For Harriet, food had always been her comfort, her ally and her friend for as long as she could remember. She was fatter than her siblings and her Mum put her on a diet at the age of 10. Even at that age, she was acutely aware that she was chubby, awkward and felt ugly.
Harriet joined the Freedom Program because she had been on so many diets over the years and was still not on top of her eating and weight. She was emotionally and physically exhausted and was searching for a different approach that might actually work.
Harriet was initially worried that this program might be yet another thing that she was going to jump into wholeheartedly, but then lose momentum and fail like she had done so many times before.
But she was committed to identify WHY she was eating and what she could do to change her patterns. She described the insights & strategies she received from the program as PRICELESS!
Harriet was able to break the ‘in control’ vs ‘out of control’ cycle by learning the psychology behind control itself. She learnt that her past behaviour had nothing to do with a lack of willpower. She applied the strategies to curb her self sabotage and she was able to create a more balanced and flexible approach to her eating. No more all or nothing (i.e. dieting or bingeing).
For the first time, Harriet accepted where was at on her journey and took responsibility for her own outcomes. This was a huge shift for her as she had previously held onto a belief that nothing was going to work for her.
She spent 46 years hating herself but she is now learning to recognise everything that makes her a good person and how she can start to love herself exactly as she is.
Harriet wasn’t sure where the program was going to take her, but she committed to working hard and being honest with herself. She was realistic and knew it wouldn’t be a quick fix but she described the course and the journey as completely life changing. She is a much happier person, and for that alone, the program was worth every penny.