frequently asked questions
I'm not technically in a "bigger body" - will this guide work for me?
Yes, and let me explain. I explicitly offer this program to women in bigger bodies (this refers to women who are plus-size) because I don't see very many food freedom programs specifically supporting women like my mother in finding food freedom.
I know from my Mother's story how women in bigger bodies are more likely to experience fatphobia directly, and, more likely to be encouraged to diet from a very young age. Acknowledging this experience benefits all who hope to stop fearing weight gain and start living their lives without food guilt.
All who apply the skills found in the ex-dieters guide will benefit from my No Guilt Framework, but it is important to me that women in bigger bodies know: you too can have food freedom.
Is this course okay for those with diagnosed eating disorders?
If you are actively experiencing an eating disorder, this course may supplement your care, but is not a replacement for direct Eating Disorder treatment. This course is appropriate for those in stable ED recovery looking to deepen their previous work in treatment.
what if I still want to lose weight, is this guide for me?
You're not alone in that feeling! This course is designed to help you focus on your relationship with food so you can stop choosing weight loss over your wellbeing.
This doesn't mean you no longer want to lose weight. It just means we help you stop obsessing over the scale and help you consider how to achieve health and personal goals beyond dieting as the only strategy for health and happiness.
Especially if dieting doesn't feel sustainable to you, or, damages your mental health -- this course will help you find a new normal around food you can live with! The course is also a more affordable investment for folks "on the fence" to explore Intuitive Eating and clarify their feelings about weight loss going forward prior to investing in more extensive counseling work.
how much time do I need to dedicate to this course?
In writing this course, I kept efficiency in mind. I give you tools and support to focus on the right things at the right time. My hope is that you will dedicate 30 minutes -1 hour per week over 3 months time to engage with the material. Other than that, the skills you learn are immediately applicable so you can get the benefits ASAP!
what if I want more support?
If you want more time with Melissa, you are invited to apply to work with her 1:1. Melissa is on maternity leave but will return in January 2024. I will deduct the cost of this course from your 3 month package fee and help you reach your goals. Note: individual sessions or "pick my brain" session series are not eligible for this course credit.
do you guarantee success? is this worth the cost?
I provide a proven step-by-step framework and methodology to help you improve your relationship with food. My clients who apply the method and follow my framework find success. The price for this program is comparable to, or less than, any diet program you've done in the past.
You are investing in skills to help you find what works for you to eat effortlessly and guilt-free for a lifetime, as well as becoming a role model for others in your life how to do this too.
Most graduates who finish the No More Guilt program say they "would have paid more" for this program because the value and outcomes exceeded their expectations.