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“I booked into the body confidence retreat with no expectations at all… All I knew was that I had zero self esteem and I needed a confidence boost.”

I booked into the body confidence retreat with no expectations at all… All I knew was that I had zero self esteem and I needed a confidence boost. I know I’ve been through a lot but I thought I was ok- ish!!!

I’m only telling my story now so you understand where I’ve been and how far I’ve come and how much Dr K has really helped me… she’s a life saver xx

My back story

  • My marriage ended in 2005. I had a 3 and a 5 year old at the time. (My Husband had met someone else… at least he did the decent thing and left me first without starting an affair 🙂)
  • we had been through a lot together… I had previously had 12 miscarriages before I was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder- and having 2 beautifully healthy boys xx
  • On my first night out with some girlfriends (after my separation) I was sexually assaulted – over the course of 3 days…
  • The guy was eventually charged but in the meantime I was introduced to “ICE” by a neighbour and soon became addicted
  • My life spiralled out of control very quickly and I turned to prostitution
  • I managed to get clean after about 18 months
  • because of my life experience I decided to become a psychologist… which is still underway
  • I also became dependent on alcohol
    Since the retreat I’ve been sober. I’ve also realised that all of the self loathing is because of what I’ve been through and not what I’ve done.

 

DR K has literally changed my life… I’ve been exercising, dieting (I’ve lost over 2kg) – and liking myself again x

  • She’s taught me how to enjoy life and how to be kind to myself.
  • The forever approach has made me realise how cruel I am towards myself when I’d never EVER treat another person that way.
  • I’ve learnt how to improve my fitness by incidental exercise (I’ve since got my Fitbit up and running to track my steps) and have been walking my furbaby twice a day…
  • I’ve realised how much I’ve missed dancing (especially dancing like no one’s watching) 😘
  • I have also learnt how my lack of sleep is coming contributing to my weight gain

 

Above all I’ve met the best group of like minded women… we are going through similar journeys together and I know we will support each other x

I could never recommend Dr Kat’s “Forever Approach” enough. It’s completely life changing.

Kiara Matkovich

“I thought I was there for ‘OK so you need to starve for the next 12 weeks and exercise until you fall over every day’ kind of pep talk… I could not have been more wrong.”

I went to see Dr Kat about 3 months before my wedding in my own private hell because I had decided that if I wasn’t going to be ‘skinny’ for my wedding then the whole day would be a disaster. As soon as I met Dr Kat I instantly had a total girl crush. The woman is gorgeous and has such an amazingly magnetic and positive energy.

I thought I was there for ‘OK so you need to starve for the next 12 weeks and exercise until you fall over every day’ kind of pep talk… I could not have been more wrong. My experience with Dr Kat has transformed the way I view food and exercise. I now realise that she wanted to understand and tackle my long history with my unhappy body image for the long term, not just the short term.

She gave me really easy and yummy suggestions and recipes to tweak my current diet, so it was not dramatically different and really easy to follow and stick to. She basically taught me how to enjoy food and exercise again. I still have her in my head sometimes, but in a really positive way in terms of eating nutritious and balanced meals.

The final 12 weeks in the lead up to my wedding I wasn’t starving and grumpy. Shocker right?! I ate yummy and nutritious food and actually had heaps of energy to exercise. The weird thing was, even though I had a lot of compliments from people about how great I looked, the most important thing to me was that I felt amazing and beautiful in my dress on the day. The whole day was incredible and not because of my weight or measurements.

Thank you for changing my life and my attitude towards food and exercise Dr Kat. I am forever grateful.

Shan Rosman

“I hated myself every day because I couldn’t seem to ‘snap out of it’ and just lose the weight! I thought about my weight and weight loss/diets every day.”

Before I met Dr Katherine I was unhappy, overweight and had a number of health problems, but the biggest problem I had was that I hated myself every day because I couldn’t seem to ‘snap out of it’ and just lose the weight! I thought about my weight and weight loss/diets every day.

The changes I underwent with Dr Katherine were like nothing else I’ve ever been through. For the first time in a long time I was so kind to myself, and began to have days where I only had love for and pride in myself. The pressure was finally off and I could achieve every goal I had for myself including losing some weight, improving my fitness and doing things just for fun, but most importantly my mind was so clear and my soul was so healthy! My view on life was completely different and it became so much fun whilst achieving the things I had longed for so many years for.

The effects of Dr Katherine’s influence on me have been long lasting and I have never had the urge to ‘start again’ on a new fitness regime or diet, as I have finally learnt that life isn’t about following a diet perfectly, or starting a new fitness regime. Before meeting Dr Katherine, I was petrified of getting married as the first thing that came to mind was how disgusted I would be in the photos.

I am so thankful to have met her, as it was a huge turning point in my life – on my wedding day I saw a beautiful, happy bride, rather than the fat failure I thought I once was. For someone who knows you’re worth more than a reasonably satisfying life, Dr Katherine is a complete must-have!

Emma Winterbourn

In pursuit of perfection, I wanted was a quick fix like everyone else promised. What I got instead was an easier, more sustainable, more enjoyable, more permanent process.

3 months before my first wedding dress fitting I was in a panic, desperate to lose weight for the big day, feeling trapped in an endless and unsuccessful cycle of losing a little bit of weight then putting it back on. I was so glad a friend recommended I see Dr Katherine, but I certainly didn’t get what I bargained for.

In pursuit of perfection, I wanted was a quick fix like everyone else promised. What I got instead was an easier, more sustainable, more enjoyable, more permanent process. I lost weight, but not by obsessing over it and cutting out everything good, instead by achieving balance and letting go of all the stress and the rules. I changed my thinking for good. I accepted myself and my body. And best of all, I felt AMAZING on my wedding day, I felt free and healthy and gorgeous.

I could not be more grateful for the life long changes to both my mind and body that all started with Dr Katherine, and for once I keep gaining momentum not falling in a heap and eating chocolate blocks. Not every moment of every day is like an Instagram pic, but it’s real, sustainable and good for you, and I am healthier and feel happier and better than ever.

Slyvia Soltyk

Remember that time we laughed and cried on the way home from Kat’s event and had that yummy pizza together

I came to the event with no expectations and you blew me away. The way you speak, share, the real and the raw and of course the research, science and data. It’s a perfect mixture of all of these things which makes what you do so special. And you deliver it in a understandable manner.

Thank you for helping me realize how I still have a lot to work on with my eating. Coming from a restrictive BED background, injuring myself, over exercising and now resenting my body for not being able to do the things I used to be able to.

My friend (who has her own eating challenges) and I were driving home, lots of tears, lots of gratitude for what you do! And I said to her, I never thought I’d say this but I think we should get a pizza for dinner and enjoy it! and we did. And I feel good about it… we laughed saying “on my death bed I won’t say, oh I’m so glad I restricted and didn’t have pizza that one time, we’ll say, remember that time we laughed and cried on the way home from Kat’s event and had that yummy pizza together”.

Before going to your event I was going to restrict and juice cleanse before a photo shoot I have on Wednesday. But instead I’m just chilling out about it and I said to [my friend], I thought if I’m skinny for the shoot, I’ll see the photos and be happy. But after your event, I said, “if I’m happy in the shoot I’ll be relaxed and I’ll look happy in the photos”.

This is massive for me. I’m crying as I write this cause I never thought I’d say that. Normally I would go home and binge and suppress, but I don’t feel that way because you helped empower me! I’m still on a long journey but you’ve planted some seeds that are sprouting and I feel so grateful.

I opened the Happiness box and cried with happy tears. I feel it’s exactly what I needed last night. Thank you for this you’ve no idea how this brightened me up.

You’re amazing x

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