My main focus was to understand my emotional, stress, and binge eating habits and why I do them. While weight loss would be a nice part of this journey, I was more focused on learning about my mindset around food. I have not done any emotional, stress, or binge eating in the past 12 months. I learned the whys and triggers that caused my reactions. I was able to anticipate them and shift my choices during that time. It didn't make the thought go away, but the desire to dive into the emotional, stress, or binge eating wasn't there anymore. I feel more in control of my choices with food. I don't feel shame associated with what food I choose to eat, especially when I go out to eat. Understanding my mindset around food and where a lot of it stems from has been the most transformative part. I’m proud that I battled through some irrational fears around food and restaurants. I found I made certain decisions to create my own safety by adding on weight. Weight was a safety net in some ways due to past relationships with men. It was a cloak or protection mechanism. I struggled with my emotions and feelings. I didn't always understand them and sometimes they were overwhelming. I didn't know how to process my emotions and feelings in a safe way for me. I would just dismiss or bury them instead. Now, I have other tools to help me navigate them when they come up. Amy has walked every step of the journey that I'm on. She continues to walk the journey to stay in tune with her body and food. To me, this makes the best type of coach because you can speak about your experience and it is relatable to my own. I wanted someone that "got me" and what it has been like growing up with the mindset I had. Amy got that wholeheartedly.
I learned how to have a better relationship with food. I am more aware of my thoughts and my body. I am more confident. I can say I love myself and not feel arrogant. I have a healthy relationship with my scale. I was surprised by the sneaky thoughts that kept me stuck. The most challenging part was confronting my demons and insecurities. Amy held my hand every step of the way. My experience was amazing. I would recommend Fat2Fierce because it's not a gimmick. It's real and things you can do for the rest of your life.
I wanted to learn tools to help me cope with and manage my emotional eating. I now have many techniques to carry me through the rest of my life. The most transformative part was learning to enjoy treats, live in that moment, while it is happening, and then move on; getting RIGHT back on track without hemming and hawing and spiraling. I pinpointed quite a few areas in my life that caused me to turn to food. I have worked very hard on all of these areas to manage them, improve them, or get rid of them if they do not serve me. I also had the courage to go on a drug to help me with weight loss and I think that a good amount of my success with that now is due to what I learned with Amy and the life changes I decided to take through her coaching. Fat2Fierce teaches tools and techniques that you will be able to use forever. Because, more likely than not, people who get involved in this kind of coaching WILL need these tools forever. This kind of stuff does not go away, it becomes more manageable and less all-consuming. Amy is so relatable and real. She is an amazing listener and remembers so many small details so you feel like you have someone present and eager to be a support. It is clear Amy loves what she does and it shows and makes it all more enjoyable.
I wanted to learn how to stop binge eating, and how to obtain a healthy relationship with food. I have not had a binge in over 1 year, and I am making better food choices. I am learning to tolerate exercise lol. I KNOW I am worth the effort to choose healthier and take care of myself. I have worked through some very painful feelings about childhood and food. I am proud that I know I am worth the effort. I choose myself! I was surprised by how much childhood traumas affect your life if not worked through. The most challenging part was sitting with the feelings so I could process them instead of going to my old habits. I realized am stronger than I ever imagined I was. My experience working with Amy was amazing! Amy is so supportive of the entire process. She is real and calls you on your bullsh*t!
I'm so glad I followed my heart and reached out to Amy. She understood my struggle because she's been where I was. Amy's an enthusiastic supporter and cheerleader as well as an empathetic listener. By working with Amy, I became aware of the weight I was carrying on the inside (my inner mean girl) and in my environment. She was a pro at uncovering the limiting beliefs that were affecting my eating. And Amy gave me tools I could use and am still using while I continue on my weight loss/body image journey. I feel so much lighter!
When I started working with Amy English, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t know anything about the program. What I did know, was that I was unhappy with myself. I knew I needed to change something but didn’t know what, or how, to make those changes. When the opportunity to work with Amy arose, I decided I had to take the chance to make a difference for myself. The biggest surprise was that the focus wasn’t on diet, it wasn’t on exercise, it was looking at how I treated myself. Each session took a close look at some aspect of, essentially, the messages I send myself every day, all day. I’d never noticed them before working with Amy. Once I started to pay attention to all those toxic subtle messages I gave myself, I began to change the messages. Slowly, I learned to change my inner voice from my own worst critic, to my own personal cheerleader. That was the deepest and most profound transformation. Just this, learning to be kind to myself. I stopped automatically punishing and berating myself and began to take care of myself and talk to myself with kindness and with love. Certainly, there’s much more to the program than that. But, for me, that was at the heart of each session. I have more energy and have more fun each day. Oh, I’ve also lost 22lbs. I would recommend the amazing Amy English.
I absolutely love you as a coach. You turned into a friend I never even expected to come into my life. You helped me overcome issues and thoughts I struggled with my entire life. I only wish I would have our Zoom calls every Friday forever. The help you gave me, I can't even believe myself sometimes. I completely changed the way I think about and talk to myself. It surprised me that I could jump right back on plan after a life event happened. I never did that before. I always spiraled out of control telling myself I would start over on Monday, only that Monday never came. I’m proud that I committed for a year, didn’t give up, and learned to stop hating myself.
Amy is so gentle that you sometimes don’t realize she totally gets you until she says something and you know she TOTALLY gets you. I was surprised by how much the program helped me sort out problems and negative thoughts that didn’t seem, on the surface, to have anything to do with food. Some old thought patterns surfaced and now that I’m aware of them, I can catch them when the kick in. I like myself much more without them. Amy is a compassionate, intelligent, and gifted coach. She has the ability to hear so deeply that it doesn’t matter how you say it, the truth is in there and understandable. The program helped me recognize ways that I have been sabotaging myself and has helped me feel more powerful and beautiful. Amy is strangely restful and peaceful while being powerful and transformative.
I was lucky enough to work with Amy English for 8 one-on-one sessions and it was glorious! The work we did together impacted every area of my life. She's a genius at asking the right questions and her intuition is a magnificent gift. She will lead and follow and listen and support you in a way that is uniquely hers. It's hard to describe unless you actually have the experience. I can't recommend her highly enough. If you are ready to do the work and open yourself to insights and growth and love - then Amy's your gal.
I look at things differently. I think totally differently. I no longer worry that I need eat something. I learned how to listen to my body, so I eat when I’m hungry. I can feel my feelings and keep taking steps. I am taking better care of my body than ever before.
I am most proud of my ability to use the hunger scale and ask myself questions before I turn to food. Food choices I make now are more intentional and I feel more in control of my decisions with food no matter what that decision might be. I didn’t think I could have control over my choices with food. I have gained more confidence to trust myself and to learn to listen to my body. I am more conscious of my decisions around food now and feel like I have more power over the decisions I make. The best part about working with Amy is that she will call you on your BS in such a gentle way that you are not afraid to look at it. Talking with her is such a safe space I loved having the ability to discuss anything that was on my mind and work through how much power I was giving those thoughts.
Amy is intuitive, and walks her talk. She identified issues that I did not even know I was dealing with, exposing them in a safe and comforting space. And she gives homework that is just enough challenge to stretch your comfort zone and provide solid incorporation of the new knowledge she has imparted or reminded me of. The most transformative part has been learning to trust myself, relying on hunger scale and body compass. I am proud that I kept putting in the work it takes to get results. Results being that I am much more often able to identify the thoughts that trigger a desire to emotionally eat. I'm also getting better at catching them BEFORE I eat and heading off the food consumption involved. Somehow I just knew that this path was the right way to freedom from diets and body shame, so I just kept after it.