I'd like to give you permission to give up. I don't mean give up on you, I mean give up on doing the same thing over and over with the same miserable results. The reason dieting feels so miserable is because somewhere deep inside, your brilliant, intuitive mind knows that this diet, just like the last one, is not only going to feel miserable while you're on it, but, ultimately you're going to end up right back where you started.
The reason we stick with this insanity is because we feel like there's no alternative to forbidding ourselves from eating what we love - because it's 'evil'. (Hmmm, how did we evolve to love what is evil? That doesn't seem right.) Then we force ourselves to eat some god-awful concotion that we choke down like medicine (because for something to be good for us it has to be tasteless like cardboard or near toxic like Brussels sprouts).
And on top of hating what we're jamming into our face while our taste buds revolt, we punish our bodies with activities that have it screaming in resistance. All this while facing the chorus of voices in our head from our worst critic - OURSELVES - about how imperfect we are, have always been, and will always be.
So again - can I give you permission to give up on what hasn't worked, what isn't working and what will never work because it's so miserable, the thing that's literally been tried by women and men more than A BILLION times and failed, but that we keep coming back to and hoping for different results?
I'd like to suggest something radical here - I'd like to suggest that you Never Diet Again.
Give it up and let me guide you to what your soul has always known - your body is not your enemy and your desires are not wrong.
It's the fight we get into ourselves with when we begin to believe the messages all around us that we're not enough, not good enough, not perfect enough and not desirable enough that sabotages the natural balance.
We are so desperate to lose weight that, as a society we spend over 40 billion dollars a year on diets and diet products. This is amazing as 95% of all dieters will re-gain their lost weight in 1 to 5 years. The diet industry knows this. And even if we assume that they have the best of intentions with their scales, exercises and calorie measuring devices, there is nothing in the process that measures the soul - and that's where the key to our happiness or lack of it originates from. Our outside is always and only ever going to be a reflection of what is going on within. I want to offer you a completely different way of approaching this - one that honors your soul, respects the things you desire and focuses on what you love. I want to give you the permission to trust yourself, believe your intuition and allow yourself to love the things that make you happy instead of fighting against yourself and feeling like you're always at war with what you desire.
You're not going to spend the rest of your life avoiding the foods you love, are you? What sane person would torture themselves like that? A short-term stint at this is going to backfire, because the moment we stop or lose the momentum of the diet, we rebound by "cheating" and indulging even more than usual in what we've been denying ourselves. This is the problem with diets - they don't work because just like our teenage brain rebelled against what we were told we couldn't do, our adult brain rebels at the idea that we can't make the decisions we want to for ourselves. So the only real solution is to find a way to eat the foods we love and do the activities we enjoy in a combination that creates the result we're happy with. The good news is, that is exactly how are bodies have evolved - it's the idea that we need to restrict ourselves that has our body fighting against us. Our bodies have natural and perfectly designed mechanisms that tell us what we should be eating - including sugars, carbs and fats - and there are simple and intuitive ways to turn on and tune into these messages in a way that will get us the results we want.
This is not complicated to do and it doesn't take years to master. In fact, I've been sharing these secrets for two decades and have seen thousands of women and men tune into the natural way of engaging this part of intuition and become experts of their own DNA in just a couple of hours of understanding these principles.
Imagine how that would feel for you - to wake up one week from today after eating all the things you love and to stand in front of the mirror and see the real you beginning to emerge. What would it be like to fall in love with your body knowing that it hasn't been a fight, that you've been treating yourself gently, with respect and approving of the choices you've been making rather than burying yourself under layers of guilt and shame?
What would it be like to live one week without regrets? What would it be like to spend even a single day neither restricting yourself, nor punishing yourself for 'cheating' just because you treated yourself to something you love? What about an entire life of feeling like you can make the choices you want to make without worrying about your own oppressive judgement and self-loathing?
The truth is already inside you. It's always been inside you. You've been lied to and misled by a world that doesn't want you to trust yourself. You know that dieting doesn't work - so how about you begin to trust yourself and ignore the messages on every checkout stand that tell you they do? How about you find a way to trust and love yourself in support with the real ways women and men love and look after their bodies?
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"My schedule was so full with work, with family, and multiple obligations, I thought I wouldn’t be able to make time. Then I found that all classes are online, so I didn’t have to drive anywhere or find parking! Andrea also answered all the questions I emailed her during the week. Following what I’ve learned, I’m now eating chocolate every day and I’m down inches. Amazing!!"
Jenn W, Alberta
" I thought I’d be able to lose weight on my own. After all, it’s just willpower. And discipline. No excuses right? There’s so many diet plans online, and I knew all I had to do was eat clean, cut out the crap and exercise. Well, now I know that the reason I was dieting was deep seated, and had nothing to do with food. Completing this program was the best thing I ever did. I now know how to eat for ME, for my health and for my current lifestyle. Through the support from all the members of the group, I was finally able to look at my past, look my pain and work through all the reasons I’ve been dieting my entire life. The yo yo dieting is now behind me forever. I have a new relationship with food. No willpower. No discipline. No excuses. I’m so grateful I chose this program. New outlook, new friends, new love for myself. And this new love for myself has led to me having the body I always wanted. Funny how that works…. Thanks so much to Andrea, who led me through my demons and ugly places within, to a place where there is peace and a love for my body and a love for food."
Rhonda E, Alberta
"After menopause I gained over 10 pounds and I haven't been able to lose any of it. I learned about the 80/20 rule for our family's meals and it not only worked for me, but my husband lost weight too - and we never felt like we were on a diet! The approach made it easy to eat healthier without feeling like we were restricting ourselves. It was so much easier than I imagined and it was like weight began disappearing like magic, it never felt hard. My cholesterol is lower, I have more energy, and stress and fatigue are minimized. Best of all for me - I am able to fall asleep more easily.
Jo Anne G, Tennessee
"‘When I first saw the cost of The Never Diet Again Program I thought I couldn’t afford it. No way could I take money and spend it on another diet program! I’d already spent so much money on diets in the past, and they never worked. Then I realized that I can’t afford NOT to complete this program and end the dieting cycle FOREVER! I now know how to meal plan for ME and my lifestyle and I’m eating ALL the foods I love. I’m down inches and my energy levels are off the chart! I’m living the life I want and am so comfortable in my own skin. I’ll never have to spend money on another diet again!’
Becky K, Alberta
“Andrea is simply an angel on earth, and I feel privileged to work with her. And believe me, I’m a hard ass on people, but she is the real deal. Humble, whip-smart, and compassionate.”
Roberta M, California
"‘I just finished an amazing 10 week Never Diet Again Course with Andrea Thatcher. If you are looking to feel healthier, fitter, stronger, I strongly encourage you to enroll in her personal growth and self discovery program. It is worth the investment in yourself. :) It is so much more than Never Dieting Again. It's self love.’
Lindsay G, Alberta
"Andrea gets me thinking. Deep thoughts. She picks up subtleties, words that get slipped in – words have meaning—and provides a safe place for me to examine my motives, challenge myself, and speak my truth—hell, I’ve even asked others for help.
Thanks to Andrea, I have a higher regard for myself and all the roles I fill. Roles like being an eater: eating has become less frenzied; sacred really.
In week nine of this ten week program, I can state that my awareness is heightened. There’s a positive spidey-sense around all that I do—I guess I’m more in touch with myself; no, I know I’m in touch with myself. I’ve taken three weekends off in a row, accomplishing more work than if I’d trudged through and martyred myself—and I’ve realized that I was only doing this act of ‘hard working-ness’ for my own benefit. The story I tell myself has changed and will continue to evolve. Tools like Andrea’s healthy living pledge are invaluable. When first asked (in week one) to recite three words at the end of class, I could only whisper them. A couple of weeks later I could speak them. Now I can shout them (and not just at the end of class). I. Am. Beautiful."
Marie O, Mexico
"This course was a place of positivity, encouragement and place to get answers. This was much more than a nutrition course, this was personal development and understanding why we make the choices we make.
These 10 weeks encouraged attainable tweaks to my current lifestyle choices and helped create a sense of calm around food because I was able to understand how food nurtures both my body and soul. I live my life finding balance in every aspect of my life except eating until now. I believe this course helped create more balance in my life and I am thankful for the REAL that was offered.
I highly recommend this course if you are looking to get your head "right" around your nutrition."
Christie C, Alberta
“Working with you is truly a life-changing experience. I was dealing with a variety of health issues from stress and anxiety to managing fatigue and chronic sinusitis. Your suggestions and meal plans were easy and simple to follow. I have worked with doctors and naturopaths but it wasn’t until I started working with you, that my overall health began to change. I am less stressed and anxious, have little or no fatigue, sleep better at night and haven’t had any sinus infections (I used to get 3 a year). Andrea, you truly know how to keep the body strong and healthy"
Shelby D, British Columbia
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I am a recovered anorexic. Please, don’t stop. I’ve also lived the contrast: I've been overweight.
In my twenties I involved myself in an abusive relationship with a sweet-talking character named food—a twisted and possessive association. Food was my prison. I always thought about it. How NOT to eat it. How to convince other people I DID eat it. I worked out ALL THE TIME (and rarely ate) so I could have what I believed to be a great body.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was killing myself so I could have a body of which total strangers would approve. Through my lies I destroyed connections with those closest to me so that I could be admired by people I didn’t even know.
I know it sounds insane. But that was my reality.
I recovered from anorexia, but my relationship with food took another turn. In my mid 30’s food became my comfort. In an attempt to feel better during a tragic time of suicidal depression, I ate my way into a body that was 30 pounds heavier than healthy.
Imagine the contrast I created. Obviously I hadn’t dealt with the undercurrent of the relationship. I ate my way into a body I despised. I was tired, lethargic, cranky, and miserable to be around. Diagnosed with clinical depression, I suffered severe anxiety. Every day was a struggle.
And then I was gifted a book on Natural Nutrition from a work colleague with the suggestion I read it. I remember the circumstances clearly. I rocked back and forth in the fetal position and said, “Brushing my teeth is a chore. How the hell can I read a book?”
Well, I did. It transformed my life. I learned how to eat my way into great health, more energy, and a fit body. Vibrant and alive, I began living the life I desired. I immersed myself into Natural Nutrition and have had the privilege of stellar leaders—I’ve studied under Lars Gustafsson and David Wolfe.
As a Holistic Nutrition Consulant, C.H.N.C. and a Holistic Lifestyle Coach, H.L.C., I’ve devoted the last fifteen years (and still counting) to helping others discover the vitality in themselves through Natural Nutrition so each can find peace with self and food and Never Diet Again.
Andrea Thatcher Sacred Gifts Certified Guide Holistic Nutritional Consultant, C.H.N.C. Holistic Lifestyle Coach H.L.C. Iyengar Yoga Instructor Reiki Master Teacher