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Sandra Elia

World renowned Food Addiction Counselor

Sandra Elia

World renowned Food Addiction Counselor

Biography

Sandra Elia

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.

Currently, a part of a professional team comprised of medical doctors, addiction doctors, researchers, and physiologists on a ground-breaking mission to develop a formal diagnosis of Food Addiction in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Sandra and her team are striving to educate healthcare providers and offer appropriate assistance to those who suffer from addictive eating.

Sandra knows firsthand the challenges associated with living with obesity. She has lived two lives: one as a morbidly obese woman for 15 years. She experienced a world that was not made for her size, seeking assistance from biased healthcare providers, and dealing with fat-shaming. Since those difficult days, Sandra has transformed her life, losing over 100 pounds and keeping the weight off for 15 years.

Obesity is not simply about body weight or body image. It’s about human vulnerability. Behind every obesity statistic, is a real person living with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

Sandra’s work has been featured on:

  • National Post
  • Global News Toronto
  • Global News Edmonton
  • CTV News – Atlantic
  • Toronto Star
  • Toronto Sun
  • Radios across Canada

Videos:

Keynote Topics:

Food is the cause, and food is the cure

Obesity is not simply about body weight or body image. It’s about human vulnerability. Behind every obesity statistic, is a real person living with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

Surviving a pandemic was one thing, but recreating a new better standard of living, is a different challenge. In this keynote, Sandra speaks about how to rebuild a new, more optimal normal, starting with one of the largest contributors of our health and wellbeing-  our eating habits.