My name is Marsha Lecour. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have walked in your shoes…
I was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, a small town of about 50,000 people. I graduated with a B.A. in psychology and geography and attended the University of Toronto for a teaching degree, B.Ed., and a Master Of Education degree in Guidance and Counselling.
All of this academic training culminated in a very successful and rewarding career as a high school teacher and guidance counselor for many years with several school boards in Ontario.
I had an unhealthy relationship with food for a very big part of my life. It is commonly known as emotional eating…I used food to deal with stress and to stuff down uncomfortable feelings and emotions. I ate when I wasn’t hungry. And I was miserable and unhappy.
I felt so uncomfortable in my body. I felt shame and guilt. I really didn’t like myself. This is sad, right?
And I didn’t love myself. Loving yourself is KEY!
I was overweight as a teenager. I wanted to be liked and accepted by the “in crowd” at school and in university. Let me clarify something here…having an unhealthy relationship with food does not always lead to an issue with weight or to obesity. Many who have a healthy normal weight may have an unhealthy relationship with food.
People who use food to medicate themselves from stress and uncomfortable feelings and emotions are not living from a foundation of self-love. This might trigger you…it might “make” you feel uncomfortable. Another way of saying the same thing (self-love) is self-nourishment.
In the upcoming book, “The Book on Emotional Eating: 7 Powerful Strategies to Reclaim Your Life Now”, you will learn simple, yet powerful ways to build the foundation to feed your soul and fuel your body. Over the years I had learned and practiced many different tools and techniques around skillful eating.
Being overweight or obese can lead to various forms of cancer and other chronic health conditions.
Get a handle on emotional eating and you, in turn, reduce the likely of becoming overweight and getting cancer.
Your relationship with food is a function of your relationship with yourself. The truth, compassion, patience and time combined with practical tools and strategies are available for you to reset your healthy connection to food.
I am here to walk beside you each step of the way.