katy's Story

Oh, hey there!

I’m Katy, and I help women with ADHD break free from the yo-yo dieting and binge-eating cycle for good. 

If you’re tired of feeling like crap, want to make a change, but the thought of going on yet another diet makes you want to scream, then you’ve come to the right place!

Here are some facts about me:

I started my first diet at the age of 14. It was Slim Fast (you never forget your first). I spent the next 30 years struggling with yo-yo dieting and binge eating. I felt totally out of control around food, and even though I knew I was smart about a lot of things in life, I felt completely overwhelmed and in the dark about this whole eating thing. I even wrote a book about it!

Then in 2020, I discovered I have ADHD. This diagnosis has made me re-evaluate basically everything I’ve ever done throughout my entire life, but especially my history with dieting and binge eating.

I realize now why diets are so intoxicating for people like me — they involve lots of organization, goals and planning, lots of stimulation and rewards, and a sense of accountability and competition and structure we crave​.

On the other hand, intuitive eating often feels mystifying, chaotic and even self-destructive for someone with ADHD. The absence of structure requires a level of awareness of our hunger and fullness and an attention to our bodies that we’re not always capable of giving.​ The same inattentiveness, impulsivity and constant need for dopamine that led me to binge eat when I was restricting/dieting, also led to overeating and discomfort/depression when I left dieting.

That said, I believe it’s possible to create structure and accountability, articulate your health goals (and even crush them!), and feel like a rockstar without resorting to the deprivation and the false promises of diet culture.

 

I am a certified holistic health coach and a certified yoga instructor (200 hr RYT). I coach women who are tired of feeling like a failure when it comes to food and their bodies, and are ready to ditch the diets and bring positive structure, planning, flexibility and meaning to their health and wellness. Because we're worth it!