Everything is shifting. I’m not bingeing or restricting anymore. I am not bothered by the chips or sweets in the pantry anymore and now I can have one and stop without effort. I'm off the anxiety and depression medication and feeling better than I have in a very long time. I feel beautiful and confident; I am not planning a diet and actually, I have no interest at all in dieting. I am happy and I really never thought I would find my way to be able to say that.
I thought was just another diet that was going to fail at but it's not about the diet. It's about actually listening to your body and what your body needs according to your body, and not the rules.
I'm not consumed with thoughts of food anymore, it doesn't take up all of my time like it used to, so that's a huge, huge difference for me. I'm also able to sit with my emotions now in a very different way than when I started.
Before the Academy, I was binging 2-3 times a week, more if I was stressed. It seemed like I was either just getting over a binge or trying to keep the next one from happening. Now, I’ve completely lost the desire to binge. My body very clearly says “no” to the idea, so there’s no willpower whatsoever involved. It’s incredibly liberating!
My life is so much better because of you. I have finally found real happiness in myself. I’m eating to feed my body; not my emotions. I’m not hating or ashamed of my body anymore and that has caused such a ripple effect of good. I'm so thankful.
Food behaviors changed in such an amazing way!
My behavior around food has changed in such an amazing way! Now food is just barely a thought and I'm eating significantly less than I used to. I'm giving myself what I need and staying observant to my hunger and physical feelings. I'm just feeling really relaxed and the only thing I need to think about is how I feel right now, today.
My self image has improved so much. I'm finding ways to be really proud of micro accomplishments & reconnecting with how amazing bodies are has been wonderful. Recognizing how imperfectly perfect my body is, celebrating what it can do, being proud of it and rebuilding self-love have all been such wonderful benefits of my time in the ECET Academy.
Changed more in a few weeks than 30 years of trying everything else
This opened a whole new world to me. I'm actually comfortable in my clothes now. I feel so much lighter & wake up with a smile on my face and a song in my heart, instead of the sense of dread that I used to. I have grown & changed more in a few weeks with E-CET than I ever have with any psychiatrist, or in any other program I've ever done including over more than 30 years of therapy, counseling, or even overeaters anonymous. All as a result of being able to be willing to find a gentler, softer way to be at peace and heal the disconnect between my mind and my body.
From no self-control to being empowered
Before I struggled so much with food. I was always restricting and then overeating. I couldn’t accept myself and always wanted to be thinner. Now my self-love is incredible. I never felt this way before - it has changed completely. I don’t really judge myself at all. I don’t think about food as much. I eat whatever I want without feeling guilty and I feel so much better in my body - not bloated or anything. I'm so much more connected with my body, too. I used to think I had a problem with self-control because I couldn’t stop eating until I was super full and now I can. I don't eat myself sick anymore - I have the power to stop.
No more bingeing!
I have a candy dish that I purposely filled with candy corn for Halloween and Thanksgiving because I love candy corn. Anyway, previously I would have had to refill it at least every other day but this year I ended up throwing away a lot of it to replace it with Christmas kisses. I'm not binging :) As Roni said it would, once I finally REALLY allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted the urge to binge disappeared. Now I'm craving foods that will make me feel good. And life crap has had me pretty busy but I'm not feeding my anxiety so I'm super thankful for that!
No longer relying on food for comfort.
I’m working through some bigger things and I’ve found that I’m not really relying on food for comfort. The things I need to sort out just seem really clear, and food just doesn’t seem like what I need right now. If it was, that would be ok too but I’ve actually just been craving things that make me feel good and nourished. So yeah, good things. I'm so thankful.
I finally broke that old cycle of failure
I finally broke that old cycle of failure. I'm in touch with my body, what I need & want and I’ve learned to want to do what’s best for ME. I finally have autonomy and balance - there's no more all or nothing. I'm just being nice, being kind and being gentle to my body and myself.
30 years of bingeing and feeling out of control around food, finally ended
I felt like I was going to be the one person that this didn't work for but then it did and it’s amazing. I had been bingeing and feeling out of control with food for about 30 years before ECET and now it’s just gone - I just don’t anymore. And life is so much less stressful. I just listen to what my body is saying I need and should be doing - and do that.
I've seen such an improvement in my food intolerances!
I’m actually able to eat foods that I couldn’t tolerate before. I don't feel compelled to eat sweets just because they're there anymore either. I'm really recognizing my emotional eating and feel confident with all the tools I have now to manage it.
13 years of bingeing ended in a few weeks
Working with Roni was unlike anything I’d ever done before and in talking to her and the other members in the group, I finally felt seen, and understood and it was so comforting. After just a few weeks with Roni, she helped me end 13 years of bingeing and I’m no longer scared of “bad” foods.
My self-talk is compassionate & loving for the time in my life
My energy is out the roof, my body is letting me know when it is hungry, and most importantly I feel so free of the negative energy that dieting promotes. After ALL THE ENERGY I have wasted in over 50 years of trying to lose weight now after 6 weeks, my mind doesn't go there AT ALL! My self-talk is compassionate and loving for the first time in my life. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!
Wearing bathing suits in public & feeling perfectly comfortable
We're at the beach and I feel like the ultimate test for myself is that I'm wearing bathing suits in public and just really enjoying myself. I don't feel self conscious and am not comparing myself. I found the most comfortable swim suit for me and I've been swimming and feeling great. I used to spend my vacations planning the diet or exercise routine I needed to implement the moment I got back home, which completely took away from being able to enjoy what I was doing and probably caused a lot of overeating during vacation in preparation.
Learning to listen to my body and love myself
This is such a new way to think about weight & getting healthy but yet it's just so simple. If I want to eat, I eat but I’m learning to listen to my own body, and love myself so I actually want to make nurturing choices. I feel more self-control around food and have no more stress over the scale. My jeans are also looser and I’m not even trying to lose weight.
From feeling like a victim to cravings to having the power to make choices
The guilt & shame I felt around food is all gone. All that old negotiating in my head over what I should or shouldn’t eat... gone. It’s really quite something. But the biggest change I’ve experienced in working with Roni has been that I went from feeling like I was a victim to my cravings and weaknesses to actually having the power to make choices. I’m not a helpless victim to those things anymore.
Finally in love with me
My relationship with food was a toxic one even as a child. Roni changed my life... literally. I eat what I want, when I want, where I want and I’m finally for the first time at 34 years old, I’m in love with me.
Craving food that nourishes over peanut butter cups
It happened! This week I didn't want cheese or peanut butter cups! When I thought about what I wanted for the week, I craved food that makes me feel good. Fist bump to Roni.
1000000 freakin stars
1000000 freakin stars for this woman right here! I always had a weight and body image issue my whole life but I've lost 80lbs and kept it off. I owe a lot to her for how my life has changed the last 5 years. She is amazing <3
So glad I joined
I hope you know how much your work has impacted my life. I am slowly realizing all of the ways in which my body talks to me and I am enjoying the conversation. You've introduced me to this whole other side of myself.
Freedom from obsessing, and bingeing
I finally have freedom from obsessing about food. I accept my body and am focusing more on nourishing it without restriction and how my choices make me feel. Obsessive thoughts about bingeing are gone and the bingeing like I used to do is all gone, too. Even the mindless eating has decreased significantly and I have tools to understand or manage it if it does happen.
No longer afraid of feeling
Since starting this course, I am no longer afraid of feeling my emotions. I can acknowledge them and then tell myself they are just my thoughts and will pass. I ask myself what I need and then decide how I will take care of me.
Finally stopped dieting
I have been on the diet roller coaster most of my life. I have tried every diet on the market. I went to one of Roni seminars and it started me on a whole new journey. I finally stopped dieting! I feel amazing & dropped a dress size. Thank you Roni, your strength, pride in what you do and knowledge led me here.
At peace and a happier, better mother and person
I’m at peace now. I'm a happier, better, mother and person. My life and my mental and physical health have done a complete 180 for the better because of her and I can never thank her enough.
No more overeating/cheat days!
I'm feeling so much better. I'm more comfortable in my body, not so anxious about food, plus, I'm able to listen to my body, believe what it’s saying, and follow through with it knowing that’s the right thing for me. I don’t punish myself with food anymore. The negative self-talk with food is gone. I don’t beat myself up about eating a piece of chocolate anymore and it doesn’t end in bingeing all night or filling a void that isn’t going to get filled with food.
I didn’t believe you and was kinda scared I was going to be the only one this didn’t work for but then it did and it’s amazing!!
Genuinely want food that makes me feel good
I've been noticing lately that when I question, "what do I want to eat" I'm genuinely starting to find myself actually wanting to eat the foods that make me feel good instead of ones that don't. I can have the crisps, but I'd rather the salad.
Truly changed my life!
I tried so many diets and I finally can say that now I just eat what I feel like eating, what my body wants (as you taught me). I feel in control of my choices and feel lighter & healthier than ever before. I can't say about many people that they changed my life but Roni truly did!
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