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For the first time in my life, I no longer feel restricted and I’m able to enjoy food again and no longer binge.

Rock Your Body was life-changing! My body doesn’t hold me back from doing anything anymore and I feel confident again. Before the program, I had lost my inner smile. I was a self-loathing ball of hatred and I was hiding myself from the world. My relationship with food was so extreme. I was never happy and everything revolved around my body and food. I was a mess – sad and depressed. I was a ball of hatred – I couldn’t eat right. I had gained 40 pounds after competing in a bikini competition.

I couldn’t look at food and it was so stressful for me. I would swing between eating really restricted and binging and not caring.

I’m not afraid to show off my body and I rock it now. I was living a very isolated life. I’m feeling really good about myself now. You definitely learn to rock it at the end of this!

I am happy and living again – hiking, wearing a bikini, going out with friends and wearing exercise pants. The ugly person inside of me has been purged.

Jamie

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I have truly transformed the way I think about myself, my body, and food in the best way possible!! I can’t recommend Summer’s coaching enough!

Before working with Summer, I felt like I couldn’t lose weight no matter what diet I did. I hated my body and felt like I couldn’t win. I felt out of control. I have noticed so many positive changes since working with Summer! I don’t feel like my self-worth is based upon what the scale tells me or how my clothes fit, I don’t throw a fit every time I get ready in the morning and I don’t care about what others think the way I used to.

It’s much easier shopping, I don’t worry about seeing people I haven’t seen in a while and my confidence has gone up because I don’t base it only my body.

I eat much much more intuitively and don’t overthink food like I used to and my business had even changed for the better! I am so grateful for Summer!

Summer is super understanding, comfortable to talk to, and she’s truly overcome the issues I was having and was able to help by approaching everything very simply. Over the 6 months each small step has made a major difference!

I would absolutely recommend Summer. Changing one core issue in your life can ripple into all other areas and free you in so many ways. Summer is so comfortable to talk to, knowledgable, and incredibly supportive. Soo worth the investment!

I can’t recommend Summer’s coaching enough! It has truly transformed the way I think about myself, my body, and food in the best way possible!

Megan

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I’m a therapist and a coach and I know a lot of therapists and coaches. Summer is top tier! She is compassionate, capable, bright, insightful, and has a skill level I don’t often see (and I’m picky).

She has the ability to see through the bullshit and, even more importantly, to help YOU see through your bullshit. She will guide you to the heart of whatever issue you are working on.

She believes in working with real issues and creating healing and not just in giving you a few coping skills to get by. She will plant the seeds of new ideas in you and has the ability to crack open and shift your perception, taking you into a place that feels more than amazing! Also, she helps you feel like a rockstar and is a blast :o) She has something special!

Robin

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I would recommend Summer’s coaching to ANYONE who is struggling with food and body image. I suffered for over 20 years and I hope that others will reach out to her sooner than I did

She helped free me from diet culture and all of the “shoulds” that I burdened myself with. She helped me find my inner peace and calmness in the midst of my anxiety and hectic life.

She helped me discover my voice of compassion. She helped me find my inner ROCK STAR!!!

Michele

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In truly giving myself permission to eat anything I want, I have taken away food’s power. Food is just Food. In giving myself permission to love and accept me as is I have gained peace.”

Before I came to Summer, I was frustrated that I couldn’t “control” what I ate. I would be “good” and on plan for sometimes 10 sometimes 3 days and then I would go off. I struggled with consistency. I felt I was either being good or bad; on or off. I felt shame and disappointment that I couldn’t maintain my eating plan and lose weight.

I feel incapable weak and angry at myself. I felt like a diet failure.

Since working with Summer, food has lost its power. I can eat previous foods that I had labeled as trigger foods or off-limits and not have a second thought about them. I can have foods in the house and not binge on them.

The permission to truly eat whatever I want whenever I want has allowed me to listen to my body and its cues. I don’t have the attitude that now is my chance to eat “X” food so I better eat before I lose my chance. I know if I want it I can have it. It is my choice.

I didn’t know before I started working with her how often I had negative or shameful thoughts about my body. I knew that I didn’t care for my stomach but I didn’t know I looked at it daily and criticized it. I don’t think I have gotten to the point where I love my body but I am learning to accept it.

I am seeing my body for its strengths, uniqueness. My weight does not define me. I am so much more. I am me. I am strong, capable, kind, funny and worthy.

I love and appreciated everything about Summer’s approach. She tells the truth about dieting, when no one else will. She opened my eyes to body diversity.

This process was inspiring, empowering and loving!

Katy

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Within weeks I could feel myself relaxing around food and feeling more confident in myself. Summer’s coaching has set me free from dieting and left me with the mental space to really enjoy my life with some new found confidence.”

I’ve spent the last 25 years of my life very preoccupied with food and my weight along with a lot of negative self-talk about my behaviours around food. Constant fear of losing control around ‘forbidden foods’ and making a hobby out of dieting were distracting me from the life I wanted to be leading.

Since working with Summer I think about food when I’m hungry or when I’m planning a meal. Other than that, it is taking up very little of my mental real estate.

I eat what I want, when I want it and never have a negative thought about myself based on what I’ve eaten. I feel so much more relaxed around food! Friends have commented that I seem much more peaceful than I ever have.

I liked that what we did together was so tailored to what was going on for me. The specific exercises and discussions we had in each session felt so effective with my time and energy. It was difficult diving into the ‘why’ of my thoughts and behaviours and I know without her guidance I wouldn’t have done the hard work around it.

This has brought me so much peace around food and my body. I was really unsure on what this could do for me and the results have exceeded my wildest expectation.

I had a huge doubt in my mind that this was going to make any difference after being continuously on a diet for 25 years. Within weeks I could feel myself relaxing around food and feeling more confident in myself. Summer’s coaching has set me free from dieting and left me with the mental space to really enjoy my life with some new-found confidence.

It was transformative, cathartic and liberating!

Elizabeth

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I wanted a calm peace when it came to my body and food. And with Summer I was able to find it—I am so much freer now.”

My frustrations with food included binging weekly and mostly everyday at a certain time before I left work. It was debilitating and I honestly couldn’t take it anymore. I was a smart, funny person who was paralyzed everyday by food and afraid to be alone in my house with food for fear of binging.

I am so much freer. I can now enjoy holidays, vacations, work parties and the occasional birthday cake of a coworker without wanting to die after. I don’t binge anymore and when I do overeat, it doesn’t go into something uncontrollable.

I liked that Summer was EMPATHETIC. She completely knows what this mania is all about. My best moments with her was when she would say, ” I did that too, or I totally understand that.”

It’s the fact that she ended her OWN insanity and completely loved herself enough to become learned and help others… And her experience and expertise is what helps you love yourself too!

I would recommend the help and therapeutic assistance of Summer to anyone struggling with body image and especially binge eating. The money I spent was a pittance in comparison to the heartache I was paying for each and every moment of everyday.

How much money is it worth to have your freedom back? To have your life back? To see food as food again and enjoy it normally instead of it being a big scary monster that will take over your life.

I wanted a calm peace when it came to my body and food. And with Summer I was able to find it—in a few weeks—And all of a sudden I wasn’t relying on candy to get me through the day. I was fine alone with or without it.

Janine

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Don’t walk—CARTWHEEL—to hire this girl. She won’t just change your body or your mindset. She’ll change your life. I seriously eat whatever the hell I want (something I thought Summer was joking about) and there’s no more guilt associated with food.”

After calorie-counting, constantly restricting myself and watching my weight yo-yo for YEARS, I joined a boot camp that put my body through hell. I lost ZERO pounds. (Yes. Zero.) Shortly after that, I bought a gym membership and was working out 3x a week with Rocky montages playing in my head.

Still, my muffin top wouldn’t budge, and I was having icky digestion and adult acne to boot. I was seriously ready to throw in the towel.

I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong, and it was SO frickin’ frustrating to put so much hard work in and not see any results.

Enter Summer: Compassionate ass-kicker, straight-shooter, someone else who rocked bangs—and at long last, a nutritionist who understood that sometimes, a girl’s just gotta eat a damn cupcake.

What I loved most about Summer’s 8-week program was that it was an inside-out approach. I had NO idea how much my business, relationships and mindset were really affecting my eating habits. Getting a handle on that stuff was what really changed my relationship to food for the long haul.

Working with Summer, I never felt like I was dieting, restricting myself or sacrificing anything.

My energy floodgates opened, my tummy issues went away, the weight started literally falling off (along with my pants). And I wasn’t even working out as much! I was focusing on eating real foods, moving my body in gentle ways, having impromptu dance parties in my home office, and only doing some light strength training about 2x a week at the gym.

I lost 15 lbs with Summer, and I seriously eat whatever the hell I want (something I thought Summer was joking about).

There’s no more guilt associated with food.

My cravings for bread and baked goods have taken a hike, and when I do want something like cheesecake, I eat it and move the hell on.

I feel like I’m listening to my body more, recognizing what it wants vs. what it needs, giving myself permission to actually take pleasure in food, and forgiving myself when I’m not perfect—instead of going on a weekend bender of wtf “cheat meals” and soaking in the hot tub of shame like I used to.

I was so impressed by Summer’s program that I actually told her she should raise her rates because I felt like I got WAY more out of it than I ever expected.

Steph

Summer turned me around. I was in a dark place with my food and body before working with her. Summer taught me amazing tools to help me create a more loving approach to my body and food.

Before working with Summer, I was so frustrated with the feeling of being so out of control with food. I hated that I always dieted but keep gaining weight. Since working with her, I have noticed a real change towards my awareness with food/mind and body.

I have really noticed that if I want to eat when I’m not hungry…it’s ALWAYS due to something I want to avoid. It is not about the food! I now feel empowered to make better choices for myself.

I loved that she made me feel comfortable and that I could be totally honest with her. I never felt judged and you made this journey more fun.

I would definitely recommend Summer! She really made a difference in how I look at my body and how I approach my food.

This process was enlightening and life-changing!

Jessie

I am a new person. I love and respect my body, have broken free from the calorie counting, fitspo prison I was in, and have genuinely fallen in love with exercise again. Summer has truly changed my life!

For most of my life I have had a dysfunctional relationship with food, nutrition, and exercise. My constant struggle to have the “best body” I could have (whatever the hell that means) had a major impact on my physical and mental well-being.

But turning 30 was a HUGE moment for me. I did not want to embark on a new decade of my life feeling like I was at war with myself.

Summer came into my life at exactly the right time! I love her unique approach: tons of humour, no bull*#t, and an absolutely fearless attitude. She has truly changed my life, and has given me the wake-up call that I desperately needed!

Through her personally designed weekly missions, Summer helped me realize that my issues with my body and food were about something much deeper.

Since working with her, I am a new person. I love and respect my body, have broken free from the calorie counting, fitspo prison I was in, and have genuinely fallen in love with exercise again, instead of using it as a vehicle to burn calories.

If you are ready to TAKE A STAND against ridiculous beauty standards and ideals, to LOVE AND ACCEPT yourself without apology, and to ACHIEVE a higher level of self-understanding and compassion, then SUMMER WILL HELP YOU GET THERE!

Smart, empowering, and so much fun to work with… Summer will change your life!

Kerry

I can’t possibly begin to explain what you have given me.

I struggled my entire life and never honestly thought body neutrality would be my thing. I feel whole and unafraid. You are a blessing in the biggest sense of that word.

Tammy

This program has been a huge success for me.

I feel like I’ve found the balance I was looking for. I know I’m not perfect, but I’m ok with that. I still have work to do, but I feel great and that’s what counts for me. You rock! THANK YOU!

Emily

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I used to look at your pictures of you so carefree and happy, and get so envious and had no hope that I could ever get to that point. I think I’m there and wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Nicole

I have forever changed my views on what it means to be worthy of love and what it means to be beautiful. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!

Before working with Summer, I felt out of control around food. I was stuck in the diet/binge cycle big time and felt that I needed to achieve a certain look externally in order to be worthy of taking up space in this world.

Through my work with Summer, I have forever changed my views on what it means to be worthy of love and what it means to be beautiful. From a practical perspective, I’ve come such a long way in my relationship with food – it no longer is a source of anxiety and frustration, but I now enjoy food guilt-free and feel like I am in control. My food is no longer controlling me.

The biggest change I have noticed since our time together is that I feel like I have been enlightened to a number of concepts on the body positive movement that I was completely oblivious to previously. For example, I’ve come to see that there is such a thing as thin privilege. I also have started to understand that health can be achieved at any size and people use “health” as a basis for discriminating against folks with larger bodies. And I’ve broadened my definition of beauty and am finding the beauty in every person I see. I am much less judgmental – of others and myself.

I like that Summer meets you where you are. I never felt that anything was shoved down my throat, but rather her loving approach guides you on your own self-discovery journey.

I would definitely recommend Summer! I see so many women trapped by the thought that they have to diet and “thin” themselves into being worthy and it’s such a trap and it’s such a lie. You helped me to open my eyes to this and to get off the hamster wheel.

If you are tired of the diet/binge cycle and want to begin a journey towards loving yourself unconditionally, seriously consider working with Summer Innanen. She gets down in the trenches with you and meets you where you are to help you overcome the pressures of this diet culture we live in.

I would hire her again in a heartbeat. This experience was eye-opening, enlightening and revolutionary!

Mia

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I am feeling so free about food. For the first time in my entire life I don’t feel like the changes came from obsessing. I feel like a HUGE weight has lifted…And now I have more time to work towards building the life of my dreams now that I am not obsessing about food and my body.

Before the Rock Your Body program, my relationship with food and my body was horrible. The changes to my body have been great, but that isn’t what I think is the successful part of this.

I am feeling so free about food. For the first time in my entire life I don’t feel like the changes came from obsessing. Summer’s given me the tools to live my life the way I’ve always wanted.

I feel like a HUGE weight has lifted…And now I have more time to work on my goals and live the life that I have always wanted. I have more willpower and brain space to work towards building the life of my dreams now that I am not obsessing about food and my body.

I have no idea what will happen in the future, but every day I feel more alive and closer to the life I’ve always wanted…I still have bad days but I now have the tools to work with to get through them without self hatred and sabotage.

Sabrina

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Working with Summer was my FIRST step to really living, living MY own beautiful life. When I found Summer I was at a point where the process of trying to feel well through the “right diet and right supplements” had broken me down to where I really didn’t know why I was fighting to feel better anymore; it was my last resort before I gave up on ever feeling well.

It didn’t turn out that way though, instead of it being my “last step”….it was my FIRST step to really living.” Before I started working with Summer, I was quite simply terrified of food. I was terrified of losing control.

I came into it with not only poor body image and self-acceptance, but even worse, I came into it with the belief that I’d ALREADY dealt with those issues in my past and “now it was just an issue of a sensitive stomach and food intolerances”.

I had no idea, none at all, that my own anxieties over losing control of what I ate and what the ramifications of that loss of control may be on my body was actually what was causing SO much of my digestive distress. To me they were completely separate issues.

I had already had treatment for bulimia in my past, “of course I’d tackled self acceptance back them…” This was different to me…it was not an emotional issue, it was a physical digestive issue, one I could and should be able to tackle systematically to “feel perfectly fine”.

Overcoming Food Sensitivities & Disordered Eating

In truth…I learned through my work with Summer that I was simply seeking that…to feel perfect….and it was my inability to accept anything less than my illusion of perfect that was in fact making me feel so miserable.

Since working with Summer, I no longer put on a pair of jeans simply to gauge if I’ve gained or lost weight or if my stomach is bloating out from a food. Truth be told, I have NEVER in my life enjoyed wearing jeans, but I have always owned them for fear that if I didn’t I’d simple balloon up and look and feel miserable, so I “needed” the jeans to “reign me in” per say. Now? Now I own the cutest array of yoga pants and tights and tunic dresses and maxi skirts and believe it or not, now that I’m NOT always obsessing over my gut….it is rarely EVER bloated!

Most days I feel ready to move and embrace the day….and on those random days that I don’t, that I actually instead feel tired or “rough” and just not quite the top of it all….and this was the game changer for me….I simply move on and embrace the day as a somewhat less productive day and let myself read a book instead of cleaning a closet and have a family movie night instead of whipping up a three course meal off Pinterest…..I let myself be human and not apologize.

I trust that the feeling of “ugh” won’t last….that it’s actually needed. If ALL days were rock star days, I’ve learned that my personality would be to “want more” and no longer consider feeling rock star every day “enough”. I think in many ways the somewhat off days and my new found appreciation for them have been one of my greatest gifts from working with Summer.

Through them I’ve learned perspective and appreciation and humble thankfulness. A blessing for me and for me to be able to live out for our daughter. She has no need to learn that perfectionist drive I’ve carried so long, no need at all.

Learning to Move The Hell On

I never swear, I just don’t, so I can’t even type it verbatim, but I tell you, I heard Summer’s voice in my head nearly daily telling me, “It’s ok! Just move the H on!” It makes me giggle to even think of, but I tell you what, it shook me out of my funk so often.

It would happen when I’d try a new food and maybe it wouldn’t sit well. It’d bloat me out or whatever reaction at the time and I’d want to fret on it and investigate they whys of it, but eventually I’d hear Summer say those magical worlds to me, “It’s ok! Just move the H on!” And you know what? The bloating either never was as bad after that, or I just didn’t notice it as much…most likely my nervous obsessing over my body’s reaction to things was exacerbating the bloating (darn gut brain connection!).

But either way, that simple phrase slowly wore me down…which is exactly what I needed to be built up to where I’m at. I have been terrified to try eggs back in, but yesterday I craved them so much I did it…I ate two delicious farm fresh eggs for breakfast and then you know what happened? I moved the H on, didn’t re think it until just this morning when I was typing this and realized, “Hey! I ate eggs yesterday and it was fine!”. I will believe to the end of times that I had no reaction because I moved on and didn’t fret over IF I was going to have a reaction. That may sound simple to some, but it was crucial for me.

The workbook, assignments, email access, and phone consults were beyond anything I could have asked for. Summer was my sounding board on so many things. I was able to turn off my internal debate over so many health related things by being able to “set the worries aside” until my next phone consult or email with Summer and then with her kind yet direct guidance, was able to take a practical look at whatever my concern was, and then move the H on!

Don’t take that the wrong way though, she never once just told me what to do…that was the key component, she helped open up my thoughts and pull apart my fears so that I could decide without the pressure of a perfect decision. Priceless.

That is an ability I now carry with me and will be a daily reminder for me of what I’ve learned from Summer. Had she strictly told me to “eat this and not that and do this and not that”….she’d have made a lot more money as I’d have continued to sign back up for years…but instead, she taught me how to do it myself. That.is.amazing!

Summer’s website and support services are my go to offering to so many of my girlfriends who are struggling. I used to email them all links on how taking gluten out of their diet would make them feel better or a pin about how paleo was the next step/true answer. Now…when a girlfriend asks me for diet advice to feel better…I give them Summer’s info so that they can feel better NOW with who they are vs. tackling everything under the sun to change into whatever mainstream society tells them they “should” be.

When I found Summer I was at a point where the process of trying to feel well through the “right diet and right supplements” had broken me down to where I really didn’t know why I was fighting to feel better anymore; it was my last resort before I gave up on ever feeling well. It didn’t turn out that way though, instead of it being my “last step”….it was my FIRST step to really living, living MY own unique beautiful life.

Erin

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The changes I’ve experienced have been so drastic and wonderful that I almost can’t believe it is real. For the first time in my life I have begun to accept who I am.

My mindset has changed beyond compare. The way I feel when I get dressed, the way I feel when I choose what to eat at a restaurant, my level of joy and confidence! Summer helped me get here! 100% don’t put off loving who you are for another moment!! There is never going to be a better time than today!

Before working with Summer, I used to long for a beautiful flat stomach that of course would make me happy, fix all the worlds problems and best of all, end world hunger! Kidding…

Now that I’ve worked with Summer, I’ve learned that my body is still my body. Nothing drastic has changed but what has changed beyond compare is my mind. The way I feel when I get dressed, the way I feel when I choose what to eat at a restaurant, my level of joy and confidence! It has been so drastic and wonderful that I almost can’t believe it is real.

Summer truly listens to her clients, she hears what they say and meets them where they are. Then, after all of that, she reminds them it is perfect to be right where they are and how to embrace every moment of it!

I would absolutely recommend working with Summer! I hate the thought of people feeling what I have been feeling for all of these years and now that I know someone is out there who wants to help and actually successfully does help I want to scream it from the roof tops that there is an answer!!! There is someone who understands and will walk you through the journey!

For the first time in my life I have begin to accept who I am. I have learned that who I am is perfect in every aspect. My body has done amazing, powerful things, it has created life and been strong and supportive of all the joy and pain that comes from raising kids! Summer helped me get here! 100% don’t put off loving who you are for another moment!! There is never going to be a better time than today!

This journey has been successful, fascinating, eye opening, freeing and wonderful!!

Sandra

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I feel that people are brought into our lives at the precise moment that we need them and I am blessed that Summer was that person. I have learned that I am enough.

Before I discovered Summer, I was frustrated with my body because it didn’t look the way I wanted it to look. I was always fighting with myself, beating myself up, feeling guilty when I ate something I “wasn’t supposed to eat”

My inner voice was my worst critic and would validate the way I saw myself. I felt that if I lost the weight I would be a happier person.

My struggles with food have been a lifelong battle. I’m certain that I have participated in almost every diet out there. They would work at first, but they were unrealistic and I would always end up gaining the weight back plus more.

I knew that I had to change the way I was thinking on the inside and find a way to love myself the way my family and friends love me. The biggest significant change was my attitude towards myself. I learned that I was enough.

Talking to my future self has been a god send, and was one of my favorite missions. Summer gave me the tools to learn how to silence the negative voice in my head and make correlations on why that inner voice was saying those horrible things.

I felt from the first meeting with Summer that she comes from a place of understanding and compassion.

She’s experienced these same issues and that’s when I knew that she was the going to help me approach this whole body love issue in a unique way.

I started this program with the hopes of changing the way I saw myself, and with Summer’s help and her missions, I felt the changes slowly happen. I am going to incorporate all her missions every way that I can to continue the journey of loving my body and nurturing my body a daily mantra.

My experience with Summer was eye opening, inspiring and wonderful.

Martha

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Summer’s program was real! Frank, focused, and empowering me to decide how I feel about who I am… helping me rid myself of external pressures that changed my mind about my worth.

For this taught me that I am worthy and grateful. Before working with Summer I was feeling frustrated. My body held me back from my goals and activities and I was ashamed of being overweight. Having done every sort of diet ever I was hope less to make the changes I needed to feel like I was attractive and worthy.

After working with Summer I am not food and body obsessive anymore. I’m taking charge of my feelings about myself vs. letting others idea or opinions of me and the way I look or act, change how I feel.

I loved how she set missions for me to follow so I could come to my own conclusions about what I need vs. telling me what to do. And challenging me to think about being who I want to be…and damn the opinions or backlash.

Summer helped me realize that success isn’t about seeing external changes (scale, pants size etc) it is about feeling internal shifts that change the way we see everything.

Summer’s program was real! Frank, focused, and empowering me to decide how I feel about who I am….helping me rid myself of external pressures that changed my mind about my worth. For this taught me that I am worthy and grateful. It was fun, empowering and exciting!

Kate

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Summer helped to guide me back into myself, after decades of looking at my incredible body like it was a problem that I wasn’t quite smart enough to solve.

Summer’s program appeared like a lit candle in a big, dark room, right when I was at the end of my proverbial yo-yo dieting rope. I’ve gone through restriction and overexercise followed by indulgence and self-destruction (followed by restriction and overexercise) for at least 30 years, since I was 9 years old and got my period for the first time.

My thinnest points were always my least happy/enjoyable. I was terrified of getting fat, while simultaneously getting vehemently defensive about weight and size not being at all important. I always felt separate from my body, like a brain in a jar, and as I approached 40 and started thinking about going through the whole cycle for the tenth time, I realized that it wasn’t going to help. I wasn’t going to feel better about myself if I simply worked hard and lost weight; I was miserable 80 pounds ago, and who’s to say it wouldn’t happen again. I wanted to get off that merry-go-round.

After working with Summer, I am so much nicer to myself than I was before. Prior to that, I was constantly punishing myself for being heavier and not “working hard enough.” Plus, I was in tears half the time because I WAS working so hard and not seeing results. Despite my loved ones assuring me that I was doing all I could, I was just so frustrated: I could eat/live like a saint, depriving myself of just about everything, but what was the point? Still hit my top weight!

I was spending on trying to “figure it out” and “fix it.” Now that I’m not concentrating on it, and not discussing it with anyone outside of Summer or her online community, I have SO MUCH MORE TIME on my hands, with which I can do literally ANYTHING ELSE than try and fix something that isn’t a problem.

Summer is the absolute best listener in the world. She paid such good attention to me, even when my feelings were complex and contradictory to my experience.

Even though I knew she wasn’t there to act as my therapist, I had so much built up inside of me that I wanted to talk about with someone I didn’t have to explain myself to.

Summer was immediately my ally and my comrade. Checking in every couple/few weeks was really good, too. There was no way to “cheat” on the program (not that I wanted to) because I was going to have to look her in the eye and tell you what was going on. Being accountable is hard but so necessary! And finally, I really loved the little tailor-made missions.

I’d recommend Summer, emphatically. She’s an expert in this and that’s what I needed. I needed her to tell me that I wasn’t crazy, that these feelings were common and that there were actionable steps I could take to feel better about myself. She validated me by confirming that the struggle was real, but assured me immediately that I could feel better and that I wasn’t that far from it.

Summer’s 8-week program appeared like a lit candle in a big, dark room, right when I was at the end of my proverbial yo-yo dieting rope. She helped to guide me back into myself, after actual decades of looking at my incredible body like it was a problem that I wasn’t quite smart enough to solve.

Linda

Breaking free of the diet cycle and learning to appreciate my body has freed up so much energy to focus in other areas of my life.

Removing the false illusions I had been projecting all this time has allowed me to be more fearless in all areas of my life, especially my relationships. I came to Summer at a point when I had become very confused about food. I had bounced from paleo, to low carb, to keto diets only to end up struggling to stop the madness!

I could no longer figure out what to eat anymore because I had built up so many food phobias.

I had also come to coaching with Summer at one of the most stressful times in my life. I have dieted all my life and it seemed that planning menus and exercise schedules was consuming my life.

Through working with Summer, I learned the skills to break out of this diet stress cycle. This couldn’t have happened at a more appropriate time for me.

Having these new skills has helped free up so much energy to focus in other areas of my life. Removing the false illusions I had been projecting all this time has allowed me to be more fearless in all areas of my life especially my relationships.

I am kinder in my self-talk, I have come to appreciate my strengths, I live life without putting things on hold until I lose 10 lbs, I dress as well as I can which takes my confidence up a notch. My attitude has changed for the better, I refuse to shrink to fit this world or someone else’s perception of my worth.

I love the podcasts that I can take with me anywhere. I really enjoy the journaling work as that is what facilitates the personal transformation. I also love that there was no diet plan.

Working with Summer was transformative, freeing and empowering. I would absolutely recommend working with her!

Catherine

Before I felt completely separated from my body, like it wasn’t even my own. Now, I feel so much more calm than I have in a year and I am overall happier.

I’m not spending every waking moment thinking about what I’m going to be eating and how I am looking and what other people might be thinking of me. Before working with Summer, I was binge eating in preparations for all the “dieting” and restricting I was going to do the next day. Everything about my body felt, and looked wrong to me. I cannot emphasize that enough.

Since working with Summer, I no longer obsess and think over and over about what my stomach is looking like that day, because I no longer care. It’s no longer about my belly, but about me as a person.

Before I felt completely separated from my body, like it wasn’t even my own. Now, I feel so much more calm than I have in a year and I am overall happier because I’m not spending every waking moment thinking about what I’m going to be eating and how I am looking and what other people might be thinking of me.

My favorite exercise was the kindness mantra Summer gave me to repeat during my times of struggle. I didn’t even realized how hard I had been being on myself for so long, so being kind felt amazing.

Talking to Summer is like talking to a friend, but without any of the B’s about food and your body. She is helpful and really moves you forward with your mindfulness journey. The steps I took were HUGE and without her guidance, I don’t know how I would be thinking about myself.

Summer works with you with issues about your body that you didn’t even know you had, and helps you move through them. That’s not to say those issues won’t rear their ugly head again, but this time you will know how to fight them.

Sabina

Working with Summer was incredibly freeing. She opened a door to a world of self-love, freedom and relaxed comfort around food that I did not know existed.

Because of Summer, I am kicking that door down and connecting with a trust for and with myself that I hadn’t known was possible. Before I met Summer, I was frustrated about what the hell I was “supposed” to be doing. I didn’t know why I was failing at mindful eating. I didn’t know why mindful eating wasn’t the panacea it was supposed to be.

I was tired of swinging wildly between feeling really awesome myself and feeling like I was the lumpiest person on earth. I also felt really frightened about never being able to “solve” my emotional eating issue and thereby never be able to be the healthy role model for my child that I want to be.

What I valued most was Summer’s unflappable-ness. I felt so supported, and able to freely share so much with you without any fear of judgement.

She is like the anti-judge. I loved that she has created a space for her own authenticity so that the women she works with can step into their own authenticity. It was freeing to be so authentic in working with Summer.

One huge shift I had working with Summer is that I now know that when I think mean or hateful things towards my body, it’s because something else is going on.

You taught me that I don’t have to believe what my evil doppleganger says to me when I look at my reflection in the mirror in the morning. Instead, when she starts her mean chatter about me, I can either just shrug and move on and get back to things that actually matter, OR I can turn to myself and check in about what else is going on that’s causing me to think that way. Either way, I’m able to just be more comfortable in my skin.

The other shift I’ve had since working with Summer—which is huge—is that I no longer wake up in the morning and immediately start thinking about how fat I feel.

In fact, even writing that down makes it seem like it’s a distant memory. I’m consistently surprised and thrilled at how long it takes now for my evil doppleganger to pipe up and start running me down. And when she does start up, I feel much more equipped to handle the rising sense of panic that she used to induce in me.

I also just had no idea—like NO IDEA—that not being perfect was an option for me. I had nooooo idea that one could eat imperfectly, exercise imperfectly, do the “wrong” things and…still just be okay.

I didn’t know that I could trust myself. I didn’t know that I could just chuck all of that conventional wisdom out the window: no eating after 7:00 pm; if you can’t go 100% off gluten, then there’s no point in trying; you always have to balance out a fat, a carb and a protein; carbs are Satan, etc.

I also didn’t know that you could eat the “wrong” thing and just…move on. I didn’t know I didn’t have to review and berate myself for every wrong thing. I didn’t know that not eating every bite mindfully was acceptable. I didn’t know that I could just…choose to not shame and judge myself. I didn’t know I could stop judging other women’s bodies and begin to embrace body diversity.

I didn’t know I could LEGALIZE EVERY FOOD!!!I didn’t know I could really embrace eating chips, and really fucking dive in and enjoy and savour them. I also just didn’t know that body image problems are not solved by weight loss. Those are all the things that you taught me in such a short period of time.

Before I worked with Summer, I hadn’t really known how much I sneak food past myself. Now I want to really enjoy and savour the food that I eat—regardless of what kind of food it is.

Hands down, I would recommend Summer. She is the real deal. She’s so calm yet so funny. She seemed to know how to guide our conversations so that we would stay on point and yet discuss things fully.

Kelly

My life is more relaxed. Totally and completely freeing! I spend more time with friends and family and less time obsessed with macros and WODS.

I have learned to embrace my body the way it is and I’ve stopped beating it down with too little calories and too much exercise.” Before working with Summer, I was frustrated with my body because I had been eating paleo rather strictly for years and CrossFitting 5 days a week for a few years and my body still didn’t look “CrossFit enough”.

I thought that I needed to paleo harder, lift heavier and work harder. I thought I simply wasn’t doing enough.

Since working with Summer, I have learned how to better handle my emotions instead of turning inward and fighting the reflection in the mirror. I have managed to let go of my control issues with food and diet. My life is more relaxed.

I spend more time with friends and family and less time obsessed with macros and WODS. I have learned to embrace my body the way it is and I’ve stopped beating it down with too little calories and too much exercise.

I loved that Summer understood where I was coming from. That she didn’t give me another diet but instead helped my outlook on diet and exercise.

I felt instant trust because she understood paleo and CrossFit. If I had gone to someone who didn’t understand those things I don’t think I would have gotten the help I needed. I have seen doctors in the past who have told me to cut my calories or eat more beans. That just wasn’t the issue.

I would totally recommend Summer, and have! I feel like it was judgment free and from someone that understood me and where I was coming from. I felt like I was talking to a friend.

If you think you need to paleo harder or workout more just take a breath and email Summer today. There is no reason you need to live your life obsessing about grams of fat vs. grams carbs when Summer can help you love the life and the body you have now.

Siobhan

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This program totally rocked. I never realized what a big old jerk I was being to myself. I feel like I dumped a bad partner and found myself a super-mensch, only the mensch is me!

Before the program my relationship with food was messed up and I was the meanest person to myself that I knew.”

Robin

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Summer was my nutritional doula. She was exactly what I wanted her to be – knowledgeable, sympathetic (to my cries for doughnuts), motivational, and quick to respond to odd random questions.

She provided the handholding I required in order to make this huge transition in my life. I approached Summer out of vanity. I studied and taught yoga for over 5 years and along the way had altered my diet to what the yogis around me and abroad insisted were the key to a healthy, clean & vibrant existence (I wasn’t a vegetarian, though – even Ghandi ate meat!).

Despite a super committed practice and a “healthy” diet I still wasn’t where I wanted to be: there were problems getting into certain pants or even wearing them comfortably, and then there was the classic bathing suit issue.

Summer made the whole situation very manageable, as simple as it could be and psychologically prepared me for what was to come. She was like my nutritional doula. She had the education as a nutrition coach to take into account my severe food allergies and alter the Paleo diet to suit these restrictions, ensuring that I would still receive the required amount of fats, proteins etc.

Before I began I was provided with loads of information via the Haute Life package. Summer did a bang up job translating scientific, nutritional, and health-related information into a concise, very digestible, clear and easy to understand guide to healthy Paleo living. The layout and graphics really implant the foods that are great, good, & not-so-good into your head. It was the perfect Paleo version of the Quick-Start guides that come with the purchase of new electronics.

The first few weeks after the Paleo switch I was wigging out in the apartment – a familiar feeling to anyone who has stopped smoking in the past. It’s basically the same sensations of withdrawal, except for bread and sugar. I realized then that they’re addictions like any other which in turn gave me the motivation to continue – why would I want to give into such intense, monstrous cravings?

My diet has now been predominantly Paleo for well over a year. There have been periods where I’ve slipped that were almost entirely a result of not being prepared, as predicted/warned by Summer. In each instance, I’ve returned to Summer’s package for a quick refresher to get back on track.

As a result of all this, my nails are longer than they’ve ever been. Every day for the last week and a half I’ve looked down and been amazed that at some point in any given day some zipper or door handle hasn’t smashed one off. I look at this as the tip of the iceberg – tangible evidence of what the rest of my guts, muscles, ligaments and bones are up to. My yoga practice has grown stronger – I find I gain muscle strength much easier and am totally thrilled to now have the upper body and core strength to get into some pretty crazy inversions and arm balances. And to get back to the vanity – there’s also been very little acne (only when I indulge on non-paleo treats… and by treats I mean pizza, cakes, and doughnuts).

During the 8 weeks that I worked with Summer, she was exactly what I wanted her to be – knowledgeable, sympathetic (to my cries for doughnuts and cereal), motivational, and quick to respond to odd random questions in the middle of the grocery store. She provided the handholding I required in order to make this huge transition in my life.

Jozette

Working with Summer really started a lifelong change in mindset for me. I am no longer a slave to the diet mentality – I’m a rebel!

Before I worked with Summer I was frustrated that I didn’t look like everyone else. I always felt like the chubby one in my group of friends. I thought that I would never lose the weight I thought I needed to because I had lost weight and then just gained it back when I stopped dieting. I felt that I needed to learn how to eat better in order to be a better person.

I still have negative thoughts, but now I have the tools in my arsenal to question those thoughts. When I catch myself in a negative thought I stop myself and start to question why I am having that thought. Then I give myself compassion to ensure myself that I am awesome!

I have also found myself being less of a perfectionist (in a good way) and being forgiving of what I eat and the choices I make. Finally, I have really been focused lately on taking time for myself in order to relieve stress and do some self-nourishing. This has really helped me be more calm and aware of my surroundings and thoughts.

I really appreciated the format of Summer’s ‘missions’. Even just calling them missions was helpful because they made me feel like I was working for something during the 2 weeks. I also liked that the missions were broken into smaller pieces so it wasn’t like I was biting off too much at one time. They also gave me ideas on what to think about going forward as well. Finally, the quick check-in calls and emails were helpful in thinking through all the items we discussed.

I would definitely recommend your Summer! I think that working with Summer is great because it totally changes your mindset from the health information we’re fed by most of the media. People are often so focused on weight as an indicator of life success, and I think people need to realize that we are so much more than that. Summer’s very approachable and encouraging, even if you are struggling with some tough things.

Jessica

My relationship with food and my body is no longer a diet/exercise roller coaster and guilt fest. Before it always left me feeling self-conscious and totally hopeless that I would ever achieve my goals.

I feel much more relaxed and I know my goals can be achieved. I have fewer cravings and I can now tell that they’re just habits rather than hunger. I feel confident in my own skin, I don’t feel guilty when I take time to pamper and take care of myself, and I’m excited to really get a lifetime balance going where I can maintain being healthy. I never realized how much of this process was psychological which was the biggest surprise for me, but it does make total sense once you think about it.

Marcy

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I now have a much better understanding of myself and feel a lot more confident about my ability to achieve lasting, positive change.

I no longer view foods as “good” or “bad”, realizing that my constant quest for perfect eating and the inevitable fall from grace was not helping me achieve better health. Before the Rock Your Body program, my relationship with food and my body was misunderstood. Although I knew I wanted to be healthier and change physically, the decisions I was making were taking me farther away from those goals. I’m definitely more accepting of myself as I am today.”