We live in a world which is not kind, respectful or empowering towards women's* bodies.
We learn to hunger for the elusive, perfect body and the ideal diet. This dream shapes our entire lives; the way we eat, the way we dress, the way we move, our self esteem and mental health, our relationships, our jobs, our leisure time. We put so many of our dreams on hold.
It doesn't have to be this way...
The Beyond Chocolate community has been a place of refuge from the madness of Diet Culture since 2000
* We welcome all women and non-binary people at Beyond Chocolate.
If you are not sure if our work is right for you, do contact us, we are always happy to talk.
RETREATS IN ITALY
A rare opportunity to step back from your every day life in an enchanting setting and give yourself the time to explore, experiment, learn and grow. Our Retreats are powerful, engaging, and deeply insightful experiences to help you know and trust your body to live with greater peace and freedom.
Our approach is anti-diet and body neutral. At Beyond Chocolate we provide the tools and support you need so that you can finally feel at peace with food and your body.
In line with Health at Every Size and iWeigh, we do not make any claims about what defines a healthy body, a healthy weight or a healthy diet, however you define the term 'healthy'.
We do not claim that everyone is healthy at every size, nor that every size is equally healthy.
Beyond Chocolate supports a weight and body neutral, inclusive approach to overall good health and wellbeing.
MEET THE SISTERS
Hello! We are sisters, Sophie (on the left) and Audrey. Beyond Chocolate is the fruit of our determined quest for an alternative to the constant obsession with food and weight loss which clouded the best part of our lives, until our thirties.
We know what it’s like because we’ve been there. We spent years struggling; Sophie, a compulsive dieter and binge eater. Audrey, bulimic, as well as turning to over exercising and diet pills.
READ OUR BOOKS
In our first book, Beyond Chocolate (Piatkus, 2006) we wrote about our own experience as two women who struggled with diets and disordered eating for more than 20 years and outline a set of10 straight forward, doable principles which will change your relationship with food forever.
In 2012 we wrote our second book, Beyond Temptation (Piatkus 2012). In it we share everything we know about how to stop overeating so you can feel peaceful and free.
Beyond Chocolate is a thriving community of like minded anti-dieters, a little corner of the internet where diet talk and body shaming just don't happen.
Our members are kind, welcoming and supportive.
Allow yourself to be encouraged, inspired and reassured and ask all the questions that really matter to you.
You are not alone
FROM THE BLOG
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