Breakthrough

A 6-month faith filled eating recovery program to reduce food anxiety and empower confident eating so you can freely experience a purposeful, hope-filled & abundant life.

 

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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

breakthrough has four cornerstone 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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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

Program Details

coaching is provided via tele-health or in person


  •  Custom welcome packet to help you begin to identify your bigger why for want your breakthrough and lay the foundation for our work together.
  • 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.
  • Individual sessions via tele-health or in person where I will tap into my coaching skills to take you from hopeless to hopeful, from discouraged to encouraged, from out of control to in charge.
    • 3 Sessions per month (45 minutes each)
    • 18 total sessions
    • Pluss two 30-minute Bonus Coaching Calls when you need extra support
  • Priority Access to me via Voxer, email or Healthie app (use this Monday-Friday to ask questions, share victories, explore obstacles and get support when it just can't wait until our next session!)
  • Three life experience BONUS sessions taking you through various settings such as cooking, movie night, clothes shopping, joyful movement and more. This is done via video coaching or in-person.
  • Meal support as needed.
  • Bible Study throughout the six month journey.  Materials are included in your program cost.
  • On-going support through the holidays. The winter months offer a lot in the way of social activity, celebration, get-togethers and joy.  This time often brings up many triggering events catapulting a woman who suffers with food, body and weight obsession into a downward spiral of doubt, fear, uncertainty, hopelessness, even isolation.  In your Breakthrough journey, you will have much needed support & encouragement through all the above listed items and most importantly, through prayer.
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BREAKTHROUGH

ARE YOU READY?


    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.

    Bonus #1

    • Preferred access to handouts, questionnaires and writing assignments and additional training videos
    • Bible Study Materials to deepen your relationship and walk with God
    • A copy of "8 Keys to Recovery" to challenge your destructive thinking and take a deeper look at the "why" behind your behaviors OR the "Intuitive Eating" book to deepen your experience as you make peace with food.
    • A copy of "Body Kindness" to cultivate body gratitude and self-care
    • Scripture Cards so that you can have constant and convenient encouragement

    Bonus #2

    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 #3

    complimentary copy of the ultimate diet detox

    This 21-day challenge is power packed with the easiest steps to cleanse your mind from the toxic messages of dieting.  Like any good detox, it is there to be repeated when you feel the yuck of dieting messages and body shaming starting to build up!

    this program is for you if...

    • You are tired of dieting, ready to make peace with food through intuitive eating and heal your relationship with your body
    • 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

    Let's make sure we are a good fit! 

    Click below to set apply for a complimentary 30 minute clarity call where we will:

    1. Identify your bigger WHY for making change right now so you will have confidence in investing in you.
    2. Explore the barriers blocking you from lasting change so that you can strategize how to overcome them.
    3. Create a plan of action to make 2-3 positive life changes TODAY and equip you with actionable skills and strategies to overcome your obstacles.

    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.


     

    Let's make sure we are a good fit! 

    Click below to set apply for a complimentary 30 minute clarity call where we will:

    1. Identify your bigger WHY for making change right now so you will have confidence in investing in you.
    2. Explore the barriers blocking you from lasting change so that you can strategize how to overcome them.
    3. Create a plan of action to make 2-3 positive life changes TODAY and equip you with actionable skills and strategies to overcome your obstacles.
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