What if a conversation could change everything?
"I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Cara on healing my relationship with food and my body. Through the safe space Cara created, we were able to work through issues I didn’t even realize were connected to my relationship with food! Equally important, Cara helped me see the bigger picture of diet culture and how we can overcome it rather than succumb to it. I appreciated most Cara’s willingness to meet me where I was at in my journey, let me progress at my own pace, and help me build resilience when I faltered (or better said, felt like I was faltering). Something unique about Cara’s approach is how well she delivers evidence-based information with compassion and authenticity. Her own story and journey made it so easy to form a connection and set the foundation for my recovery. If I had known what working with Cara would be like, I would have done it years ago! Thanks to Cara I think and worry about food a lot less and have an arsenal of tools to help me cope with any curveball life throws to me. So if you’re reading this and wondering if this recovery path is for you, it is! Gather up your courage, take a deep breath, and reach out to Cara. It’s undeniably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I will be forever grateful for the impact it’s had on my life."
"I think Cara saved my life. When I started this journey, I only wanted to eat ice cream for breakfast (lol). Cara was the first person I ever told (besides my mom) about my struggles with food. For more than 7 years, I had struggled with extreme food restriction and bingeing. Every. Single. Day. I remember waking up, determined that today would be the day I wouldn’t binge. As we know, that doesn’t work. And every night I went to sleep with a stomach ache. I’d pledge that the next day would be different. I spent years and years doing this. I quit things I loved because I was so obsessed with food, with the lack of food, with losing weight. I am no longer that girl. When I exercise, I am not doing it to punish myself. I eat when I’m hungry, I stop when I’m full. Sometimes, I don’t stop when I’m full! It’s just not a big deal. I eat ice cream, I eat broccoli, I eat bread. These things take up very little headspace. I think about many other things besides food in the day. I know I’ll get adequate nutrition. I don’t stress about weight. I am happy with who I am. This didn’t happen overnight. I did all the exercises Cara gave me. Sometimes I wanted to quit. Sometimes I wanted to redownload a calorie counting app and “regain control.” I didn’t though, I kept going, and I no longer feel the need to “control myself” around food. I am at peace with something I struggled with for 7 years- something that completely took over my life- and I am free! This testimonial hardly captures the feelings of gratitude I have. I had hit rock bottom when I called Cara. It was a desperate attempt- I was convinced that I literally could not live anymore if every day was controlled by my relationship with food. I truly thought I would never find freedom- I think I believed I didn’t deserve it. Cara taught me that the reason people loved me had nothing to do with the way I looked. She taught me that diet culture was toxic- and showed me what to look out for. She taught me to listen to and love my body. I am only 21 and I have a whole life ahead of me! I have so many dreams and goals that have nothing to do with food or my body. I am in music school and I have found that I have so much more brain space to learn and to create! Thank you so much. I am incredibly grateful. When I share my experiences with friends and family, I always mention her name. I say “I met with a woman named Cara, and I truly believe she saved my life.”
Carli G, 21
HEY, I'M CARA
I am a transformational food freedom & body image coach.
I help people learn to eat intuitively and connect to the woven-in wisdom of their bodies. My clients come to me feeling crazy around food and leave feeling free.
I have worked with hundreds of people individually and in my group coaching programs and retreats, and have helped thousands more through my online platforms including my podcast, Love Your Bod Pod, blog and social media.
I have published two books and published dozens of articles across various platforms. My work has been featured on Elephant Journal, Recovery Warriors, Veg News, Mind Body Green, Chalkboard Mag, Arizona Republic, KTLA- LA's local news and more.
My promise to you through working together is you will walk away trusting yourself around food. Food will become easy and something that doesn't require a lot of thought. You will cultivate self-worth outside of your size and no longer worry about your weight. You will discover how to feel confident and comfortable in your skin.
You will become someone who engages in compassionate self-care, not rigid self-control. You will create a relationship with exercise that is pleasurable and no longer punishing.
You leave with so much more brain space to devote to the things that truly matter to you in your life. You will walk away a healthier person, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Apply below for a complimentary discovery call & to learn about the opportunities for 1:1 coaching together.
I HELP HUMANS TRANSFORM THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD, BODY & SOUL
If you were no longer thinking about food all day, how might your life be different?
With all that freed up brain space, what would be possible?
Weekly calls | 12 total
Unlimited text & email support
1-3 month | Weekly calls
4-6 month | Bi-weekly calls
Unlimited text & email support
*Sessions last 60-90 minutes long and take place over the phone or Zoom*
WHAT'S MY METHOD?
I have created my own unique methodology to help my clients transform and heal their relationship with food and body which leads to breakthroughs in other areas of their lives. I take a holistic approach to healing and treat you like the whole person you are, instead of telling you what to eat. I teach you how to listen and trust your body.
I utilize my training in Intuitive Eating, Body Wisdom, Non-Diet Approach, Health at Every Size, Trauma-Informed Care, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, The Work by Byron Katie, The Work of Landmark Worldwide, Eastern Philosophies, and Mindfulness Practices.
During our sessions, I ask you clarifying questions that will guide you to discover where you keep getting stuck with food and the Diet Mentality. You will discover a new way of thinking and walk away with profound perspective shifts that lead to a change in behavior and view of yourself and the world. You will become someone who respects her body instead of hates it.
In between sessions, I assign you homework and tools to practice that will lead to a peaceful relationship with food and yourself. For example, you might have a Ted Talk to watch, have a journaling assignment, you might have to face a fear food and eat it before our next call or have an honest conversation with someone in your life. I will design custom homework assignments that meet you where you are at and address your unique needs.