Have you felt that food has loved you and then nearly killed you?
You are not alone.
If food and I were going to have a relationship on Facebook; I would check the box: “It’s complicated”. Food has been my best friend, my lover and my mortal enemy.
My name is Maureen Wielansky and I am a Food Relationship Expert. I hesitate to use that word because when I hear that someone is an “expert” they are untouchable, and I have to do everything to avoid them. Here is what I want you to know: The “experts” become “experts” because they have gotten up one more time than they have fallen. Boy, I can tell you I have fallen and I have fallen down hard! I have hated myself up the scale and loved myself down. And then, hated myself again.
Can you relate?
In all honesty I
- Am not a chef
- Am not a recipe creator
- Did not learn how to cook from my mother.
My kids grew up on McDonalds and Sugar Cereal and Domino’s pizza.
For 20 years, I didn’t have the energy to take care of my children the way the deserved because I was fighting for my life.
I have a disease that is progressive, persistent and pervasive.
I have an addiction to food.
In 2009, I stepped into a 12-step program and found recovery. One year later I was 50 pounds lighter.
I surrendered to this disease by surrendering to the kitchen. I knew that I could only stay recovered if I learned how to cook.
What I didn’t realize was the power this simple act of sautéing, chopping and roasting would heal not only physically, also emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
I founded “Cooking Healthy Academy” as your doorway so you can learn how to Love Your Food Again. Through the act of cooking within a community you will finally be able to jump off the DIEt bandwagon and create a way of eating that honors your body, allows you to release weight while feeling satisfied and fulfilled.
At Cooking Healthy Academy, we view fat as a teacher and a messenger. The fat sticks with us until we are ready to listen and once we learn what the fat is here to teach; then it will leave. We are a spiritual bunch who knows that the way to heal always go through our Higher Power. Cooking Healthy Academy envelopes, you in a non-judgmental love bubble where you can feel free to share your struggles and your victories.
This I know for sure: You are your greatest healer and you have everything you need to heal your relationship with food; you just forgot you knew how! Therefore, you also know what and how to eat in a way that is naturally healing to your body, mind, and soul. I coined this philosophy Intu^Nutrition because it is the perfect marriage of your intuition and high-quality nutrition.
Millions of websites can be found to show you what to eat; chances are you already know about healthy food; the missing ingredient is YOU. Since YOU are one of a kind; your journey through healing requires a special combination of ingredients and seasonings that can only be found in the test kitchens of Cooking Healthy Academy
- Repair your Relationship with Food: 21st century life has degraded your relationship with food. Essentially through the busyness of life you have given up the business of nourishing yourself. Through the act of cooking you reunite with food as your friend. Cooking becomes the portal and as a result you take back control of your nourishment.
- Rewire your Brain: The triumvirate of trouble, sugar, salt and fake fat has weakened your brain and downregulated dopamine receptors which means you need more the fake stuff to feel good. As a result, hunger and satiety hormones are out of balanced and you feel exhausted and foggy. Luckily, resetting the brain can be fast, simple and delicious.
- Reunite with your Intu^Nutritionist: Getting comfy with the kitchen and repairing your brain allows you to go within and remember that YOU know how to eat for your body, you just forgot you knew. Intu^nutrition marries your intuition with the Highest form of nutrition available to you at any given moment. You are now ready to create a way of eating that satisfies you, both physically and emotionally while providing energy and weight release without deprivation.
- Renew your Commitment: Rewiring your brain feels good yet it is no match for the Resistant Rebel. She is the voice inside that says you cannot do this, it is too hard, why are you even trying? When you renew your commitment with mindful hacks, your resistant rebel won’t leave yet her bark becomes bigger than her bite.
- Return to Truth: Your truth revolves around the value you see within. Through repairing, reuniting and renewing you finally are ready to return to you; the exquisite woman that has been waiting within for you to notice her.