As a lifelong emotional eater, I’ve experienced firsthand what it feels like to be trapped inside of my own body. After countless failed diets, inconsistent exercise routines, and years of experimenting with pills, wraps, shakes, and plans, I resolved that there must be something wrong with me. Nothing seemed to work, and I was always the common denominator.
In August 2016, I found myself at rock bottom. Weighing in at 215 pounds and 37% body fat on my 5’3’’ frame, I was diagnosed as clinically depressed. My whole life felt unstable and I was on the brink of losing everything that I loved. Even with so many years of self-help education under my belt, the difference between theory and application became painfully obvious when I saw that nothing I tried was working. In a moment of desperation, I admitted to myself and to my boyfriend that I wasn’t okay and that I needed help.
Over the next 18 months, I sought out therapists, doctors, trainers, and teachers to support me throughout my transformation. By combining my personal toolkit with theirs, together we designed a lifestyle intervention that was custom-fit and tailored specifically for me. I learned how to address the roots of my emotional eating habits, healed my relationship with food, and ultimately lost over 70 pounds along the way.
Undergoing this transformative journey has made me a life-long believer in integrative health care practices. I believe that our physical health is only one piece of a much greater puzzle and that we are on the forefront of a healthcare revolution. To do this, we must place a greater emphasis on our emotional health and work towards a future where root causes are treated rather than symptoms. It is my mission to share my story with those that have found themselves at their own “rock bottom” and to help them create a lifestyle intervention that has the same potential to save their life like it did for me.
My arsenal of credentials includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology (Emphasis in Positive Psychology) and current enrollment in the Graduate Program for Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah. I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist, a licensed “Emotional Processing” facilitator, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a Strong by Zumba group fitness instructor.
Britt is available for personal and semi-private training. Contact her at 801-921-9661 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.