My name is Andrea Berkowitz and I help women get out of food prison and lose weight without giving up their favorite foods.
My struggles with food began after being diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2013. The diagnosis, surgery and months of chemotherapy unleashed a mad frenzy of unhealthy behaviors surrounding my nutrition. I spent hours upon hours on Google searching for all the reasons I got cancer- sugar, dairy, meat, wine, wine, wine… You get my drift.
This obsession took over my life and I became a strict vegan, no sugar, no carbs, no alcohol… NO LIFE. I thought I was being a dutiful breast cancer “thriver” by making all of the right healthy choices.
This eventually took a huge toll on my mind and body. I was doing everything EXCEPT living life. I now call it “food prison.” The food police was dictating my life. I craved everything that I had forbidden myself to eat. All I wanted was a nice juicy steak and a glass of wine to enjoy with my husband. I was drunk with envy watching all of my friends and family eat the foods that I could not.
Over the course of a year, I decided to live in strength rather than to live in fear. I didn’t want food to control me; I wanted to be in control of my choices, my body, my health. I realized that I needed to heal my relationship with food and adopt a “mostly healthy” lifestyle that allowed me to be more flexible with my choices. I started re-introducing LIVING back into my life. It was the most liberating experience of my life. I took it even further and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and got my health coach certification.
I now live a balanced lifestyle FREE of strict rules and the results have been amazing.
I feel better than ever.
I have endless energy.
I have maintained a healthy weight.
I don’t feel deprived.
I have food freedom!
“It’s time to start feeling amazing, both physically and mentally. When you work with me, you will gain the tools you need to make realistic, long-term changes. Let’s work together to help you lose the weight – without giving up your favorite foods!”
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