Hello, my name is Elle. I am a ILM Level 5 Coach & Mentor, Intuitive Eating Coach, and Nutrition & Clinical Weight Loss Coach. I am currently training at The National Centre for Eating Disorders completing The Master Practitioner Programme.
Previously I have been a Personal trainer and Aerobic instructor. I have always been passionate about health and fitness. however, for years I have struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food.
This unhealthy relationship with food started at the age of 10 when I received a few comments about being fat. that was the start of years of disordered eating. Looking back I wasn't fat at all but at that age you believe anything you are told and from then on I started trying to starve myself and then naturally I would struggle with binge eating. This was when I did start to gain weight, the day I tried to stop eating is the day I started to gain weight.
I should never of started to mess with my body, if I hadn't fallen into the trap of thinking eating as little as possible would make me thinner and more likeable I would never of gained the weight I did. The more I restricted, the more I binged and the more weight I would gain.
I feel so angry that just a couple of comments led to years of me abusing my body and struggling with my self confidence. I struggled at school and college because I was constantly running on an empty stomach or my mind was full of shame and guilt.
My objective would be to get through the day with eating as little as possible. I remember one day I ate 2 satsuma's while doing a full day at school and a netball match.
Fast forward a few years..... I decided that enough was enough. I had to free myself from the food demons and fall back in love with my body. It wasn't an easy journey, it took lots of strength, determination, and self care. It is not simply a diet!
I am SO passionate about spreading the word to women, men and children that there is another way.
I now use my experience , qualifications and knowledge to help others heal their; relationship with food, their bodies, and most importantly, themselves.