EP. #99: How Leisa Overcame a Lifetime of Disordered Eating

Looking back, how old were you when your unhealthy relationship with food and eating began?

My first ever podcast guest and Weight Loss for Foodies client, Leisa Hammett, believes her cravings for sugar and disordered eating began when she was a young child, long before she became concerned about her weight. 

When I say “disordered eating,” I mean an unhealthy, stressful relationship with food and eating that interferes with your enjoyment of life but that doesn’t rise to the level of an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. Disordered eating is almost always caused by diets and deprivation. 

Leisa’s experience with changing her relationship with food and eating, and dropping her extra weight is a great example of why we call this a “weight loss journey.” 

In this episode, Leisa talks about the ups and downs during her journey, and how she managed to have the wisdom and tenacity to learn from her mistakes instead of becoming discouraged and giving up. 

Listen to hear:

  • how Leisa went from being someone who thought she was addicted to sugar to someone who can trust herself around sweets and enjoy them when she wants without overeating;
  • what Leisa believes are the key ingredients to being successful in becoming liberated from disordered eating and being able to eat what you love without overeating;
  • how Leisa realized she was an emotional eater and kicked that habit, and;
  • why depriving your children of all sugar may not be the best approach if you want them to have a healthy relationship with food.

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About the Author Shari Broder

I'm passionate about helping foodies learn how to drop their excess weight for good without dieting. I help you discover what is really causing your weight problem (it isn't that you love food!), and teach you how to enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret of how to stop emotional eating and overeating. I am a certified life coach, arbitrator and mediator, and I live on the coast of Maine.

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