Your Path To Eating Enlightenment™


Ready to live a life you love without food stress or how you feel about your body holding you back?

Ready to live a life you love without food stress or how you feel about your body holding you back?

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Are you a chronic dieter who wants to stop binge eating & master intuitive eating?

Do diets and meal plans simply result in you binging or overeating?

Do your weight loss programs and accountability buddies fizzle out like old fireworks?

Have you read all the books but find their different perspectives gets confusing?

Therapy, trainers and well-intentioned advice results in you feeling ashamed because of the implication you have a sinful nature in relationship to your food?

Are you a chronic dieter who wants to stop binge eating & master intuitive eating?

Do diets and meal plans simply result in you binging or overeating?

Do your weight loss programs and accountability buddies fizzle out like old fireworks?

Have you read all the books but find their different perspectives gets confusing?

Therapy, trainers and well-intentioned advice results in you feeling ashamed because of the implication you have a sinful nature in relationship to your food?


If food obsession and intense urges are preventing you from thinking clearly, I want you to know you have options besides yet another meal plan or new diet fad.

It is possible for you to feel under control and lighter in your body without relying on willpower, without needing to cut out carbs or fats, or track your food. Tracking is just a huge time sink that never works long term.

If you want to clear your mental headspace and just be normal with food you are in the right place.

You are worthy of realizing Eating Enlightenment for yourself! Can you see yourself ...

  • Eating a bowl of ice cream without wanting to devour the entire box (this is way easier than you might think!)?
  • Being unafraid to celebrate your friends birthday party instead of hiding by yourself or sneaking treats if you do go?
  • Grabbing some clothes out of your closet that you feel good wearing without spending 30 minutes trying on different options?
  • Eating when you are hungry and stop when you’re full in a fairly short time like a few weeks?
  • Being able to get naked with your significant other with the lights on, or stop hiding in social media photos?
  • Playing with your children, and go outside without worrying and letting your belly hold you back?

... But mental fatigue, distraction and running around like a chicken with your head cut from your body off are your current reality, and it's just hard to keep afloat.

If food obsession and intense urges are preventing you from thinking clearly, I want you to know you have options besides yet another meal plan or new diet fad.

It is possible for you to feel under control and lighter in your body without relying on willpower, without needing to cut out carbs or fats, or track your food. Tracking is just a huge time sink that never works long term.

If you want to clear your mental headspace and just be normal with food you are in the right place.

You are worthy of realizing Eating Enlightenment for yourself! Can you see yourself ...

  • Eat a bowl of ice cream without wanting to devour the entire box (this is way easier than you might think!)?
  • Be unafraid to celebrate your friends birthday party instead of hiding by yourself or sneaking treats if you do go?
  • Grab some clothes out of your closet that you feel good wearing without spending 30 minutes trying on different options?
  • Eat when you are hungry and stop when you’re full in a fairly short time like a few weeks?
  • Be able to get naked with your significant other with the lights on, or stop hiding in social media photos?
  • Play with your children, and go outside without worrying and letting your belly hold you back?

... But mental fatigue, distraction and running around like a chicken with your head cut from your body off are your current reality, and it's just hard to keep afloat.

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It doesn’t have to be this way. You might not believe in this possibility just yet, but here you are reading this page looking for a solution and this tells me there is part of you that somehow knows you are meant to live differently in your body and with food.

Yet a part of you doubts whether you are worthy of seeking a change. Aren’t there people dying of cancer or who don’t have any food at all? But let me tell you something ...


If I can turn my deeply ingrained core sense of shame I grew up with as a child into adulthood into worthiness and self-esteem, if I can stop binge eating and return to my normal weight and stop being a slave to obsessive thoughts, self-doubt and unending shame spirals ... I know you can too.

And putting yourself first is worth it because you end up helping others far more as you yourself change.

Shame doesn't need to hold you back from:


  • Wanting to stop the cycle of praying after a binge

  • Desiring integrating and stop breaking your promises that you’ll never do THAT again

  • Wanting energy instead of waking up after a food coma nap feeling like Hurricane Katrina and thinking it’s all your fault

  • To feel good about self instead of trying everything, working with trainers & therapists and doctors, trying it all, and still end up weighing more ... feeling like a total utter failure

Wanting instead like I did to reconnect with my body and be able to feel my authentic emotions and reclaim my inner light, and just feel free to like myself ... to trust my gut around food and my body without self-doubt or falling into sticky shame spirals ...

There is nothing shameful in wanting freedom. There is nothing shameful in wanting Enlightenment.

That’s one of the core pillars in what I teach as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with a master’s degree in Counseling, and something I learned in my 6 years of experience helping people with food and body troubles, and coaching close to 100 women and men heal their food relationships.


Acceptance is highly important. There’s no forward growth or healing while shame is holding you back. But there’s a huge difference between feeling accepting where you are and feeling ashamed versus accepting where you are and feeling hopeful. You can accept where you are right now and NOT be mired in the fog of passivity and shame that you want to change and love yourself. You can desire the inner light of mental and emotional peace and the feeling of body lightness while you accept yourself as you are right now.

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And speaking of weight loss and physical shifts like feeling light, I actually bet that’s not your top priority.

Your biggest motivation is actually just to heal your body so you have it easy with food. Instead of being wired to overeat and rewiring yourself for freedom and lightness, and making this freedom such a part of you that you:

  • Let go of core sense of shame and guilt

  • Stop the dieting-binge-guilt cycle of control and punishment

  • Desire your personal healthy foods so that you actually want to eat healthy because it simply feels good

  • Drop all the rules, counting, and restrictions around food so you can have the freedom to think what you want without worrying!

I want you to know that even if it feels like you are broken and the only way to manage your health is to workout, try harder and exert more control ... 

There is a different way that doesn’t lead to exhaustion, failure, hopelessness, binge eating and weight gain.

Over the course of 6 years, working in an Eating Disorder clinic as a recovery counselor and helping dozens women and men become empowered around food, I’ve discovered the step-by-step blueprint to show you how to get there.

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Hi! I’m Jared, a certified intuitive eating counselor, master’s degree counselor, and blogger. 


I am one of the rare male disordered eating treatment professionals and I mainly work with women to stop dieting, stop the trying-to-do-it-all, take care of themselves and heal emotional eating, and to reconnect with their sense of purpose and to choose their dreams.


As a male, sometimes my gender does come up in conversations. Put simply a woman can desire my validation, or be afraid that I will say something unintentionally hurtful. Sometimes there can be an energizing connection which some women mistake for the wrong type of attraction. I'm careful to redirect any sort of energy into exploring the depth of emotions, feelings and greater presence and connection. 


Fortunately through years of training in school, along with working as a recovery counselor at Cielo Eating Disorder Treatment Center, and helping dozens upon dozens of women I am able to skillfully navigate gender differences and show up for you from a place of wholeness, grounded-ness, calmness, and non-judgmental friendliness. 


Nowadays I blog a lot and truly enjoy being my natural introverted self (with no shame, whereas previously I was so ashamed to be a quieter guy). I am a part of a meditation group and play board games with my friends :)


My emotional eating was getting worse ... every time I dieted I would binge and gain back more weight ... now after 5 months I no longer binge eat ... and I'm losing weight even over the holidays!

I don't even care about the scale any more and my inner critic thoughts have gone way down."


Gina Solis


Do self-doubt, shame and food obsession take up most of your mental headspace?

You fret about your food, debating on and on about what to eat ... feel hopelessly confused and anxious and like this food stuff is way too hard to think about by yourself ...

So you try a diet like Whole 30 or the new Keto fad these days, follow their plan and see some nice changes, the scale goes down and you think the plan works!

(and there’s always a plan to eat, what not to eat, when to eat, how much, etc)

But nowadays you don’t even get excited. You see the results but KNOW the weight will come back. You maybe feel a glimmer of hope that this plan will do the trick for you ... but mostly you’re just trying this plan because you’ve always used plans and diets to manage your health ...

Excitement at beginning the diet, and then you eat the whole bag of brownies on your way home from work. All your hard work gone in 5 minutes through the drive through window. You’ve done this too many times to count.

Of course the plans and diets never work and you’re left thinking:

  • What’s wrong with me?

  • Why am I different?

  • I can’t do this

My binge eating would prevent me from doing other activities ... one time with a friend we were going out but when she took a shower I ate too much food and had to cancel our girls night out together. I was so horrified. 


Jared helped me to see that dieting and willpower could only so last so long, and he helped me with nutrition so I didn't go hungry and this really helped me to stop binge eating. Thanks to Jared I'm feeling a lot better now!


Kathryn Best


  • You see those people who just overeat and then don’t make a big deal of it and learn from their mistakes.

  • You hear stories about how people genuinely enjoy their salads and wonder why you can’t be one of those people?

  • You know co-workers, friends and maybe even your own child who is just naturally in tune with their body and stops eating once they are full...

  • Social events you can see people are eating normally and not stuffing their face secretly ...

  • You want to be one of those normal people around food where food is just even kinda boring.

So how can you drop the diets, willpower and control and switch over to simply being normal with food?


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In my 3-month or 6-month online intuitive eating program, ENLIGHTEN, we help you transition from a lifetime of dieting, control and binge eating to self-care, mental and emotional headspace, and empowerment to freely pursue your dreams.

If you are ready to finally cease the struggle between your body and food forever and move towards lightness and freedom, then reserve your spot now for your Complimentary Eating Enlightenment Breakthrough Call by clicking the yellow button above. 

Once you book a time to chat, fill out the application to secure your spot - it’s just 5 quick questions. You MUST fill out this application for your appointment to be confirmed.

After you complete the quick survey you’ll get an email confirmation with your spot reserved to get your own personalized blueprint to free yourself from binge eating which leads to returning to your natural weight and a balanced, respectful relationship towards your body, mind and food!

On this Free Eating Enlightenment Strategy Call I will work with you individually to:

  • Clear away your confusion around food and get you unstuck

  • Determine the best route for you to begin healing whether that is ending binge eating, stopping obsessive thoughts or releasing your shame around food

  • Create an actionable plan for you to stop yo yo dieting so you can return to your natural body weight and stop binge eating

  • Discover your hidden personal keys to have an easy relationship with food and your body and to decrease stress

  • And decide whether or not we are good fit to work together to use the effective and proven strategy that myself and close to a 100 clients have followed to achieve freedom from obsessive food thoughts and endless eating cycles and beat binge eating for good!


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Ready?


Sign up now for a free 75-minute Eating Enlightenment Breakthrough Session to see if ENLIGHTEN is right for you.


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"I started to give up hope that I could ever be happy when it came to thinking about food. Jared likes to stress that weight loss shouldn't be your primary goal and while at first skeptical, I now wholeheartedly agree! When my mentality behind eating changed, I gradually stopped emotional eating and paradoxically weight loss became the result of that change!" 


Paulina Lang @fluffyface_enzo with 1 Million + TikTok Followers


Can I really trust myself with Intuitive Eating? The idea of trusting my body seems very doubtful, and I’m admittedly scared.

Long-term science has put an end to the diet debate. Diets work for about 5% of the population. And these lucky 5% of people usually don’t have any sort of trauma, baggage or a past history of binge eating. Lucky them.

Yes, you hear stories of incredible weight loss following Weight Watchers ... and you see the science of Weight Watchers ... and the same thing with any other diet like vegan, paleo, mediterraen, gluten, zones, atkins, jenny craig ... they all have science and crazy stories.

The same is true with any other diet. On the other hand, the long term science is clear - diets do not work for 95% of people.

In fact, diets actually backfire and cause binge and emotional eating! ​And what's been your experience dieting? Has it worked for you?!

Put another way - you cannot spend the rest of your life on a diet eating only “good” things while avoiding “bad” things.


Once you label something as a good or bad, this causes you to crave the bad things because they are scarce and rare! Diets backfire on themselves and this has nothing to do with you.

Now I understand the fear of giving up dieting. For years I followed all the calorie counting advice. Back when I wrestled in high school I would lose and gain the same 10-15 lbs over and over again in my attempts to make weight before the tournaments. I came to believe that counting and measurements were the norm. 


I would always think my weight regain was an anomaly. That next time would be different. But of course the next time was the same. Diets give you control, predictability, certainty and they give you a clear set of rules that can help give you the structure you desire in your life.

But they don’t work - and you know that - a major part of you deeply knows that no diet, no plan, no program telling you what to eat, no doctor shaming you into another diet ...

This will never work for you.


And now you are being introduced to intuitive eating, the way babies naturally eat and feed themselves.

Ever notice how newborn babies naturally know when to eat? They aren’t following a diet! They are naturally intuitive. Or a small child on Halloween who eats too much candy, learns his or her lesson without guilt or shame, and then doesn’t repeat the same mistake?

Your fear of intuitive eating is actually a fear of your own inner power, grace, and inner beauty. You have nothing to be afraid of, and all your fear will quickly evaporate in 1-2 weeks once you begin putting the puzzle pieces together and see for yourself how liberating it is to live without rules, judgment and experience freedom for yourself that nourishes your soul.



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Jared gave me back my life. The weight just kept coming off. Slowly but surely. The best part is I am actually eating healthier foods consistently which is something I never expected. Never would have guessed that my food preferences were the missing piece. I had all these rules that had prevented me from discovering what I liked. Because I didn't know what I liked, I could never stick to anything! And getting rid of dieting, that too, obviously goes hand in hand. I finally feel empowered and free from my struggle with binge eating and food, for good!


Melody Nguyen Sales Executive


How can we return to our original selves where we ... 

  1. Where we always are connected to our intuition and know what to eat without following a meal plan or obsessing or following a recipe

  2. We have trust and freedom within our natural selves to eat any food without restriction 

  3. We release shame and guilt and have unconditional love for ourselves

This is the biggest secret I learned on my journey - I never was broken.

The hole in my heart was just the lies I have believed about myself that had been rein-enforced by my wrestling team, the mainstream media, the bodybuilder industry, the outdated therapy models that haven’t worked in years ...

The biggest Eating Eating enlightenment is when I stopped shooting myself in my own foot! As I learned to trust my body ... I stopped using my old willpower strategy which was actually making me work against my own body and brain and causing to craving to spiral out of control and then landing up in a pit of tar shame that I couldn’t shake off which lowered my self-esteem and made me despair.

In fact, there’s nothing wrong with you. You’ve just been following the wrong plan which has taken you out of your body and up into your head and then made things worse because you kept trying to repeat the cycle and blaming yourself!

You can return to this natural self of you where you are normal around food simply because being normal around food is the real natural way we are meant to live. Just like breathing how we automatically breathe. The same is with food. Being free around food and without doubt is actually what is normal. You don’t have to do anything crazy except learn to be yourself.


Jana Chapman

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To be honest I had a lot of skepticism working with a guy. So much of my disordered eating has been related to seeking male validation and feeling shame because I am fat (and I still am I want to be honest, although I no longer say the word "fat" so harshly to myself and it doesn't hold me back so much). I was very afraid before our first call.

Thankfully Jared had a video of woman saying that working with Jared was great and so somehow I showed up. Jared’s been great and first thing he did was bring up that he was a guy and myself a woman. 


Overall, I didn't realize how much I was keeping myself away from because of fear. I thought I had perfectly logical reasons for putting my life on hold, but it turns out that I was not making these decisions out of love, respect, or honor. I was afraid to get rejected. Afraid of being judged. Afraid of my own harsh judgments I directed at myself. When I jumped into this program, I had hopes of losing so many things.


For example, what comes to mind is imagining that I’d be free of the obsessive thoughts (which I am not today this day but realistically dealing with them), compulsive behaviors, and negative feelings of guilt and shame. But honestly I had no idea that I would gain so much -- energy in my body from just eating more protein and fats, new perspectives on life and my body, hope, and a definite increase in self-esteem and self-respect. I suppose you could say I just don’t hate myself anymore; I love myself.


It sounds cliche but true. One last thought is just how I’m in alignment with my body and how I continue to practice well after the program has ended and that there’s no limit here, although growth is slow there’s something infinite about this in a very small way. Hard to describe. It’s just your body. Coming back to your body. That’s the key and now I have the ability to stay grounded in my body to a large degree and it’s just been a very important thing for my life, sanity and existence.


Jana C. - Graphic Design


That’s intuitive eating. That’s Eating Enlightenment. And this is what intuitive eating is NOT…

Intuitive eating is NOT about…

  • Always stopping eating once you get full even if you are at a social event

  • Only eating when you are hungry even if its breakfast and you need some food for the next few hours because you have back to back meetings after a commute and dropping off the kids

  • Fearfully living in fear that your intuition will result in weight gain (when the majority of people who try intuitive eating release weight and the ones who gain weight needed to gain weight because they were too unhealthily slender and anorexic like)

  • Constantly trying to decipher your intuition and trying to find the perfect solution

  • Despairing about how you cannot follow your intuition just like you couldn’t follow a diet

Rochelle Myers

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I talked to Jared a year ago this month and it’s been about 9 months since I committed to this program. Food allowance and eating meals was just so scary and hard for me in the beginning. And it took me a long time to do it. I showed up to every call, watched the videos over and over and learned something new each time. But now, a year later, I can eat 3 meals a day and I feel better than ever physically and mentally. My relationship with my husband is better than ever.


In the beginning I thought I was spending too much ‘self-care’ time on myself at the expense of my family. But I figured the program was only a few months so a little time for me for a few months would be ok.

But now today I am there for my family more than ever. Like with my daughter in highschool I am just so much more present and compassionate and I catch myself saying things that I previously would have said but not noticed. A bit embarrassed by this but glad to see how my inner critic plays out in relationships. My last binge was 3 months ago. A little bit of mindless eating but I don’t beat myself up for that. Don't quit. Everyone is different. 


And here's one of my favorite meals right now. Avocado toast with 2 eggs over easy. Basically foods with good fats in them!! Before I’d always avoid fats, or avoid carbs, and then alternate which ones I avoided. Jared is right that you must keep your body filled up with food you like to be able to stand up to the binge urges and slowly rewire your mind. Thanks Jared!


Rochelle Myers - Teacher


You don’t have to be afraid of yourself. Any fear you have is an illusion.

When you master intuitive eating you are simply returning to your original, pure, authentic self and this is ALWAYS a good thing. Intuitive Eating alleviates:

Lingering problems like …

  • Feeling awful in your body

  • Feeling so bloated after eating you can barely walk and your stomach hurts

  • Constant self-doubt

  • Sticky shame after you make even the smallest mistake

  • Brain fog caused by obsessive thinking

These things fall away like dead skin ... leaving the light within you revealed.


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Intuitive Eating is where you:

✓ Get your confidence back

✓ Become attuned to your inner food wisdom simply because you are actually listening to your body with a clear mind!

✓ Stop binge eating even if you get cancer (true story from one of my clients who got cancer after we worked together but didn’t binge even before chemo)

✓ Heal crazy out of control cravings

✓ Quiet your internal critic who never shuts the f*** up

✓ Clear up acne

✓ Stop spending so much time thinking about food

✓ Boost your intrinsic sense of self-esteem and self-worth

✓ Stop hating your body (You might never love your body, but you can learn to not hate your body and simply be ok with the vehicle your soul lives in)

Here’s what you get in ENLIGHTEN…


Two 40-minute phone sessions per week for 3 months or one 40-minute phone session per week for 6 months

• Custom worksheets and videos after every call

• Unlimited email support between sessions 

  • If ENLIGHTEN does not work for you for any reason and you have done the worksheets and have done the journal assignments I will refund any money invested. I have never had to do this but the offer is there.

Ready for this? Sign up for a free Breakthrough Session to see if ENLIGHTEN is right for you…

Step 1: Get In Touch 


Get started with a free phone consultation, where we learn more about you, your relationship to food, and how we can help support you. We’ll discuss which package option is the best fit for you and you’ll have a chance to ask questions about how we work and what to expect from the process.


Step 2: Initial Session 


In your first session, we’ll spend 75 minutes together and do a deep dive to really get to know you. We’ll explore your relationship with food and body image, talk your dieting and weight history and your current eating patterns, and discuss your goals and what success in this process will look like for you.


Step 3: Ongoing Support 


Healing your food and body issues is deep, brave, and oftentimes scary work. We offer package-based options that include video, phone and email support so that we have enough time to spend together to be able to work through these issues.


Dianne Wilkerson

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I began Jared's 3-month at the end of December after finding one of his interviews online. I know the program investment seemed like a ton at first but I felt hopeless. I'd been to therapy for dealing with thoughts before and invested more money, and saw ok results but was still bingeing. I thought this was worth it. I'm also listening to the videos over and over and re-doing some worksheets for more complete and thorough answers. It's dollars a day when you break the expense by the monthly subscription to the system. It’s about to be summer and I'm not concerned about the upcoming holidays and summer beach body diets.


After 19 years of disordered and emotional eating, that's amazing. A few months after the program I am writing this review and this struck me today: before: Wine and food binge staying in after Friday night. Wake up and feel tired and angry. Plotting my unhealthy diet day and exercise for 2 hours in the afternoon. Reminding myself that a few days from now I would feel better. Going through the motions Saturday night and Sunday with my husband and children. Feeling embarrassed at church Sunday morning for my puffy face (although no one cares!) Small food all week and no exercising. Scale-dominated thinking, food, my next dinner, what I wouldn't eat, what I would eat.... Etc etc on and on


Today: See you waking up and having breakfast and feeling great. My daughter and 45 minute group exercise class at 11. Make sure I feed myself with lunch then pedicure at LeJJBelle. Carve out time for myself to calm myself and notice what’s going on. Shopping, ordering, dressing up with my husband for supper.


Diana Wilkerson Mother & Accountant


And ENLIGHTEN goes far beyond food, your body and your mind. See once you clear up your headspace you begin to:


✓ Move joyfully because you desire to move, not because you should or to burn calories

✓ Meditation and self-care become as natural to you as breathing and an integral part of your life ...

✓ Relationships are the number one most common and important benefit. I can’t tell you how many mothers have told me they became a better mom because they learned to listen and be present to themselves, and then could be present and calm for their child

✓ Career will receive a noticeable boost primarily because your self-esteem and self-worth goes up. Those negative backstabbing comments you will come to brush off like annoying mosquitoes...

And best of all ENLIGHTEN is both an art and science:

There’s a big problem in both therapy and the weight loss industry. Therapists are either all about childhood and uprooting trauma. They only focus on emotions.

Nutritionists and personal trainers and diet programs only focus on diet and exercise and completely miss the mind body connection. 

Yoga teachers are all about the mind body connection but miss out on diet, exercise and most of the emotional work.

In ENLIGHTEN we will bridge the gap between nutrition, physical movement and your emotions.

If all of this resonates with you ...

Reserve Your Spot For Your Breakthrough Call Now

I look forward to guiding you to a life filled with fun, fulfillment and freedom! Reserve your spot now by clicking the pink button above and then apply (short 5 question survey) to get on a call with Binge Eating Recovery Expert (me, Jared!) and receive your personalized Eating Enlightenment™ Map that will give you a strategy to break out of your struggle and into freedom.