I’m Sairah Pettes
, a Body Positive, Intuitive Eating Coach and the founder of TurnuptheLove.ca.
I help women to stop the diet-cycle by teaching them to throw out their scales, and let go of ‘perfectionitis'.
In other words, I’m passionate about introducing women to a world without dieting.
After several years of working as a health coach for Canada’s largest weight loss company, I quickly grew tired of following the corporate road map that presented obesity, and low self-esteem as a dollar sign. After I left my 9-5, I travelled across the eastern coast of Australia, where I learned how to surrender to my body and make peace with food without a rulebook.
You see, for most of my life, I was unhappy and resentful of my body. I lived on a pre-packaged food diet, used food to deal with emotions and became dominated by depression. I was ignoring my body and controlling her every move. I was obsessed with the scale. I didn’t care about being healthy, I cared about “looking good.”
But during my 5-month trip abroad, I finally reconnected with my body. I began to listen to her. To trust her and to nourish, value and respect her wisdom. I finally understood what it meant to truly love your body.
Through the power of self-acceptance, I now coach women to eat with intention, without obsessive restriction and calorie counting, where they learn to love their bodies from the inside out.