About The Movement
It’s So Nice to Meet You!
This is my daughter Kavanna.
*Fun Fact: When she was two years old I told her she was cute. She responded, "No mama, not cute. Beautiful." She's a sassy sweetheart! Her goal is to help save the environment and make the planet a safe place for everyone.
In considering how I could help you most, I couldn’t settle on one option. My book The Binge Cure: 7 Steps to Emotional Eating is a bestseller, along with the guided journal workbook, The Binge Cure Journal. I've written four books and over 50 articles on eating disorders and now host The Binge Cure with Dr. Nina on VoiceAmerica. You can find episodes of my show The Dr. Nina Show on LA Talk Radio, which ran for six years, on Apple Podcasts. I also offer signature world-class coaching programs designed to show you how to heal your relationship with food for good.
If you’re wondering why you should trust my expertise, the answer is simple: In addition to being a clinician and author specializing in eating disorders I, too, struggled and overcame the complexity of disordered eating. With this unique perspective, I am able to empathize with the shame, anxiety and desperation of food issues, and I can say for sure that change is possible – and if I can do it, so can you!
This is my daughter Ariel.
*Fun Fact: She's a singer-songwriter who was named "the next Madonna" by an English magazine. She created an organization to help special needs kids. She's also the founder of U Start Here, which helps victims of assault. I'm so proud of her!
This is my dog Zane.
*Fun Fact: He's deaf since birth, partially-sighted, and he's been a member of the family since we adopted him from a Great Dane rescue center. He thinks he's a lap dog and sleeps in a twin-size bed.
My Journey to Now
How I stopped dieting and obsessing about every calorie, carb and fat gram and made peace with food for good!
My experience with eating problems began as a young child and continued through my teens into my college years. In fact, as far back as I can remember, my first thoughts in the morning were always about food and whether I’d be disciplined enough to avoid an extra bite that day, and my last thoughts at night were counting calories and fat grams while most people counted sheep.
In my desire to be perfect, I followed the strictest, most unrealistic diets and kept track of literally everything I put into my mouth. Looking back now, I can see how the secrecy of my relationship with food fooled me into thinking I was in control, when nothing could be further from the truth.
When my willpower eventually gave in (in truth, it always did), I’d lose control, binge, and then get rid of everything I’d eaten, only to feel nothing but shame. And then the cycle would start all over again.
This is my husband David.
*Fun Fact: He's an employment lawyer who also writes historical fiction novels. We met online nearly 20 years ago and on our first date, I knew I was going to marry him. He's smart, funny, and supportive. He's my rock!
I spent years in the same vicious cycle until I reached my breaking point and decided to begin therapy for anxiety. During my weekly visits, I shared everything with my therapist; I told her how I felt about my job and I shared my hopes, dreams and fears. In fact, I shared everything in my life except one thing:
I never told her that I was in a toxic relationship with food.
Yes, you read that right! Not once did I ever disclose my secret (that I'd been holding on to for so long), and by the time I left treatment, I was no longer obsessed with food. All of my food issues were completely gone and my weight was healthy according to both the scale and more importantly, myself. For the first time in my life, I was fit both mentally and physically. I was finally at peace with food.
How was this possible?
Shockingly, there was no magic involved! Therapy helped me become more self-compassionate, and I finally started to listen to myself; I paid attention to how I felt and what bothered me, and I started being gentle with myself when I experienced emotions I didn’t like (after all, we’re only human). I learned to cope with challenging situations instead of distracting myself from them with food, and I learned the art of calming my emotions without reaching for a box of cookies, or pint of ice cream.
I’m living proof that it’s possible to liberate yourself from binge eating. (eliminate the "because that was, and still is, my testimony. If there’s only one thing you take away from my story, let it be this: there’s always hope.
I can’t wait to help you on your journey to a life without binge eating!
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