BA, 2017 – I’ve known Heather Fisher since 2012, when I was officially diagnosed with binge eating disorder. I was skeptical to know her, at first, because I believed that all nutritionists were calorie counters, obsessed with women needing to be thin, and had no practical understanding of people’s crazy lives. I was so wrong. Instead I found a caring, funny, and down-to-earth individual who believes in holistic wellness. Aside from my physical health, she cares about my mental and social health. Always encouraging, she works with me at my pace and with my needs, so I can make sustainable lifestyle changes. She helped me decrease my binging episodes. She has taught me about what foods are filling, how to eyeball portion sizes and the importance of variety. She also gave me structured, but flexible, eating guidelines. Heather has been, and still is, a crucial part of my journey to confidence and wellness.
Anonymous, 2017 – My journey with anorexia, disordered eating, and anxiety has been a decade long battle, a struggle in which I was once not sure I would win. I was eight years into this struggle when I first met Heather. Although I was incredibly stubborn and very scared, she kindly met me where I was, and patiently encouraged me as I began to fight back against my eating disorder. She supported me throughout this process, helping me set very manageable goals. She has the amazing ability to make you feel comfortable & confident in the midst of some the hardest & scariest things you may encounter in recovering from an eating disorder. Heather helped me in challenging myself to take care of myself, and believed in me on those hard days where I didn’t want to believe in myself. She can create detailed, specific, and 100% personal meal plans, as well as be incredibly supportive in assisting you to reach your goals. She is someone who will talk with you, laugh with you, cry with you, and pray with you as you journey through the roller coaster of eating disorder recovery. Working with Heather has truly helped me find a sense of balance that I’d never experienced before in my own approach to health and wellness, and this balance is something for which I will remain grateful the rest of my life. Recovering from any struggle with eating, body image, or health complications is certainly no easy task, but I can now confidently attest that real recovery IS possible. It’s okay to be unsure, and it’s okay to be afraid; but do not let that sway you from fighting for the freedom that comes with defeating an eating disorder. You are worth it.