You’ve tried so hard…

to feel comfortable in your body as it is…instead of fantasizing and obsessing about how you used to look.

to be healthier and fitter since you had kids…but you can’t seem to find a program that works for you—or the time to do it.

to look in the mirror and feel proud of your body, to care for it with respect, love and compassion.

to feel confident enough to be in pictures with family and friends…not worried about what people will think of you in them

to understand what kind of nutrition and movement are best for your body’s particular needs

But it never seems to work.

You binge at night because you’re so stressed and tired that you just need a release or sense of comfort.

You eat “clean” with egg whites and chicken breasts—until you’re eating funfetti cake out of the garbage.

You’re eating the amount of calories meant for a toddler and exercising like The Rock—but the scale isn’t budging.

And speaking of the scale, you’ve become obsessed with it, letting it dictate your entire mood for the day

And you’ve tried so many “solutions.”

You try diets that promise weight loss and happiness gain, only to fail at the diet and regain all the weight back.

You buy the gym membership and go for the first few weeks—until you never go again.

The constant logging on MyFitnessPal has led to anxiety around restaurant food.

The dietitian’s meal plan is fine—but you never dive into why your relationship with food was broken in the first place.

But that’s where I come in,

with intuitive eating guidance

I provide coaching for women who want to pursue health without restrictive and obsessive diets, using the philosophy of intuitive eating: a scientifically-validated, anti-diet framework. Through our work together, you’ll be able to confidently:

💙eat without guilt and make peace with food

💙identify and overcome triggers that cause overeating or restricting

💙improve overall health without dieting, restriction or obsession

💙accept and respect your body, no matter its size

💙incorporate exercise/movement into your life in a way that feels fun, refreshing, effective, and sustainable.

💙approach food and fitness in a way that is sustainable and realistic for YOU

Hi, I’m Alana Van Der Sluys.

I’m a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, book author, TEDx speaker, and the founder of Freedom with Food and Fitness, LLC.

I spent seven years battling eating disorders, hating my body, obsessing over the scale, and never feeling like I was enough.

My mission is to help you identify diet culture’s false messages about beauty and health; teach you how to become an intuitive eater; provide you with actionable, realistic strategies to achieve food freedom; and inspire you to live a life full of gratitude, purpose, and self-worth beyond your weight.

One of the first steps to becoming an intuitive eater? Ditching the scale!

Easier said than done? Click here to grab my free “Ditching the Scale” worksheet to help you start listening to your own body, instead of the number on the scale!

The best motivator to heal your relationship with food? The dream life that you wish you were living.

It’s possible! Snag my “Impossible Goals” Worksheet here to see what’s possible when you achieve food freedom—and the steps to get there

Health vs. Intuitive Eating?

No way! You can TRULY have it all!  Click here to get yourself a copy of my FREE eBook:  “3 Ways to Boost Health with Intuitive Eating”

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