Hey, I'm laura

I'm on a mission to empower busy women and men to build a strong and sustainably fit body without extreme workouts or giving up their favorite foods.

from restriction to balance

Ever since I was little, I struggled with body image. I did every single diet under the sun and subscribed to countless health magazines that I would read cover to cover, looking for the magic secret that would help me lose weight. Atkins, Slimfast, the special K diet. You name it, I did it, and each time felt more and more like a failure because of the results I never achieved.

During my senior year of college, I had gotten back from studying abroad and had gained some weight (who doesn’t after 4 months of being in Europe?) and so I did 2 rounds of a “21 day fix” where I ate portioned out food in tiny colored containers (IYKYK) for a full 6 weeks. I remember listening to one of the coaches in the introductory video tell her audience “The body doesn’t need THAT much food. We’re just conditioned to think we do.” I felt so shameful of my body and my hunger. Why was I so hungry all the time? What was wrong with me? Why is this so much easier for everyone else?

Looking back on this, I was probably eating between 800-1200 calories throughout the entire 6 weeks. And I was miserable. I developed horrible anxiety that I thought running 7+ miles per day would cure. I damaged my metabolism, wrecked my hormones, and associated my worthiness as a human to my ability to lose weight.

I have spent years at war with my body, thinking that happiness comes in the form of a smaller pants size. But I can finally say I’m on the other side of it now and you can be too.

After all these years, I’ve finally found what I think to be is the magic secret to weight loss: develop a positive relationship with food, fitness, and your body, combine that with healthy habits that make you feel your best, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for success. It’s simple, but it’s not easy, and that’s why I’m here to help. You don’t have to continue suffering like I did for so many years. Put yourself first. Let’s work together and get you feeling your best today.

be strong

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