Hi! I’m Holly Harmon and I’m so happy you’re here because it means you’re on a search to find a better way to experience food and your body.
I help women like you who are fixated with staying “on track” realize that obsessing over food and fighting for control is pushing you farther from what you really want–to actually feel good (with yourself and in your body).
To be on track is to do something that lines up with a plan that you made up for yourself–cut carbs, salad no dressing, no eating after 7, must work out every day for at least an hour, no bread basket, no dessert, calorie/point/step counting, etc, etc, etc, exhausting!
〉〉 “Cheat” the whole day is ruined and you might as well go for it and eat everything “bad”.
〉〉 Are in a constant fight for control with food. You feel awesome when you’re “good” and out of control, anxious and full of guilt when you’re “bad”.
〉〉 Have promised yourself on many Monday mornings, ‘This time I’m going to “stay on track!”‘
〉〉 Feel super anxious looking at a menu and wish you just ate a salad before you left.
〉〉 Know SO much about food. People go to YOU for advice when, in reality, you feel like a total shit-show about eating when you’re not “on track”– which happens more often than you’d like to admit.
…you’re in the right place.
I want to tell you my story… so, first, let’s talk about what “on track” really means.
A taste of the chocolate chip cookie dough and BOOM. I’d black out for several spoon-fulls and finger smears in the bowl. All of a sudden I was totally stuffed and paralyzed by guilt. How could I let myself slip!? I had been so good!!
Running immediately to the treadmill, I would strategize a new food plan. That’s it, I’d think. I have to get in control! A new food plan always made me feel high. I’d even lose weight. But, then I’d “slip up” again. A few bites of something bad and then screw it, eat everything!
The struggle to be “on track” was a vicious cycle which left me feeling out of control, guilty, anxious, and ashamed that I had multiple jean sizes in my closet.
This went on for over 10 years.
This exhausting cycle would have gone on longer if some serious life changes hadn’t rocked my world… and, eventually, my health.
In my early twenties, I lost my dad to cancer spurring several painful changes to family relationships, friendships, and a tough break-up. I felt so freaking alone and totally empty looking for some sort of meaning in my job, real social connections, and a shred of purpose in my daily life. I was sad, really sad. I felt like shit. And my body knew it.
I struggled with low energy, weight gain, migraines, anxiety and sleeping problems. My body was having physical reactions to the emotional experiences in my life.
When my body broke down, I no longer had space in my mind to spend obsessing about food. It was no longer about looking better; I honestly needed to feel better STAT and was on the hunt for answers.
Everything changed in my experience with food and my body when I found the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I finally saw that depriving myself of food and talking shit to myself about my body wasn’t doing me any favors. My health coach helped me take the focus off of what to eat, when to eat, where to eat, and why and instead honed in on connecting deeply to my body so I could figure out what it was telling me. This part is key.
I became a board Certified Holistic Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2010.
I love showing women that already know a TON about food that that doesn’t mean squat if you aren’t listening to your bod. THIS is when you can finally get what your really want– to feel good in your body (and life!).