Keren Krause learnt that mind over matter is the key to healthy weight loss.
She now weighs 69kg and has dropped from size 18 to size 12. I’m never going to be 50kg,” she says. “I could probably lose more but happiness takes precedence.”
It’s not always easy. “When I’m stressed, I can feel my mind want to buy junk,” she says. “That’s when I go, ‘That won’t serve me or do anything for my self-esteem’.”
Zoe says stories like Keren’s aren’t unique. Every day, she and Jodie receive personal messages thanking them for helping them reset their relationship with food and exercise. “My patients often talk about feeling empowered and liberated, and many will proclaim, ‘It’s such a relief!’” she says. The pair inspire their 23,000 Facebook followers with messages of strength and acceptance, and advice.
“The Moderation Movement is causing a ripple effect,” Jodie says. “It’s helping people to question diet culture, and if those people have an impact on friends, the message becomes far-reaching.”
It’s a message that’s certainly resonated with Keren. As an embalmer, she’s reminded every day that life’s too short to spend it punishing yourself about your body, adding, “You don’t want your last wish to be, ‘I wish I’d eaten that cake’.” Follow The Moderation Movement at facebook.com/moderationmovement