I believe that your relationship with food and your body is a brilliant doorway into the life you truly crave.
I believe that your weight is your soul inviting you to be who you are and live life on your own terms. I believe that your relationship with food should be easy rather than a tangled mess of fear, deprivation, and shame.
I believe that your body is fucking brilliant and that it is the only guru you will ever need.
I believe that you cannot hate yourself into love. I believe that the only way to create lasting change is to begin with acceptance of what is, first.
I believe in digging deep and getting to the heart of the matter.
I believe that our beliefs about who we are create our reality. I believe that our emotions are a beautiful gift that show us exactly what we are believing and thinking.
I believe that when you show up for yourself and do the work, change is not only possible, it is inevitable.
I believe that every action is an attempt to meet a need and that when we meet those needs in healthier, more fulfilling ways, we create a life that feels peaceful automatically.
Meet Christie Inge, HHC
I totally get that you might not believe any of that stuff. If you would have told me all that 15 years ago, I probably would have laughed in your face and told you to fuck off .
But, I’m here today, not just saying, but being a living example of how true those statements are.
I used to believe that I was worthless and that I had no right to take up space in the world. I used to believe that I was destined to a life a misery, suffering, and a shit-tastic relationship with food and my body.
It is by changing these beliefs that I have changed my life dramatically.
I started binge eating as a young child and by the time I was in my teens was binge eating and obsessively exercising everyday. I was a size 4 and thought I was fat. By my mid-twenties, I weighed 220 lbs, was on drugs and married to a drug dealer, unemployed and completely hated my life. I was so disconnected from myself that I was in complete shock when I realized I was overweight. I was wearing size 24 pants and seriously had no clue.
I was devastated and, like most women, I began dieting almost immediately.
Over the next few years, I tried every diet known to woman. I yo-yoed, deprived and struggled my way to seven pounds from my goal weight. I was completely obsessed with food, weight, exercise and would stay holed up at home in order to avoid food in the “real” world.
At that point, I had an awakening that changed my life forever.
Even though I was thin and had a wardrobe full of cute, “skinny” girl clothes, I still hated my body.
I still hated myself.
And not only that, my relationship with food and exercise were worse than ever before.
I knew that what I was doing wasn’t working and that something had to give.
Feeling lost and frustrated, I stumbled onto the concept of intuitive eating and quit dieting immediately. Though, if I’m being honest, at the time, I was still secretly hoping that intuitive eating would help me lose those last few pounds.
Eventually I came to realize that the reason I still hated my body, still struggled with food and exercise was because I was using them as a coping skill. Just like I’d done with drugs, alcohol, and promiscuous sex years before. I’d never really dealt with why I was doing all of those things.
I was addressing the behavior instead of the root cause.
I found that the reason I was doing all of those things was because I believed that food could do things that it can’t. Things like love me, provide safety and comfort, give me a break from life, and create connection with the people I loved.
I was completely disconnected from my body.
I avoided my emotions like the plague.
And my head was full of all sorts of shit-tastic beliefs about my value and worth.
What I wasn’t expecting was to find, however, was the gift of being able to help women who shared a similar struggle to my own.
I made peace with food, my body, and Who I Am. I can help you do the same.
The Professional Mumbo Jumbo
I believe that what makes me the brilliant coach that I am is my own experience in the school of hard knocks. But, I’ve also got some professional training under my belt as well. I’m a certified holistic health coach, a certified intuitive eating counselor and a certified weight loss coach. I’ve studied with great teachers like Geneen Roth, Evelyn Tribole, Anita Johnston, Byron Katie, Brooke Castillo and many, many others. I am continually on a quest to learn more so that I can share what I’ve learned with the world.
And because I am totally woo-woo like that, I am also a certified Reiki Master and CCT Practitioner.
Who and How I Can Help
I help women who are ready, willing, and able to dig deep in order to make peace with food, their body, and Who They Are. No quick fix diet plans. No trite tips and bullshit advice. I’m talking about digging deep and going to the heart of the matter.
I teach women how to honor their true cravings, how to feel their feelings, how to believe in themselves, and, most importantly, how to connect with who they truly are.
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