! Why couldn’t I figure this food thing out?! I could do so good the first half of the day then it all fell apart in the evening.
I spent a long time powerless and out of control in this cycle:
- If I wasn’t eating, I was thinking of what I would eat next.
- If I wasn’t working out, I felt immense guilt and compared myself to everyone else who had.
- I tried support groups, dietitians, and even checked myself into treatment a few times. Nothing lasted for more than a couple of months, at best.
Even if I wasn’t actually bingeing, my toxic relationship with food and my body had a hold on me.
How we do one thing is how we do everything.
So even when food wasn’t the main issue, I was never enough. My anxiety would take hold.
After my mom died, I decided no more.
(And don't get me wrong, I had YEARS of thinking and feeling that before this moment. But this was different. Instead of doubling down on control,I stopped trying to control.)
My control, obsession with weight and working out was keeping me in that cycle.
I no longer wanted to spend my nights locked in my room, bingeing my face off while life passed me by. I no longer wanted to spend all my extra cash on donuts and burritos.
Or plans and programs.
I stopped fighting myself.
I hired a coach to help me work through all my old beliefs about food, my life and ME.
I finally regained my sanity around food and made peace with my body.
- I can now keep ice cream in my fridge and forget it’s there.
- I no longer have to avoid social gatherings because I know I can be trusted around the buffet.
- No more locking myself in my room with the TV on, phone in hand, lights off, with bags of m&ms and cartons of Ben & Jerry’s (which was my idea of a great night for a long time.)
- I can be with my big emotions: loneliness, boredom, happiness, and not have to instantly run to food.
- I have headspace to spend on things that really matter to me.
- My weight is at a place that’s comfortable and just stays there. I can finally take a deep breath and trust myself.
ABOUT OUR WORK TOGETHER
I’ve stopped obsessing about food myself and have helped countless other women do the same. I want to help you too.
Food is just a symptom telling you something else is off. I give you the tools, skills, and insights that help with everything.
Maybe in the past, you’ve had weeks or months of feeling pretty good around your food but it eventually creeps back up like it never really left.
Or, in those times your food was a non-issue, something else flew out of whack. You’re either over-spending, overexercising, overworking, or overdoing something to distract yourself and stay removed from your life.
I’m ready to help you solve this for good.
To be able to have spur of the moment pizza with friends and not freak out.
To order a salad because it genuinely sounds good to you.
To work out and get your sweat on, not for punishment but because you value feeling strong and good in your skin.
To have food just be food so you can get back to living the life you really want.
If you are anything like myself and the women I work with, your relationship with food keeps you held back in more ways than one.
Check out those testimonials or the podcast episodes with a few of my previous clients. All of the women I work with have a similar story:
"I've tried EVERYTHING, I don't know if anything will work for me."
And within a couple of months, they are saying things like, "I NEVER thought this was possible for me. I just don't really even think about food anymore. I can keep cookies in my house now and they don't scream my name. I can stop eating when I'm full."
Yeah, it's good and it is possible for you.
If you’re ready to end your chaotic relationship with food that is running your life, hit the button below to schedule a brief phone conversation with me.
AS YOUR COACH
I’m a to-the-point, no bullshit, yet highly compassionate coach. I guide you, support you, and also call you on your shit. I know what it’s like to be stuck in that hell and I want you to get out of it. Together, let’s peel back what’s keeping you stuck and get you to a place where you feel really confident showing up as YOU. With a life that revolves outside of food.
Renae Saager is certified health & life coach and emotional eating expert who teaches women around the world how to start living a powerful, authentic life free from food and weight obsession. Tapping into her own unique journey with disordered eating and alcoholism, Renae connects with her clients on a deeper level, supporting them through the process of rewiring their brain with her no-BS approach. Through this serious work, Renae is able to help clients challenge their mindset and begin healing, using her own sense of humor and unparalleled perspective which creates a more enjoyable and transformational process. Undoing the crazy you feel around food is Renae's specialty, the confidence and clarity gained is the guilt free icing on the cake. Renae has been featured on several podcasts. She received her certifications through the Health Coach Institute and The Life Coach School and received her Bachelors degree in Social Science from Portland State University.