I’m Soshy Adelstein,
I am the coach and owner of Embody Nutrition.
I teach women from all over the world how to let go of old beliefs around dieting, eating, exercise and weight. I’m an Intuitive Eating expert, and use the Health at Every Size approach in my coaching.
Let me explain why.
I was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to a Hasidic family and community. Even though my body was always covered and there was never talk of dieting in our home, I would sneak-buy magazines because I was curious about what was going on in the outside world. When I saw girls in Seventeen magazine with thin bodies, muscular arms and six packs I KNEW I wanted to be just like them. I equated their bodies to freedom, beauty, power and expression and I craved that so badly.
When I turned 19 my body started changing from a teenager’s body in to a young woman’s body so naturally, I tried my first diet and it went downhill from there. I lost a bunch of weight but eventually I wanted my cookies back because life isn’t as fun without those foods. I binged on them constantly and for the next six years I lost and gained hundreds of pounds while being totally disgusted with the way I looked and felt. I was sure it was a willpower thing but it turns out I was SO wrong.
Once I decided to throw in the towel with dieting, I discovered a more Intuitive approach to food and accepting my body exactly as it was. My life then opened up in a way that I had been craving all along. Of course, I started talking to other women and realized that this whole time we had something in common. We all struggle in some way with food and our bodies and I KNOW that no woman should live her life this way. It’s a waste of our energy! Now I serve and empower these women to heal their relationship with food through Intuitive Eating and body acceptance. It’s been 8 years of personal practice and 4 years of practicing on a professional level and I’ve never looked back.