What would life be like if FOOD was not your enemy but your ALLY?
Unlearn diet culture & unveil your healthiest, most confident SELF.
I teach overwhelmed Moms how eat with joy, confidence, &
so they feel less crazy around food & more PASSION for life.
Learn the self-leadership skills you need to conquer food and find the pleasure in eating again.
Do you want food to be your secret weapon to success in parenting, relationships, and career?
Do you want to teach your family how to be healthy without obsessing over every little bite?
M.S. Nutrition, Chef, and
Certified Intuitive Eating Practitioner
Joyful Eating Program
Are you tried of dieting?
Exhausted of counting calories?
Do you want eating to just be easy?
It can be.
You are a grown ass woman who CAN decide what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat...without DIETING.
Fight back against diet culture.
It's a rebellion.
A final stand against starving yourself. Weighing yourself every morning. Ordering a salad when you're craving pasta.
It's an awakening.
Towards feeling truly happy and healthy in your body.
This guide will show you how to break-up with dieting for good and what to focus on instead to FEEL your satisfied with food (and life!).
My Secret Sauce
Health At Every Size
Culinary Nutrition & Cooking
Non-Diet, Non-Weight Focused
Amanda Darby Coaching
Hi, please have a seat at my dining table.
Here you won't find any diet foods, diets hacks, dieting chatter, or self-depreciating humor.
You will find nourishing foods, habits, and conversations that support your goal to stop struggling about what to eat ALL THE DAMN TIME and FOCUS on what make you truly healthy.
In my program we will work together to create food rules that work for you based on 3 pillars:
Body Respect & Trust
Thought Work for Confidence
These pillars will provide you with a strong foundation to fight back against diet culture and build a healthy life for you and your family.
They are simple, but not always easy to learn on your own. And guess what? You don't have to. I'm here to help
I've learned it. My clients learn it, and you can learn it too!
There were so many questions I had to answer on my own.
I wish I had a coach to help me.
I felt so alone as a grasped to unlearn all my "healthy" habits...hint: they weren't healthy & made me feel crazy around food.
You are NOT alone in your pantry, fingers covered in Cheeto dust, feeling hopeless & defeated. I used to pour salt on my food to stop eating it. Fish leftover cake out of the trash. Eat full size containers of ice cream.
You name it, either I've, or a previous client have done it.
You aren't alone and you can change.
Coaching with me is good fit if you:
Deeply desire a practical, non-stressful, & damn tasty approach to food & nutrition.
Want to be an example to your kids
You are a busy mom who doesn't have time for diets that don't work plus leave you feeling frustrated, hungry, moody, & exhausted.
You hate dieting...it's not about the weight, you just want to FEEL HEALTHY!
“I have 2 kids, work full-time, and am vice president of the PTA, so I know busy. Amanda helped me realize by not prioritizing my needs, I used food to cope. If I believe my kids, my job, and obligations are more important than my needs as a human, how in the world could I listen to my hunger/fullness cues? Amanda taught me how to make clear (and flexible) rules around food, but really, I created new boundaries in all areas of my life. I am a better Mom for it."
- Brooke K.
"Reflecting on my time and work with Amanda, I cannot accurately describe the impact the work has had on me as a person, a mother and a partner. The work we have done together has been exactly what was needed; raw, vulnerable, scary, exhilarating, reflective, maddening, and liberating. The value this work has placed on my life was a gift I didn't know I needed and has freed me of chains I didn't know I had that were slowly suffocating me. Amanda's insight, knowledge, approach and dialog has allowed me to trust myself, trust the process and has greatly improved my life, and that of my family."
- Kristen T.
What kind of Mom will you be when you stop dieting?
Imagine what it would feel like to eat for satisfaction.
Could eat any food and feel JOY about it whether is an apple or apple pie.
How much energy would you have if you could hear what food your body wanted and trusted yourself to eat what you need, nothing more, nothing less?
What if you had the tools to stop emotionally eating?
What if you could talk to yourself like you would to your kids, kind and firm, honest and with accountability, and without shame or anger?
What if you stopped hating, blaming, and shaming yourself in the mirror?
Ready to start your journey to intuitive eating?
First step is the hardest: booking the consult.
Booking a consult signals to yourself you are READY to change and change can be scary.
But know I will be with 120% of the way. Every time you think "I can't do this" or "I so tired of thinking about food"
I will be there.
Our work will create FOOD RULES that work for you like:
Choosing mouthwatering food that energizes your body
Eating when you are hungry, stop when you are satisfied
Listening to your cravings and letting them guide you
Choosing self-care over self-control, self-empowerment over discipline, confidence over self-depreciation, pleasure over pain
Say goodbye to these food rules FOREVER:
- Eliminating whole food groups (say hello to PASTA again)
- Counting calories, macros, or fitness (such a time suck)
- Judgement, shame, or guilt
Side effects could include:
Eating food YOU love and LOVES you back
Feeling like a grown ass women who is in control of her life
Amazing blood work and improved lab work
Feeling calm, peaceful, and satisfied with food...and life (funny how that works)
Connecting with your kids on a whole new level
Increased intimacy w/ your partner
It's a part of who I am. Conforming to societal norms just wasn't me. Not even when I was younger. All the rules placed on young girls & women drove me towards Women's Studies in college at the University of Washington, but my love for health guided me towards nutrition and I spent 2 years at Bastyr University studying and mastering nutrition.
Before all of that, when I was 14 I started working restaurants and learned SO much about food, cooking, planning and shopping for food. Loved food, but hated working as a chef.
So I merged my 3 passions and started teaching other rebellious Moms how to create their own food rules & cook mouthwatering meals for their family without obsessing about food and nutrition.
Health without obsession? Yes, please.
Originally from Seattle WA, I has also lived in Martha's Vineyard, Amsterdam, Austin, and who you never know, where we will be next.
I live with my husband and 3 children. I drive a minivan. Driving a minivan is like intuitive eating. Once you take it for a test drive, you immediately FALL IN LOVE: so many features, so practical, easy to drive, great for the whole family, why did I wait so long to get one?!