"It was surprisingly easy once I learned the right way"

«Det var overraskende lett når jeg lærte riktig måte»

When I came to Camilla, my biggest challenge was that I struggled with binge eating, emotional eating and often turned to extreme diets. There was a lot of stress in my life and everyday life was filled with an high workload, but I never felt that what I did was good enough. This often resulted in me turning to chocolate and sweets to get me through the day, and the diet Pepsi was always on my desk or in my bag. I smoked too, a lot. At least one package a day. I spent a lot of money every single month on junk and unhealthy things. 

I was afraid I would get burned out l if I didn't get control of how I lived with unhealthy eating, smoking and stress. I was afraid that 20 years from now I would look back on my life and all I could remember was that it was about dieting and coping, and that none of the good memories with family and friends would be there.

I had very low self worth and never felt good enough. My self-esteem and ego were tied up to measurable things, so when things went well I was owning it, but when things went south my days were dark and I turned to food and snacks for comfort and an escape to endure the working days that lasted until late at night. 

During the process, I have developed a completely different relationship with myself. I see how I have tormented myself with dieting and binge eating all my adult life. I don't diet anymore and I eat healthy.

I no longer think "all or nothing" and the days when things don't go according to plan, I solve them in a good way instead of falling off track as I would have done in the past. I know what is important to me in life and prioritize based on this.
Jeg vet hva som er viktig for meg i livet og prioriterer ut ifra dette.

I have tools to turn my thoughts and my mood around and it was a really big surprise when I realized this was possible. 

I've also stopped smoking and drinking Pepsi during these weeks working with Camilla, it was surprisingly easy when I finally learned the right way to do it. 

I now have higher standards and live as the person I want to be. I have learned to say more no and set good boundaries for myself both at work and in private. I feel that I am able to take much better care of myself than before, because I deserve it. 

I find that everyday life is now filled with quality of life, whereas before it was filled with feelings of inadequacy and stress. I have much more to give to those I love and who matter to me. 

I benefited enormously from working together with Camilla. What Camilla offers is much more than a program to lose weight or get rid of overeating.
I was not prepared to work on the mental aspects of my challenges which turned out to be so closely linked to the binge eating, but this has been even more important than learning more about nutrition. 

Camilla gives an incredible amount of herself, and it was like having a big cheering crowd and at the same time a clear coach on the sideline. But at the same time, she is clear that I had to practice what I learned, and that it was I who had in me what was needed to create change. 

I am much less stressed and have a better self-esteem and self worth. I was fully on my way into sick leave when I joined Camilla's program. Camilla showed me how I myself am my own salvation. I avoided being on sick leave, and now work and family life roll on with lower stress levels and more energy.

I’m forever grateful for the time I’ve had with her. 

  • Cathrine M.