Sandra Elia has lived two lives: one as a morbidly obese woman, with food addiction running her life. Since those difficult days, she has transformed from
being morbidly obese, lost over 100 pounds, and kept the weight off for more than 13 years. Sandra attributes her success to creating a program and meal plan specifically designed for food addiction. She has made it her life’s work to help others recover from addictive eating.
As one of the World’s First Certified Food Addiction Counselors, Sandra is a
true pioneer in the field of recovery from compulsive overeating, addictive eating and obesity management. She is currently a part of a professional team comprised of medical doctors, addiction doctors, researchers, physiologists and psychiatrists on a ground-breaking mission to develop a formal diagnoses of Food Addiction. Sandra and her team are striving to educate healthcare providers and offer appropriate assistance to those who suffer with addictive eating.
On her radio show, “Your Daily Diet, A Spiritual Guide to a Healthy Body Size,” Sandra has helped create a community of seekers, open to finding a solution beyond the traditional dieting model, aimed at healing the mind, body and spirit. The content on her show is solution-oriented, offering practical steps and tools, opening new ways of thinking and communicating about nutrition, health and body image. The show broadcasts to a base residential audience of over 1.6 million.
Sandra is a Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Certified Professional Coach, and the Vice Chair for the Canadian Obesity Network (Toronto Chapter). The Canadian Obesity Network is Canada’s authoritative voice on evidence-based approaches for obesity prevention, treatment, and policy.
Sandra runs Ontario’s only 8-week outpatient Food Addiction Recovery Program, has co-created Canada’s first 28-day residential treatment program, and runs retreats where clients can reclaim their health and lives.