I wanna hold your hand.

The first time I remember thinking I was fat I was seven years old. Can you relate? How old were you?

It’s twenty years later now, and it still makes me sad to recall the long and emotional journey I’ve had with food, my body, and my weight. I spent tons of time and energy worrying about what I was or wasn’t eating, how much I was or wasn’t exercising, and how much I weighed throughout my middle school, high school, and college years.

I was in a nearly constant state of judgment and disapproval of my body. I craved sugar and other unhealthy carbs. I ate late into the night. I didn’t know what to do about it other than exercising more and more or starving myself, and I often hated my body.

I suspect you can relate.

The holidays are a particularly scary time when you’re already feeling uncomfortable about your body, and facing serious cravings.

My pattern used to be to start with the Halloween candy and continue my sugar and carbohydrates rampage until my last glass of champagne on New Year’s Eve. I would wake up in the New Year feeling fat, ugly, guilty, and disappointed in myself (not to mention the fact that my jeans wouldn’t button and the scale would read at least seven pounds heavier than I had been when fall began.)

I don’t do that anymore. You know why? Because I used a program that solved my eating and weight problems. This year I’ll be flitting through the holiday season feeling happy, thin, and free.

I’m writing this because I want every woman on this planet to experience the freedom from debilitating cravings and body hatred that I finally found. And I’ve developed a program to deliver exactly that. Yes!

Starting on Monday, November 29th I’ll be coaching an exclusive group of 12 women who are ready to stop feeling controlled by food and their weight and start feeling happy, thin, and free this holiday season.

It starts with a 5-day carb cleanse. Then I’ll hold your hand throughout the rest of 2011 as you implement proven strategies for getting rid of your carb cravings for good – yes, once and for all – and letting go of unwanted pounds.

Imagine this….you wake up on January 1, 2011 five to ten pounds lighter with a metabolism that’s a fat-burning machine. Feels good, right? You can do this.

The cut off date to enroll in “The Last 10 Pounds Program” is Monday, November 22nd. Email me now at kate@katenorthrup.com if you’re interested. Here’s to feeling happy, thin, and free this holiday season…and forever more!


  • Kate,

    As I read the beginning of your blog post, I was thinking “Wait – this can’t be YOUR story, this is MY story!”

    Except that my food issues started when I was 5, not 7. My mom took me to a doctor (who was rather portly, I might add) who told my mother that I was overweight. She was advised to immediately eliminate sugar, peanut butter, and cheese from my diet. On the way out, the receptionist gave me a lollipop.

    Talk about contradictions.

    What did I do? Since I was no longer allowed to get my “fixes” as home, I did what any sugar-addicted soul would do: visit the neighbors and ask for cookies or hot chocolate! Problem solved.

    Unfortunately, I continue to carry that childhood experience around with me. I am now 42. I have carried around self-image issues for 37 long years.

    Thank you, Kate, for your honest, authentic post. Your new program sounds exciting!


  • Peggy Di

    Great idea….I’m 51 and ready but have waited too long and need to lose a few more than 10 lbs. Good luck to everyone!

    • Kate

      Hi Peggy – this program is great to get anyone started whether they want to lose 10 pounds, 100 pounds, or simply implement some permanent lifestyle changes for happy, healthy, disease-free living. Thanks!

  • Tracey Demarco

    I sent you an e mail…i am interested in this program….thank you so much

  • Margie C.

    Carbs are not the problem! Only “bad” carbs – refined, all sugary, no fiber. Check out http://www.DrGreger.org, and http://www.HumaneSociety.org/nutrition, please.

    • Kate

      Hi Margie! I’m well aware of the difference between “good” and “bad” carbs, though I use the definition “low-glycemic” and “high-glycemic” carbs instead because I don’t like to label anything as “good” or “bad” because it can lead to self-blame and black and white thinking. This program is all about knowing the difference and knowing what to do with that information to improve your health and lose unwanted pounds. Thanks for the tip!

  • Jane

    Hey Kate; is this program for anyone anywhere? I’m in Ontario and want you to hold my hand but just wondering?

  • Lorraine Milligan

    I’m ready. I’m a fourty year old mother of five. I’ve lost five family members in one year. My children have me only me. This is critical I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, eating healthy is not enough. Learning what is needed to be a healthy present mother is what I am on the path of being.

  • M-A

    This sounds perfect for me! Please email me at the above address. For some reason, I cant get through.

    Many Thanks,

  • Shay

    Peggy Di …just took the words right out of my mouth. Can your method be repeated for those of us with more to lose?

  • Ann Jones

    Hi I am interested in your program. Thank you.

  • Kristina

    I have been a fan of your mothers for awhile. In fact I gave birth to my daughter 5 months ago at home because of the empowering enlightening passages from some of her books. This knowledge has changed my life!

    Weight always seems to be a struggle and your program sounds exciting! I am a breastfeeding vegan and if I still fill the criteria would love to be considered for your program.

    Thanks for your incredible message;)


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