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Healing food and body image suffering, one cookie at a time

The Cookie Revolution
is for you if you:

  • obsess about food and your weight
  • can’t stand the thought of going on another diet* but don’t know what else to do
  • have done a lot of healing from an eating disorder but find your recovery stalled
  • identify as an emotional or compulsive eater
  • have attended 12-step programs for your food concerns and wonder if you are a food addict
  • have explored body positivity and non-diet approaches but are confused about how to actually integrate these ideas into your life in a sustainable way

Imagine a world
where you:

  • trusted yourself to make wise decisions about what, when and how much to eat
  • welcomed your appetites, cravings, hunger and desires without fear
  • felt comfortable around all kinds of food
  • accepted and respected your body as it is
  • moved for the joy of it, instead of for weight loss
  • felt confident that you could handle life without overeating, undereating or worrying about your weight
  • appreciated your body for all that it does for you

Welcome to the Cookie Revolution

*The New Face of Diets

But I’m not dieting!

Diets are out. Even major weight loss companies are savvy to this and have changed their advertising to focus on health and wellness.

So you’re much more likely to hear people talk about “getting healthy” rather than “getting thin” these days.

This makes it harder to spot when you’re actually on a diet. And if you can’t spot when you’re on a diet, it makes it harder to heal.

For example, common fad eating plans undertaken in the name of "health" or "wellness" such as juice fasts, The Whole 30, paleo, keto, clean eating, elimination diets and intermittent fasting are all diets under new names.

If you’re not sure if your “wellness” plan is a diet, ask yourself:

Would I be eating this way if it had health benefits but led to weight gain?”

If the answer is no, you're on a diet.

What’s in a Name

Why the Cookie Revolution?

In a culture preoccupied with food and weight, it’s hard to enjoy a cookie (or ice cream, or pizza or whatever food you love but think you shouldn't eat) and have it be no big deal.

Whether or not you eat a cookie can feel like a statement about:

  • Your morality: whether you are good or bad
  • Your health: whether you are healthy or not
  • Your self-care: how well you’re taking care of yourself
  • Your self-control: how in or out of control you are
  • Your lovability: whether or not you’re desirable as a partner
  • Your psychological state: whether or not you can cope with your emotions

That’s a lot of meaning piled on something as simple as a cookie - and it’s a massive energy suck.

Think about all the mental and emotional energy spent on worrying about what you’re eating or not eating and the size and shape of your body.

Imagine if all that time and energy could be spent living your life.

What would you say no to?

And perhaps more importantly, what would you say YES to?

revolution (noun)

rev·​o·​lu·​tion | \ ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\

Definition of revolution

“A dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized or in people’s ideas about it”
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary

This is truly revolutionary work.

Many people, especially women, queer folks and people of color have been taught to not trust their own bodies. When you can’t trust the place you live - your body - how can you trust your own voice, cravings and desires? The Cookie Revolution is here to change that.

Marielle-Berg-its-just-a-cookie-revolution-body-food-coaching

Hello, I’m Marielle.

I’m trained as a therapist and am recovering from disordered eating myself. While training as a therapist, I realized that unconscious diet-culture thinking permeates treatment for food and weight concerns.

Unconscious diet-culture thinking keeps people who are trying to heal their relationship to food and their bodies stuck and wondering what’s wrong with them. Additionally, it keeps people, and women in particular, in the role of perpetual patient, going from one treatment to the next trying to “fix” the problem of their appetites and their bodies. I started the Cookie Revolution to change this. Read more on the about page…