Struggling with weight?
Can’t stick to a diet?
Stop tracking calories & learn habits of normal eaters.
In addition to adults, I have worked with teens directly in partnership with their parents. It is so important to work as a family toward health and confidence.
Lighter Coaching was born from my personal pain of trying to lose weight over and over (and over).
Each time I had to try on clothes in a dressing room I felt defeated. It was a reminder of my failures. Then what would I do? Go on another diet or try a new demanding workout.
It would never last and my goals seemed beyond reach.
At the point of telling myself I didn‘t have it in me to do this anymore, I received an email while sitting at an airport waiting to board a plane. I remember so clearly that I had just had the inner struggle over what to grab for breakfast.
You're probably all too familiar with the inner dialogue of what you "should" have vs. what you want. It seemed like such a big decision, yet I can’t even recall what I ate that morning.
My path to food freedom began that day.
It became my passion to share this realization: just as it wasn’t me, then - it isn't you, now! DIET CULTURE has failed us.
And, more importantly, there is a better and sustainable way.
The approach is completely different from dieting. This is about the psychology of eating. What does that mean? It means the work to be done is relearning how to listen to our own bodies.
At some point, the brain and body disconnected. Maybe it was what we learned from our family as we were growing up. “Clean your plate, there are kids starving in other countries.” Have you heard that when you said you were full, and then powered through and kept eating anyway?
Do you ever emotionally eat? Stress eat?
Or, do emotions ever keep you from eating?
Have you said, “I just want to be a normal eater!”
Lighter Coaching is different because it is less about what you eat, and more about how you eat, how you manage the influence of emotions on your eating habits, and how you can best manage cravings.
The bottom line is that I am here to help you achieve your goals.
Many times, our Motivation is hating how we look, lack of confidence, and many body shaming comments we’ve endured - even from people close to us with the best of intentions.
I find it’s much easier to work on a goal from a place of self-love vs. hate. So, we work on that too!
There are five components to my coaching:
1. Ditching diets
2. Creating mindfulness
3. Tools to manage cravings
4. Overcome limiting beliefs
5. Commit to a self-care routine
It is my hope that you will feel lighter through our work together.
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Weight loss does not need to be a battle. It shouldn’t be so confusing. But all the conflicting diet programs make it impossible!
Join the Unleash Your Inner Champion program to learn how to stop fighting with your body and find your inner champion.
Silence that inner critic. Restore your relationship with food, allowing your metabolism to work as it should. Let it naturally regulate your weight, much like your body knows how to regulate temperature, heartbeats, etc.
It’s nothing magical, and actually based in science. Come experience the freedom and feel lighter.
This is a 6-month intensive program for real and lasting change, consisting of a 12-week online curriculum and group coaching sessions via Zoom.
A workbook will be provided.
You’ll receive access to me via Voxer.
Dieting strips away our own ability to listen to our body’s hunger and fullness cues.
We develop this all or nothing mentality when we experience being on and off track.
Stop the train, get off that track, and learn to follow your body’s wisdom.
Learn how to identify where cravings come from and how to proactively reduce them.
Build a positive self-image and live a healthy lifestyle. Your body will do the rest.
This is a 6-week online course with 3 coaching sessions included.
There are limited opportunities for personal, one to one coaching. Apply and receive a response within 48 hours.
It can be hard to choose meals that support a healthy lifestyle when:
• You’re always busy,
• You’re tired and want something convenient, and
• Ordering out sounds so good!
How about good food, real fast - with all the take-out vibes, as well as comfort food options?
There's even the Epic Life Program that has mealtime covered all month long.
Feeling good starts with seeing the beauty that you possess.
Wearing comfortable and flattering clothing can make a big difference.
At times, it’s hard to find a good fit.
To further support you, I offer the ability to shop XS-3X from your phone!
Exercise should be something you enjoy - after all, you are more likely to repeat it.
Even if you track calories burned, you'll move more if you repeat the behavior, and thereby burn more overall, when you find what you really like.
So, if you are interested in a low impact activity, it could be as simple as a walk with your dog, or a bike ride.
If you like group activity, try cardio drum. I currently hold a class in Smyrna, DE.
“We want to give a HUGE shout out to Cheryl Dillon and Lighter Coaching. In a matter of months, she has helped our daughter find the confidence within herself to get out there and actually enjoy going to the gym. This inspired me as well. If my daughter could do it, so could I. It helped me realize that starting at my pace was better than nothing. If you need a kind hearted person to help guide you, or if you have a teen daughter that needs help finding her inner confidence, please, contact Cheryl.”
“Absolutely love the information that is presented and discussed within the group! It‘s very relevant and everyone is so encouraging.”
“Cheryl is so warm and sensitive and knowledgeable. She really gets where I am coming from and offers gentle but wise and insightful advise.”
“Cheryl is just a ray of light and honestly just “gets it”. She never made me feel like what I was going through was weird or that I was alone. She always makes me feel safe, secure, and always knows what I had to hear in that moment. I genuinely never felt like I was being judged by how I felt. Thank you Cheryl for all your support.“
“Cheryl is so easy to talk to and she really focuses on you and your needs. I love how she doesn’t make it about a diet. I’ve lost 15 pounds working with her and it’s all about me focusing on making small changes at a time.”
“Cheryl listens to you and talks with you, not at you. She understands what you are going through and sincerely wants to help you on your journey. She is not interested in selling you a product. She wants you to achieve your goals, your way, and supports you through the ups and downs.”
Cardio drum is a favorite way for me to be active