DITCH DIETING. BANISH BODY HATE. FIND YOUR FREEDOM. GRAB THE FREE COURSE NOW!

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I know just how to get your mind off of “muffin tops” and end those hangry-handed cookie jar raids. If you’re tired of listening to the self-hate soundtrack on repeat, critiquing your body in the mirror, memorizing nutrition facts, feeling uncomfortable in your jeans, waking up to the cold stare of the scale and being “good” for a few days only to find yourself face down in an empty tray of cinnamon rolls with sugar-induced amnesia and icing in your hair – I’M YOUR GIRL.

I’m a coach who’s honest, intuitive and compassionate.  I’m generous too, with an arsenal of proven tools and practices to share.

And I’m unafraid to call “bullshit” on a capitalistic culture that profits from women’s insecurities.

Together we’ll ditch the soul-sucking diets and say “peace out” to self-sabotage so that you can:

BE WHO YOU ARE

Think self-awareness on fleek. You’ll be tapped into your gut and mindful of your desires. You’ll end the tiring quest for perfection (because it doesn’t exist) and tear off the mask (because the real you is way cuter!) You’ll no longer live on autopilot towards a destination that doesn’t excite you. Instead you will take control, own your truth and build the life you’ve been dreaming of.

EAT WHAT YOU WANT

It’s called normal eating. No rules. No math. No shame. You’ll know just how to feed your body without relying on diets that don’t work and gurus who don’t get you. You’ll forget what it feels like to binge on loaves of buttered bread and won’t bury yourself in guilt for enjoying salted mango margs with the girls. You’ll be at peace with food. It will finally become a side dish, and not the main course, of your life.

IN A BODY YOU LOVE

Like a BFF or a soul mate spouse, you’ll cherish your body and nurture the relationship. You’ll listen to her and honor her needs for nourishment, pleasure, rest and movement from a place of devotion, not obligation. You may not like everything about her (sorta like your partner’s taste in music or their refusal to restock the toilet paper) but you’ll love her. And she will love you right back.

This life is within your reach. And it's closer than you think.

I know it’s difficult to believe. You’ve been hopeful 1,000.000 times before at the start of every diet, fitness program and juice fast only to be let down with an empty wallet, a fridge full of disgusting microwaveable meals and 10 extra pounds.

I know that being who you are and eating what you want in a body you love sounds AHH-MAZING. But, impossible for someone like you, who has exhausted herself – both physically and emotionally – chasing a happiness that she never could find.

AND I KNOW BECAUSE I’VE BEEN THERE.

Several years ago (after college and marriage and motherhood) I began my first diet. At the time, I was naïve to the long term effects of calorie restriction and over-exercise. So, completing a popular workout program didn’t seem dangerous. It seemed like a great way to support my husband in his fitness journey, distract myself from an ongoing family medical crisis, improve my own “health” and try for six pack abs.

I didn’t think I’d develop an eating disorder.

I didn’t plan on becoming fanatical about exercise.

But, after 3 months of meticulously charting my food intake and performing rigorous workouts that’s exactly what happened. I lost not just weight – but my ass, my period, my thyroid health and my sanity.

After “graduating” from the program, I continued to over exercise, restrict calories and limit food groups. Any time I skipped a workout or had a glass of wine “off plan” I’d make up for it the following day with an extra sweat sesh or a fast. Eventually, this extreme deprivation led to binge eating.  And my response to every binge was to cut more calories and ban additional foods which resulted in even more binges, followed by disgust, self-hate, isolation, sadness – and you guessed it –more binges.

I was trapped in the restrict/binge cycle for years. I became detached, secretive, angry and physically ill. I couldn’t be the sort of daughter, sister, friend, wife or mother that I wanted to be because I was so distracted. It seemed I only had enough time in the day to hate my body, which made it difficult to love anyone else. I starved and gorged and shamed myself in silence, resenting my returning curves and blaming myself for an obvious lack of willpower. All the while, maintaining the illusion that I was “fine.”

When I finally admitted to myself and to my husband that I had a problem I was still drowning in diet dogma and workout extremes. I tried, unsuccessfully, to manage my own recovery by reading blog posts and listening to podcasts. But, it wasn’t until I hired a coach to mentor me on the journey of healing my relationship with ME, and consequently food and body, that I was truly transformed.  I learned that there was more to my disordered eating and exercise behaviors than the size of my pants or the fat grams in a peanut butter cup. It was my life that required an overhaul, not my body. In time, I rediscovered the joy that comes from being authentically and unapologetically me. I trashed my scale, stopped counting calories, began eating and moving intuitively and waved good bye to the quest for perfection.

Now, I rock my weird, speak my mind and intentionally care for myself.  My body fits effortlessly into my clothes. And it feels and functions well.  Food is neutral. I eat smoothie bowls and oatmeal cookies on the regular, drink icy cold porters, sweat it out on the dance floor, take long morning walks, snuggle my kids, pour my heart into my business, adventure with friends, and make out with my man – entirely guilt free.

I’m blissfully happy with my life and my body – no dieting and no daily half marathons required.

See, I’ve been where you are.
But, I didn’t stay there. And you don’t have to either.

IF YOU'RE READY TO MAKE A BREAK FROM THE CALORIE TRACKERS AND COLOR-CODED CONTAINERS, END THE UNSTOPPABLE EATING FRENZIES, STICK IT TO THE INDUSTRIES PROFITING ON SELF-HATE, FIND PEACE WITH THE MIRROR, AND FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BODY + YOUR LIFE - I'M HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME AND MY PERSONAL LIFE? I’M AN OPEN BOOK.

The basics?

I am 34 years YOUNG. I have an amazing (bearded) husband of 11+ years, 3 kiddos (5,8 & 9) 1 cat, 1 dog and the best friends and family a woman could ask for. I live in Pennsylvania. And, for the most part, I love it. My extended family is here too (within a few miles radius). And it’s close enough to NYC and the East Coast Beaches to keep me entertained. But, Colorado definitely has a piece of my heart. Cambodia too.

In my past life (otherwise known as my 20s) I was a Certified Public Accountant.

I have a gummy smile and giant dimples (as you can probably see in my photos) and they suit me because I laugh – A LOT! I’m a rebel with plenty of opinions and a shameless lover of humanity. It’s a constant battle for me to balance speaking my piece with spreading the love.

For family pictures and other useless info just friend me on Facebook (Lu Uhrich) or follow me on Instagram (@lueatsdotcom).

The favorites?

Beards. Dark beer and darker chocolate. All the veggies. The beach. Hikes and hip-hop dancing. Early morning walks. Breakfast foods. Christmas. The arts. The woods. Reading. Writing. Playing in the rain. Country roads. City lights. Wearing black (and “old-lady” vintage floral). Watching documentaries. Sarcasm. Sunshine. Snail mail. Tattoos. Philosophical conversation. Social justice. All the people. Laugh lines. Freckled noses. Music. Quiet. Seeing something (or someone) grow. Making connections. Shutting down shame. Raising up my little world-changers. My man. My friends. My family. You.

The quirks?

I should really have my people answer this. But, I’ll try:

  • I HATE – like with a passion – the texture of unfinished wood (think popsicle sticks, wooden spoons and untreated decks). The feeling of touching the stuff is enough to make me gag.
  • I have a “thinking face” it involves three fingers over my mouth. If you see it, just walk away. I’m no good to you.
  • I have to make my bed in the morning or it bothers me all day long.
  • There is a proper ratio of ice cream to brownie. And I’m an expert at it.
  • I like to take handwritten notes. Long live the pen and paper.
  • I don’t open food containers well. Boxes are torn, bags are massacred, freshness seals are only partially removed. ALWAYS.
  • I rarely follow recipes. Which is fine, until I attempt to recreate a delicious meal and have no idea what to do.
  • I put eggshells in the sink.
  • I rarely wear coats. But, I’m always cold.
The dreams?

I’m living a lot of them.

But a few things on my lifetime to-do list include:

  • Building my dream home on our current property
  • Writing a book
  • Starting a podcast
  • More traveling (Ireland, Thailand, Italy, France) 
  • Having the joy of watching my kiddos grow up
  • Seeing the oppressed and the marginalized, the forgotten and the pushed aside be recognized, honored, loved and safe. And doing my part to make it so. (Who’s with me?)

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Lu Uhrich is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach. She helps women worldwide to grow in self-awareness, find food freedom and practice body love. Lu graduated with honors from Messiah College and obtained her certification from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She is the host of the Untamed Podcast and has written for various publications such as MindBodyGreen and The Beauty Bean.

When Lu’s not changing the world one inspired woman at a time, she enjoys life as [anything but] usual with her husband and three young kids. She’s also an avid reader, tattoo collector, nature lover, Frenchie fanatic, baker and volunteer.

You can learn more about Lu and her transformational coaching programs at www.lueats.com

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