Breakthrough

A 6-month faith filled eating recovery group coaching program to reduce food anxiety and nurture your identity in christ so you can experience a life worth living and finally live out your dreams.

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AS a young girl & teenager, i never fit the bill for beauty

I simply did not measure up to other girls as I awkwardly tried to fit in with the right “look”-hair, nails, clothes.  Well, that just did not work for me and I did not really feel like I fit in with the pretty girls.  So, I found my identity and confidence in other ways: sports, academics and band.  In my little school and town, I became the best at most of the things I set my mind to accomplish. That is who I became: MVP, Valedictorian, Lead chair in band and the drum major. 

i was fulfilled, at least it appeared that way


I still had a gaping hole inside of me.  I was ridiculing my strong body, though I LOVED pushing heavy weight; I would wish away my curly hair and hope to wake up with thighs that did not touch.  Meanwhile, I would absorb the hurtful comments about my hairstyle, my quirky personality, the way I would walk or run and so on.  

I did not know it then,

but I am certain this was one part of the equation that lead me to eat large quantities of comfort food: fig newtons, fudge rounds, just about anything soft, chewy and sweet. 

Fast forward into the college years and bring on some major insecurities about being beautiful enough and having the right body.  Then, hit the gym to get the lean sculpted (and tan) look promised to me by the magazine I faithfully purchased every month.  Oh, let’s not leave out the awesome nutrition education I was gaining to make sure I was eating right to keep my weight off! Now, a mother of three beauties, my body shape, size and fitness level are not at all what they once were.  

But, I have something now I did not have before

Something that really makes me who I am and confident no matter where I go.  Something that pushes me to fight for women like you…His name is Jesus.

For I know the plans I have for you

plans to prosper you and not not harm you

plans to give you hope and a future

jeremiah 29:11

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Let's move you from surviving to thriving

you have plans, a hope and a future promised to you, yet fear, negative self-image, food and weight obsessions consume your life

 

Embrace Eating Recovery's Breakthrough program is a 6 month life changing journey that will

  • Ignite your hope for a joyful life so you can be free from the burdens of the world

  • Empower you to boldly walk in God's love & embrace who you are in Christ so you are finally owning your identity

  • Move mountains as you release the burdens of dieting, eating disorders and the drive to be thin.

  • Show you how to develop and nurture a satisfying relationship with food, your body and God so that you can start saying yes to social activities, moving your body the way you want to and experience God like you never have in the past

  • Teach you how to use healthy coping skills, including prayer and bible study so that you will confidently and peacefully move through life's challenges

Breakthrough has FOUR CORNERSTONES TO SUCCESS THAT REST ON THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH - "THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN"  (HEBREWS 11:1)

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Program Details

  • Custom welcome packet

    • Participant Breakthrough Binder to organize your handouts, writing assignments and see your progress

    • Personal Journal so that you can have an account of your victories and struggles

    • Bible Study Materials to deepen your relationship and walk with God

    • A copy of "8 Keys to Recovery Workbook" to challenge your destructive thinking and take a deeper look at the "why" behind your behaviors

    • A copy of "Body Kindness" to cultivate body gratitude and self-care

  • One hour nutrition assessment to hear your story and understand your concerns with food, weight, exercise and body image

  • Initial, midway and final evaluation of your food behaviors/thoughts, body image, exercise relationship, and relationship with God. This will allow for development of your personal treatment plan, effectively strategize your progress and demonstrate your success along the way.

  • 2 Individual Sessions/month via tele-health where you will receive personalized coaching to take you from hopeless to hopeful, from discouraged to encouraged, from out of control to in charge.

  • Monthly webinar trainings based on the four pillars of Mindset, Nourish, Body and Movement (live and recorded so you can watch on your own time.)

  • Monthly “office hours” where I will be LIVE to answer your questions and provide on the spot coaching

  • Participation in our secret group where you can be encouraged, give encouragement and be released of the chains of dieting and body dissatisfaction as you grown in your relationship with God.

  • Bible Study, prayer and devotional time throughout the 6 months

    this program is for you if...

  • You are recently diagnosed with an eating disorder

  • You have been recently discharged from eating disorder treatment and looking for strong accountability

  • You are struggling to be set free of the diet mindset and live with fear around food and body image

  • You are ready to press and pray to move into a deeper relationship with God

monthly focus topics

specific topics/assignments will be individualized 

  • Month 1

    • Mastering Mindset: unlocking your powerful, mind of Christ so you can confidently challenge negative thought patterns and experience powerful change

    • Assessment of current food patterns. Strategies to start moving away from destructive food & thought behaviors (if needed) and introduction to intuitive eating

    • Body Wise- Understanding body image and your story

    • Motivations to move-assessing your current relationship with physical activity and begin to restore it to it's most supportive place in your life

    • Faith Talk- Exploring the Religion of Thinness

    • Implementation week to practice your new mindset and patterns

  • Month 2

    • Mastering Mindset: exploring your inner critic and finding your empowered voice so you can experience your day without being beat down by negative thinking

    • Nurturing compassionate self-care and making peace with food

    • Body Wise- Uncover how you talk about your body and how it impacts your eating and exercise patterns.

    • Mindful movement challenge- strategic sessions to explore your connection to your body through movement that is new to you

    • Faith Talk- Challenging Fear and Doubt

    • Implementation week to practice your new mindset and patterns.

  • Month 3

    • Mastering Mindset: Tossing the rigid diet rules and exploring your rhythms of hunger

    • Nurturing peace with food-strategy session to understand & embrace unconditional permission to eat

    • Body Wise- The Selfie Story--without the edits

    • Mindful movement challenge- exploring intensity (you may be in position to increase intensity, but your body may also be begging for you to slow down)

    • Faith Talk- God's Love for YOU; receiving His blessings and promises

    • Implementation week to practice your new mindset and patterns.

  • Month 4

    • Mastering Mindset: Your morning routine, breaking habits and living for a purpose

    • A 3-course meal: Finding your hunger, understanding your fullness and seeking satisfaction in the foods you eat

    • Body Wise: What's in a compliment? Learning to receive them, learning to genuinely give them.

    • Mindful movement challenge- exploring movement duration. Let's see how your body feels with LESS time or MORE time in joyful movement

    • Faith Talk- In the Dessert.

  • Month 5

    • Mastering Mindset: Emergency preparedness...for those times when friends, family or media insist on pouring the dieting message all around you. Gain skills to see it coming and end it before it starts having an impact on your life.

    • Nurturing emotions without food. Learn to identify triggers to "emotional eating" and be equipped with strategies to cope without food.

    • Body Wise: The Media Message and beyond

    • Mindful movement challenge- What's holding you back from change? Get refocused on your motivation, reassess your level of activity and implement strategies for change.

    • Faith Talk- This is my battle cry, no turning back. Purposely identify your battle cry for God and for a life free of food, body and weight obsession

  • Month 6

    • Mastering Mindset: Gathering support, being okay with asking for help and staying committed.

    • Nurturing your health with gentle nutrition. Explore and implement nutrition knowledge in a way that leaves you with satisfied taste buds, improved health and feeling your best...minus the obsessions!

    • Body Wise: Challenging the Religion of Thinness

    • Mindful movement challenge- How often are you moving for joy? Rediscover the fun in moving!

    • Faith Talk- Putting on your armor, fighting the good fight.


I'm Kelley, Warrior Dietitian

As we journey together

I will learn a lot about you and your relationship with food, your body, and with God.  So, I'll break the ice and go first! Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start, don't you agree?  Well, first and foremost I am a Child of God.  I don't always act or think like I am, but I do KNOW that I am and I am a work in progress.  

I am a wife and a mother

To three sweet darlings that God has blessed me with. Professionally, I am a registered dietitian who seeks to help women break free from the bondage of food, body and weight obsessions.  However, I am really starting to see that I am truly a....TRANSFORMER! You heard correctly. :) My God given superpower is to help women break free from the bondage of dieting & eating disorders and empower them to boldly walk in God's Love and embrace who they are in Christ.

You see, I have always been passionate

For helping others and trying to make others happy (though my mother may dispute this a little bit). Has there ever been anyone in your life that made you want to do something to help? For me, it was my daddy who had diabetes.  I chose a path of nutrition to help others manage their diabetes and live their best life! Well, guess what?! God had another plan and ultimately He landed me here!

 

i have dedicated my training and education to help women like you

Since beginning my work in eating disorders in 2008 I have continued to seek understanding and wisdom in the treatment of eating disorders.  I attend conferences by various leaders in the field, BEDA, NEDA, and IAEDP, to name a few.  In 2010 I met Michelle May, M.D. and author of "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat" at a BEDA conference.  Her work resonated with me and I went on to receive my training and license to facilitate the mindful eating program "Am I Hungry?" Through my training and supervision my hours are close to complete for becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian and I recently joined many others as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

 

even with all of my training and experience, something was missing

 Kelley Raetzsch, Warrior Dietitian

Working with women to break free from food fears, body obsession and disordered eating patterns has become a passion and the driving force behind continuing in private practice.  I enjoy getting my hands on the latest research and standing up for the non-diet, body positive movement, but a piece of the puzzle was still lacking. That missing piece has a name...

Jesus.

God put a strong pull on my heart to bring Him fully into the picture of my work to REALLY set women free!  It is not by the work I do, but the work God does through me where women uncover their true identity. Sessions with me often start with prayer and a devotional reading to stir the heart of my client and prepare her to hear from God during our time together.  I utilize scripture to draw analogies and provide encouragement. The women that work with me begin to find their identity as a woman of God, not a number on the scale and become a powerful testimony to God's grace and mercy.  The captive woman is set free and is launched into a purposeful, hope filled and abundant life.

 

What else can I expect from Breakthrough?

 
 

Bonus #1

 

Exclusive access to my self-study course, 6 steps to life free of food, body and weight obsessions

This self-study course was inspired by God and to bring you out of the darkness and into the light.  There are six modules and each one has a video PLUS companion workbook encouraging you to think more deeply about your relationship with your body, with food and with God. 

  • Module One: End the Hurt, Start the Healing

  • Module Two: Building Momentum, Moving Mountains

  • Module Three: Nurtured & Nourished

  • Module Four: Renew Your Mind

  • Module Five: No Longer a Slave

  • Module Six: Beautiful, Confident You

 

Bonus #2

receive a discounted rate on the 3-month "Restored" coaching package.

Upon completing the 6 month program, you will receive an exclusive rate on my 3-month coaching package, if you order within 72 hours of completing the Breakthrough Program.  This package draws on your successes and enhances your learning opportunities.  Your package will be specifically created based on your progress in Breakthrough.

I will fight for you to be free...

 
 
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