Have you tried everything without much success?
Worried your situation is unique and my approach will not work for you?
To put your mind at ease, I'd like to share some of my clients' journeys that now feel confident around food and have improved relationship with their bodies and their quality of life.
See what they say!
This is such a big deal for me
I have been lucky enough to work with the incredible nutritional therapist Milda. In just two sessions Milda has helped me see where so many of a lifetime of eating problems have come from and how they have manifested. This week I literally cried with relief at the thought of being excited to go to the market and not avoid the lovely smells and sights in the food quarter and actually buy something and enjoy it free from fear. This is such a big deal for me.
Anna, 37, Frome
I was binging and purging every day and had no tools or way to stop it. I was in a constant cycle of self-loathing and left that there was something wrong in my brain that could never be fixed. I had an ED for all of my teenage years and into my early 20s, so it was all that I remembered. I had gone to so many therapists through the years and I was nervous it wouldn't work again.
I have found the sessions incredibly helpful and I was building my skills at a pace that really worked for me. I am able to overcome different scenarios when my eating becomes disordered and even if I have setbacks, I know what to do and how to bring myself back on track.
Karen, 27, London
Even if I have setbacks, I know what to do and how to bring myself back on track
I have felt comfortable talking through things I have found difficult to share
I was binge eating regularly and this was having a huge impact on my daily life, happiness and self-esteem. I also had problems with being kind to myself as well as managing my stress and anxiety levels. I have felt comfortable talking through things I have found difficult to share and I liked how practical sessions have been. I have found the homework activities really helpful to make meaningful and long-term changes to my life.
Our sessions equipped me with the tools and helped identify and change things in my day/week/life as necessary to look after myself well. This has given me a lot of hope and confidence for the future. Also, I can get myself back to feeling good if I have a set back/time of feeling low again.
Jasmine, 34, Bath
In moving to university, I knew that I needed support to become more responsible for looking after myself nutritionally as well as restore weight in order to be more healthy and fully recover from anorexia. I've been to a lot of nutritional therapists in the past who have still been very prescriptive in their approach, and therefore not been advocates of intuitive eating, and because of this, I was concerned that it might be the same with you.
I have gained enough weight to restore my periods (I know I'm not done with weight restoration but for me, this is a huge achievement that I really didn't believe I would manage). I have a better understanding of intuitive eating and listening to the signals my body is giving. Having a weekly session as I transitioned into uni life gave me consistency and a space to check in with how recovery was going and kept me accountable when I was struggling to make progress.
It has been amazing to work with you, I feel like your insight has been so grounding during a time that has been challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Sessions have often been difficult and confronting but I have appreciated being able to be completely honest, in the knowledge that I can trust in your support. I've been able to challenge myself because of your encouragement to step outside my comfort zones and push my boundaries.
I feel like I'm able to enjoy so many more situations now because I'm no longer terrified of the food that might be involved. My life has opened up because I can enjoy food in a social way, and this has been the most rewarding part of my recovery so far.
Elsa, 21, Somerset
I'm able to enjoy so many more situations now because I'm no longer terrified of the food
I was scared to take the first steps
When I came to Milda I was at risk of being admitted to hospital with anorexia. I was scared to take the first steps and admitting that I had a problem was hard. However, due to our work together I feel much healthier and think about food less, am more productive and confident with my own choices. Plus, I advanced in my career, which I don't think I could have done previously, given my restrictive habits.
Lydia, 31, Wiltshire
I have been emotionally eating since I was 15, after borderline anorexia followed by bulimia and this was all exacerbated by long term depression, anxiety and OCD.
Working with Milda has been terrific. I really liked her instantly. She is warm and compassionate, non-judgmental, and kind. She has some great ideas and suggestions and lets you take things at your own pace. I couldn't praise her highly enough. Milda has helped me to see that and to not worry about doing everything at once.
I feel happier about the whole situation and more in control of myself. I finally feel as if I can make peace with my eating/bingeing and go forward in a much more relaxed manner. I can't recommend Milda highly enough. She has changed my outlook towards food and calories and has helped me see that being kind to oneself is imperative. I don't want to finish my sessions!
Alison, 62, Bristol
She has changed my outlook towards food and calories and has helped me see that being kind to oneself is imperative
I finally feel like I am capable to achieve anything!
I was suffering with bulimia for over 10 years when I decided to seek for help. I tried to get help through my GP, but it was taking too long and I couldn’t wait any longer. I was constantly feeling anxious and unable to complete even the simplest of tasks. I realized I reached rock bottom and it was time for a big change.
Although I was terrified of the idea of weight fluctuations and I thought I will never be able to eat as a ‘normal’ person, I always felt supported and understood when working with Milda. No matter how hard it would get, I would leave every session more hopeful and with a smile on my face.
I finally feel like I am not a slave anymore and a truthful, authentic person! I can enjoy my life without worrying about food or my body shape. I am full of energy and passion for life, I feel like I am capable to achieve anything!
Sara, 29, Bristol
I have probably tried every diet, meal plan and diet shake on the planet, just to realize (over 15 years later) that it doesn’t work and the weight ALWAYS comes back! I decided to seek for help after my binge eating got out control and I would just ‘inhale’ food. Although subconsciously I still wanted to lose weight, I was fed up of being stuck in the cycle of binge eating and self-loathing.
Used to diet mentality, I still expected quick, instant change and I was struggling to accept that my body needs time to heal and readjust. So grateful I had the incredible support of Milda to get me through these tough times, as I would have thrown the towel in after a few weeks doing it by myself!
I am proud to say I now am a truly intuitive eater and I can trust myself to have only one slice of cake and eat when I’m hungry. My anxiety around food is gone and I have never felt more confident in my own skin!
Jane, 42, Bath
I was fed up of being stuck in the cycle of binge eating and self-loathing
Having suffered with emotional eating for over 20 years, I was starting to lose hope and get more and more depressed. From dieting, to bulimia, to binge eating… I tried so many tools and seen so many people, I thought that I will never be ‘normal’ around food.
Although I heard only good things, I was still terrified to start coaching with Milda, as I’ve been this way for so long and the idea of change scared me. I was convinced my weight with spiral out of control, but Milda has given simple, great practical tools and techniques to keep me on track when fear would get too much.
This journey is so much more than just making peace with food…it has helped me realise that I am so much more than just how my body looks like and that I am a talented, loving and kind person. I never thought I would say that, but I feel empowered to live my life to the full and inspire others to do the same.
Louise, 36, Somerset
I thought that I will never be ‘normal’ around food
Dieting, bulimia and poor body image has been part of my life for more than 13 years before I finally committed to recovery. I couldn’t take another day living in such misery and after another disappointing Christmas I decided to commit to finally changing my life.
Previously I have read some self-help books, but have never taken the right steps to follow through with the programmes to make me better. I knew I needed to be fully accountable and find somebody who truly understood what I was going through. I feel so blessed I found Milda! She always gives me such wonderful advice, solid guidance and hope.
I cannot believe how far I have come and when I look back I am so proud. Food obsession is completely gone, I can finally trust myself around food and all the body image issues seem much smaller when I think back to the hell I used to live in. I am proud for looking at my body with compassion and loving eyes!
I cannot believe that it has been just over a year since I had my last binge! Never thought I will EVER be able to say that.
Emily, 31, Somerset
I cannot believe how far I have come and when I look back I am so proud
I had been yo-yo dieting for years, got to ‘my goal weight’ many times but never able to keep it off. I was still focused on weight loss and after completing a nutrition course, I became even more confused about what I ‘should’ & ‘shouldn’t’ eat which led to more emotional eating and so the cycle would have continued!
Like all programs, I had my reservations, if Milda was going to be any different to ‘other’ professionals, but I have really enjoyed working with her. Milda is SO knowledgeable and although I would say it hasn’t always been easy, she has adapted the programme to suit my needs – she has been very supportive, encouraging and persuasive, and helped me get through really difficult times.
You are such a lovely person Milda, full of support, knowledge, patience, understanding.
Kate, 45, Bath
You helped me get through really difficult times
I have suffered from compulsive overeating for 27 years and I couldn’t even remember what ‘normal eating’ is anymore. I was a serial dieter, turned binge eater. I tried to recover three times in the past, however I was convinced that there is no hope for me.
Although recovery can be hard work as and it can be tough to break old habits, it gets easier and easier every week. I am so happy I am getting closer to the 8th-month binge free anniversary. I try not to get too excited and stay focused on recovery, but hooray, currently my life is fabulous. Life without bulimia is so fantastic, I have better skin, thicker hair, I have more energy, I can concentrate better.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help, it has been extremely valuable. I am finally ready to let go and carry on by myself, as I feel I am completely equipped to do so. You are the perfect coach, read between the lines and know exactly how to respond to keep me motivated and on the right path. I will never forget your support and I express sincere gratitude.
Dianne, 43, Somerset
I tried to recover three times in the past, however I was convinced that there is no hope for me
I was desperate to escape the cycle of living in fear and guilt around food. I would wake up every Monday and say to myself that ‘’today I will be good’’ and start the diet again, just to set myself for failure the same day! For years I was trapped in the diet- skipping meals- over exercising- bingeing cycle and I could not face another diet.
It has been incredible challenging to move away from well-engrained diet mentality, calorie counting and control, but within just a few sessions with Milda I understood where I’ve been going completely wrong. Finally, I can proudly say that I see food as fuel and nourishment, not as a coping mechanism for life’s stresses.
Thank you for your helpful insights and warm support Milda, I can honestly say that you have changed my life. I am feeling my healthiest, strongest and most confident than I have in years and it’s all thanks to you!
Andrea, 35, Bath
I can proudly say that I see food as fuel and nourishment, not as a coping mechanism