Love your body. It is an easy enough statement but can be a difficult concept . We are all plied with images of “beauty” on a daily basis and it is easy to compare yourself negatively. Enter Boston located Emotional Eating and Weight Loss Specialist, Danielle Prestejohn. Danielle has created a business around helping individuals find joy in living in the body that they have now. No more waiting to lose those last few pounds to take that trip you have been dreaming of, she encourages you to stop obsessing and start living.
Danielle struggled with her weight for a good portion of her life, starting her first diet at the age of twelve. She has tried various diets, lost weight, gained weight and felt miserable. She was ready to take her life back from food and weight obsession and so she started lifting the layers to her emotional issues around weight.
What I really enjoyed about my discussion with Danielle is there are no hard and fast rules. She recognizes that every person is unique and encourages them to participate in activities that will help them. Some people find value in journaling, some find it stressful and unhelpful. She encourages everyone to ditch the scale, and instead of focusing on a number have them pay attention to how they feel. Instead of putting food off limits keep them in your diet but practice moderation.
I asked Danielle what would be in her cooler if she was taking a long road trip she shared her list with me: Deli Turkey, Hard Boiled Eggs, Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Avocado, Fruit, Veggies, Protein, Trail Mix and Unsweetened Fruit.
I am going to be in New York for several weeks and my host’s refrigerator is just a little bit bigger than my cooler so I think I will go grab some of these “cooler” items.
Danielle has created varied programs from 30 Day guides to one-on-one coaching. You can find additional details on her website where you can also sign up for her informative newsletter.