I’m sure you know that’s not what happened. Eventually I finished the diet or got bored or something, gained all the weight back plus some, and quickly developed that all too familiar habit of trying a diet, breaking it, feeling ashamed, restricting food or trying a new diet, binge eating, rinse, repeat.
Even while I was in college to become a Dietitian, I was fully entrenched in the diet world. Most of what I was learning reinforced these mindsets, and I even started a nutrition blog. The blog motivated me to try new “healthy” recipes and be more honest about my history with weight loss, but it also made me hyper-focused on my body and ashamed whenever I would binge, like I had to hide it from the world.
I hated my body for years and used food as either punishment or reward. The way I felt about myself was dependent upon whether I was “good” or “bad” with food that day.
I always thought that hating my body was normal because everyone seemed to be doing it too. People always came to me for diets and advice, which reinforced this belief that everyone struggles with food and hates their bodies, but don’t worry because there is a perfect diet that will fix it all and I was going to be able to help them!
It wasn’t until I discovered Health at Every Size when I realized that I had it all backwards…
Our bodies aren’t the problem, the diet is.
That is why I am so passionate about helping women break up with dieting forever. Intuitive eating has changed my life, and it will change yours too.
I’m Whitney Catalano and I’m a Registered Dietitian specializing in intuitive eating for driven and passionate women who are ready to reclaim their life. I want you to see me as both a trusted professional and as a friend who gets it. Breaking up with dieting can feel really scary, but it is without a doubt one of the most courageous and empowering things you can do for yourself, and I’m here to support you every step of the way.
To learn more about my history with dieting and about intuitive eating, check out the video I made on my YouTube channel!