Today we’d like to introduce you to Bonnie Roney.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always felt called to help women live a life without guilt, stress or shame around food as a Registered Dietitian. I have a unique upbringing where I grew up around my aunt and grandma who both struggled with eating disorders. From the young age of only 12 years old, I too struggled with my relationship with food until young adulthood, without realizing how my upbringing had conditioned me to think negatively about food and my body. This personal experience, in addition to watching my aunt and grandma struggle throughout their lifetime, inspired me to become a voice of reason in this world where women are constantly pressured to look and eat a certain way.
Like many women who struggle with their relationship with food such as restriction, binge eating, or feelings of guilt and shame around food, I was nervous to share my story. But I knew sharing my story was necessary to inspire and help other women to ditch their lifetime of dieting, chasing a smaller body size, disordered eating and obsessing over food so they could feel truly free and spend their energy focusing on more important things in life like their family and careers.
I started Bonnie Roney LLC one year ago, and I inspire my Instagram audience (@diet.culture.rebel) daily to ditch their food rules and listen to their body so they can stop letting food control them and eat without guilt or shame. Since started my business just over one year ago, I have helped hundreds of women improve their relationship with food, eat for health without crazy restrictive diets, and feel truly free around food.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The biggest challenge I faced was being vulnerable and sharing my personal struggles with food. For many women, their relationship with food is private and something that very few, if any, people know about. I knew that in order to impact as many women as I wanted to, I needed to be vulnerable and share how I overcame my hardships around food to inspire other women to do the same and live a life of food freedom.
Women I work with oftentimes feel nervous or scared to find food freedom, and because of my past, I get it. I help them overcome their nerves and fears through the coaching programs that I offer, so they no longer feel alone or isolated with their struggles. I specifically enjoy helping women overcome feeling out of control with food, overeating and binge eating because these struggles are very personal to me. I wished so badly when I struggled during these times that I had support, someone I could talk to and trust to help me through. And because I didn’t have support, I struggled with these feelings and behaviors for too many years.
Today on Instagram at @diet.culture.rebel, I have 56k followers and continue to grow daily because women need my support. I have not once regretted sharing my story and working with women to improve their relationship with food. My niche is very unique, and with diet culture and the diet industry always making women feel less than enough, I am proud to help thousands of women stand up against it and feel empowered through my framework that incorporates Intuitive Eating and body image work. The work I do feels so rewarding, and I am so thankful for the platform I have that impacts so many.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I help women overcome years of damage from dieting and disordered eating by honoring their health through intuitive eating, body image work and learning to eat without guilt or shame. When I work with women, I show them how to build trust with their bodies, learn how to listen to and honor their bodies hunger and fullness, and learn how to make food choices that improve their health utilizing gentle nutrition without feeling deprived. They are able to make peace with food, improve their body image and feel confident in their food choices once and for all so they can enjoy vacations with their significant other without total food anxiety, be a role model to and raise their kids to be healthy eaters and live the life they deserve instead of letting food control it.
As a company, I am most proud of the transformations I have made with my clients. It feels truly rewarding to watch the women I work with develop a normal relationship with food, one where they can be spontaneous and accept an ice cream date night on a whim, one where they can feel energized physically from overcoming binge eating, and one where they can stop thinking about food constantly and fill their minds with more important things like their family and careers. There is nothing better than empowering women to become the best version of themselves, and for the women I work with, they are able to do that after following my proven framework and finding food freedom.
My program is unique in the fact that I am a Christian woman, and I know the work I do is God’s plan for my life. I know I struggled with my relationship with food and was exposed to my grandma’s and aunt’s eating disorder struggles so I could have more compassion and understanding with the women I work with. And because of this, I guide my clients to use their past struggles with food to make them stronger, better women. Instead of their disordered eating struggles being a life sentence they are stuck with, they become a memory of their past that shapes them into the strong, powerful and confident women they are capable of.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have started doing this work sooner!
- 7-Day Faith and Freedom E-Course – $98
- 3-Month Food Freedom Group Coaching – $1050
- 3-Month 1:1 Food Freedom Coaching – $1800
- Website: www.bonnieroney.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diet.culture.rebel/
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