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About Sandra Elia

Sandra Elia is one of the world’s first Certified Food Addiction Counselors with a passion for helping people overcome addictive eating, find neutrality with food, and regain their health. Her brand’s focus is on healing the whole person, starting with a meal plan specifically designed for food addiction that achieves appetite correction, understanding the role the brain plays, and rebuilding health and lives – and therefore increasing happiness.

Sandra knows first hand the pain of living with morbid obesity and has developed a proven program to overcome addictive eating and achieving a healthy body size. Her brand helps people tackle their minds and correct their thinking patterns, which is the single greatest obstacle to losing weight. Sandra is also influencing the way doctors treat obesity, doing away with unhealthy and unhelpful calorie-counting myths. Together with healthcare professionals, clients can find peace with food, peace with their bodies and ultimately peace with those around them.

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Reasons to Contact

  • Request an interview (Print, TV, Radio, Podcast, Blog)
  • Request to quote from Sandra Elia
  • Request for an expert opinion on food addiction, addictive eating, compulsive overeating, the obesity crisis, weight biases, understanding cravings and urges when it comes to eating

Get in touch

Call: 416-986-0006

Email: contact@sandraelia.com

Biographies

Meet Sandra Elia – Full Length Bio

Sandra Elia has lived two lives: one as a morbidly obese woman, completely out of control, experiencing paralyzing depression. Food addiction ran her life. Since those difficult days, Sandra has transformed from being morbidly obese, lost over 100 pounds, and kept the weight off for more than 13 years. Research and medical statistics tell us this is nearly impossible to do. Sandra attributes her success to creating a program and meal plan specifically designed for food addiction. She has turned what could have been her greatest downfall into the greatest blessing in her life and 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 physiatrists on a ground-breaking mission to develop a formal diagnoses of Food Addiction in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the handbook used by healthcare professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. It contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders. 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 is grounded in Sandra’s personal experiences as a recovering food addict. Drawing from 13 years of searching for different paths to holistic wellness, she can testify to the dramatic, sustainable weight loss that is possible when a person radically rethinks and changes their relationship with food. 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 was founded by the top obesity doctor in Canada with the mission to be Canada’s authoritative voice on evidence-based approaches for obesity prevention, treatment, and policy. They improve the lives of Canadians affected by obesity through the advancement of anti-discrimination, prevention, and treatment efforts.

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. Her programs yield tremendous success. Clients report weight loss, reduction in medications and, most importantly, finding neutrality with food.

Meet Sandra Elia – Medium Length Bio

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 physiatrists on a ground-breaking mission to develop a formal diagnoses of Food Addiction in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5). 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.

Meet Sandra Elia – Short Length Bio

Sandra Elia is one of the world’s first Certified Food Addiction Counselors. She has worked alongside top obesity doctors and addiction doctors to develop a food addiction recovery program that has yielded tremendous success. Patients report weight loss, reduction in medications and, most importantly, finding neutrality with food.

Sandra is authentic, open-hearted, real and raw; not to mention she’s lost over 100 pounds herself, and has kept it off for over 13 years! She uses her own invaluable life experiences to bring the theory and facts to life.

One-Line Bio

Sandra Elia is a Certified Food Addiction Counselor and a pioneer in the field of addictive eating, offering lifelong solutions where the medical community fails.

Interview Information

Interviewer Resources

  • Sandra is one of the world’s first Certified Food Addiction Counselors
  • Sandra has transformed from morbid obesity, losing over 100 pounds 13 years ago
  • Sandra has busted through major barriers with medical doctors to influence the way obesity is treated
  • Sandra has developed a program to help people end addictive eating, using a meal plan specifically designed for food addiction that helps clients achieve appetite correction
  • Sandra launched and created Ontario’s first 8-week outpatient Food Addiction Recovery Program
  • Sandra co-created Canada’s first and only 28-day residential treatment program
  • Clients of the food addiction recovery program report weight loss and increased self-love as they find balance with food
  • Sandra is an authoritative voice and sought-after thought leader in addictive eating

Suggested Interview Questions

  • Tell us about your own journey recovering from food addiction.
  • What is food addiction?
  • Why is the medical community biased against food addiction and obesity?
  • How have you influenced the medical community in the treatment of obesity management?
  • What are the main differences between dieting and treating Food Addiction?
  • What is appetite correction?
  • How can we manage food cravings?
  • What is the Food Addiction Recovery Program?
  • What are the biggest barriers to recovering from food addiction?
  • Why do residential treatment programs fail addicts?
  • Why are the statistics against maintaining weight loss so dismal?
  • How are you able to achieve lifelong results through Food Addiction recovery treatment?

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