Every now and then I receive a testimonial worthy of sharing with the world. This one here is just that. The lady behind the words is lovely and strong and vivacious and has taken hold of the reigns of her life and experienced a bounty-full of richness and wellness. I am so touched by her kindness.
I discovered The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) at a time in my life when I was stuck in an unhealthy relationship that didn’t feel good and I was stuck in a body that didn’t feel good. I had spent years struggling with my health and various versions of disordered eating. I was 100 pounds overweight, my joints hurt, I was sick all the time, and I had allergic reactions to everything. I was chronically exhausted and had a hopelessly weak constitution, something I feared would last the rest of my life. I was only 23 years old.
Though I was not ready to look at my relationship, I was desperate to address my physical pain. Tara was a blessing to me in this time. She supported me in understanding the intricacies of the nutritional theory and supported me in the practical application of adopting the plan (meal planning, snacks, and options for managing emotional eating compulsions.) She helped me break the program down in steps, so that it wasn’t an oppressive amount of restriction overnight. Over the course of a year and a half on the program, all of my health ails reversed.
I lost those hundred extra pounds, fell in love with unsalted sauerkraut, and developed an appetite for real nutrition in food (not just empty carbs.) I learned how to feed myself. This is what allowed me to leave a relationship that wasn’t working and change my whole life several times over, each time leaning into my resilient body and mind.
Though I don’t currently follow any particular form of B.E.D. eating. I’m convinced that the year and a half I spent pursuing B.E.D. with Tara’s support changed my constitution deeply and established a foundation of health that has carried me forward in life with a totally different story: my body is strong and vital; I have plenty of energy and can regenerate and heal easily. Tara helped me build a bridge back to my body. And that’s where everything begins. ~ H.L., NY, NY. (yoga therapist, postural educator, professional cuddler)
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May all bellies be happy!