Hey! So Glad You're Here.
Are tired of obsessing over numbers? Want to break free from diet culture and live more authentically? Yup, I was there too.
Hiya, I'm Kaysha! I'm a registered nutritionist & Pilates Instructor dedicated to helping you build a positive relationship with food and your body.
So yeah, I am a diet culture dropout (unofficial title). From my late teens until my 30th birthday, I was either on a diet or planning my next diet. The scales were a part of my morning routine. My whole personality was based around me being "toned" and a "gym bunny". Then when I turned 30, I felt like I didn't want to spend another decade of my life being so fixated on the number on the scales.
Awks but, when I qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2010 (how is that over a decade ago?), I figured I'd specialise in weight loss. I had zero business skills, I knew how to diet and weight loss was what everyone wanted to speak to me about.
But something wasn't right.
I didn't want to give my clients the same diet advice I was following myself. Because I knew it wasn't a "lifestyle" I would recommend to anyone. So why was it okay for me?
Well, the truth was it wasn't. I was hungry, constipated (possibly TMI, but since I'm sharing), I had daily blood sugar crashes and I was obsessed with the numbers on the scales.
I knew I had to stop. I won't try and make it sound pretty. I didn't simply stop dieting. I embarked on a long-ass journey that involved a lot of pseudo-dieting and throwing away scales only to buy a new set (yay, Amazon Prime).
I realised that healing from the damaging messages that I had internalised about my body needed time. I promised myself that I would give myself all the time in the world. Because I already knew what life on a diet looked like (we both know what that looks like, right?).
Once I stopped obsessing over the numbers (on most days), I was able to focus on what it was I wanted to do with my life. I trained as a Pilates instructor, left my corporate job and specialised in performance nutrition. I continued the deep work of returning to the Intuitive Eater that I was in my teens.
In 2017, I worked for a private intensive outpatient eating disorder recovery clinic for three and a half years before setting up my private practice. I've since gone on to do extensive training in trauma-informed nutrition which proved to be invaluable both on a personal and professional level.
And here I am today. An anti-diet and trauma-informed practitioner. One who is passionate about her work is committed to continuing healing and growing in other areas of my life.
This blog is where I share all my learnings. It's also home to a community of people who are healing from chronic dieting, disordered eating and eating disorders.
I hope that in one way or another, I can help you discover what you can achieve when you're free from food thoughts, working at full power, full of energy, greater mental capacity and self-esteem.
With lots of love,