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The Academy

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- The Academy

My signature self-paced online course & coaching program for the woman who is ready to end binge eating, emotional eating and body shame. 



Let's start here. Check all that apply to you.
I am here because….

If any or all of the above applies to you,
you are in the right place.​

You deserve to feel at peace with food.
Sanity and freedom are possible.


You’ve probably been led to believe that you’ll have more confidence, more love, more fun, more happiness, more_____, (I’m sure you could keep filling in the blanks) and that everything will be okay if you just lost weight.


But how many years have you been trying to control your food through willpower and control? How any diets or "lifestyle changes" have you been on? How long have you been hating your body and wishing you were thinner?


How has it actually been working out?

If you're here, then it's probably left you in a cycle where you feel crazy around food and ashamed of yourself and your body. 

If so, I want you to know that you don't have to keep living like this. There is a way to heal and find peace, freedom and sanity.


Food Body Soul (FBS) is a step-by-step online course & coaching program showing you the way.

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Do you want to spend more time in the restrict-binge cycle, obsessively thinking about food, and constantly judging your body?


Do you have more energy to give towards trying to shrink yourself into a weight that isn't natural for you? 


Do you want to spend another, however many years you’ve been at this, trying to lose weight, likely without any long-term effect while your weight continues to increase over time with each attempt? 


Do you want the continued stress, emotional difficulty, and anxiety that comes with all that?


How much more time, money, energy, and brain space do you have left to give before you will finally say enough is enough? 


How tired are you of this cycle?


How done are you with fighting food? 


Is body acceptance something you are willing to work on if it means peace and freedom with food?


Is taking a weight-neutral approach to health something you are willing to work on if it improves not just your physical but also your mental and emotional health?


Is working on removing your internalized fatphobia something you are willing to work on so you can stop judging your body?

...Are you READY for a
different way of life?


That offers real and sustainable peace of mind.

That offers freedom and sanity around food, where food is no big deal, it’s just a casual, yet pleasurable, part of life.

Where you are not stressing out about what others might be thinking of what you are eating. 

Where you can be in social settings and feel calm, confident, present, and at peace. 

Where the scale, the size of your jeans, or the flatness of your stomach doesn’t dictate your mood. 

Where you can stop hating your body and enjoy yourself regardless of your size.


— The Academy 

will show you the way.

If you have had enough with the restrict-binge cycle, yo-yo dieting, emotional eating, binge eating, constantly judging and shaming your body, and you’re ready for real peace and sanity then this is for you.

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The Academy:

What You Learn Inside



We start out healing your relationship with food. You will be learning everything you need to know to free yourself from emotional eating, binge eating, restriction, and obsessive thought patterns. You will learn to take care of your health without dieting, how to listen to your body, and become an intuitive eater.


Next, we focus on body image- you will learn practical skills for healing your body image, overcoming objections to body acceptance, how to cultivate self-love, and separate your worth from your weight. Plus we will be learning all about Body Wisdom, creating a strong connection between your body & mind. Plus get ready for a radical shift in perspective about bodies, weight, and self-worth. 


Lastly, Soul is all about your relationship with yourself. Obsessing about food and your weight takes up so much time, energy, brain space, and identity, so when you've done the work to heal, now what? Who are you and who do you want to be? This is all about self-reflection, self-connection, self-compassion, and self-love. You will connect more deeply to who you truly are and learn to live a big, juicy life outside of food that is in alignment with your values! 


Food Body Soul - The Academy includes:




You will have lifetime access to the course curriculum that will help guide your healing journey. In addition to the recorded videos, there is homework and action items to put into practice to help facilitate your healing. It's not enough to learn the steps to heal, the homework helps you take the steps in your actual life! Each module includes additional resources and recommendations as well (books, podcasts, blogs posts, YouTube Videos etc.) in the event you want to immerse yourself more. 



Each week of the program you will have a corresponding coaching call from a previous live round of the course. Watching these calls and hearing the coaching in real-time is one of the best ways for you to apply it to your own life. These are worth the entire investment by themselves. Seriously, they are GOLD



You won't just be learning from me, you will also be learning from other experts in the Anti-diet and Intuitive Eating space. The workshops include: Eating Disorder Recovery with Dani Adriana, Body Confidence and Fashion with Carrie Dayton, and Body Image & Overcoming Anti-Fat Bias with Victoria Welsby. These are all pre-recorded and you can watch them on your own time. 


When you enroll in the program, you have unlimited email support from Cara after you purchase to ask any questions you may have. You can ask about areas where you feel stuck or are struggling. Or if you want to share some wins and celebrate your progress with someone who gets it! 


During the last 4 modules, 3 of the group coaching call recordings include a 45 minute Breathwork session to help you integrate everything that you have been working on so that it goes from Intellectual Understanding to Embodied Knowing! It's one thing to understand concepts, it's an entirely different thing to live them and breathwork will help you do that. There are also pre-recorded breathwork sessions for stress and emotional eating that you can utilize at anytime to help you through this process.

you will also get

Early access to the first available spots for Food Body Soul - The Retreat.


Click the video to look inside of this sacred retreat experience.


The last retreat was last September and it got completely sold out in days and never opened up to the public. As a member of The Academy, you get first access to the next one! Stay tuned for dates.

Hey there Beauty, I'm Cara

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As a Certified Health Coach and Breathwork Facilitator, I’m on a mission to help women heal their relationship w/ food, body & beyond. I am also the published author of  three books, Body Wisdom, One Day at a Time, and Vegan Buddha Bowls. 


But before I became the Cara you know today,  I had a terrible relationship with food and my body. 


I was stuck in a cycle where I would restrict or diet and then binge uncontrollably. Then I'd promise myself that "tomorrow will be different. I'll stick to my diet so hard and everything will be fine." But that never happened. It was always just a matter of time before I was knee-deep in a binge again. 

I was obsessed with food, I hated my body and my self-esteem was so low because of it all. 


Eventually, I got to a place where I said "enough is enough" and did the work necessary to truly make peace with food and my body so I could access the life that dieting promised, but never delivered. Once I committed to doing this work, my life unfolded in the most beautiful of ways.


Originally, I was terrified to release control by letting go of dieting, restriction and my endless pursuits of weight-loss. But loosening my grip on control didn’t actually result in my life falling resulted in it falling together.


Once the pieces fell into place and all the dots connected, I started coaching women like you through this healing journey. Since then I’ve guided hundreds of women to true self-love, self-worth, and inner peace. It’s time to claim your freedom by jumping into the literal pool of life through the expansive experience of Food Body Soul - The Academy.


I'm ready to welcome you with open arms.

Read What Other Women Had to Say

About There Experience Working With Cara


Tristan Thibadeau

"She helped me unravel years of limiting beliefs about food and my body. I feel so empowered and every aspect of my life has improved. I've noticed improvements in my work, my relationships, my ability to use intuition around food, my energy levels, and (even my sex life...teehee).”

"I considered myself to be a total skeptic when it came to the efficacy of receiving coaching around the topics of body image, self-love, and disordered eating. And at first, I was so ashamed to admit that I needed support, but once I gave up my resistance to asking for help and started working with Cara, she completely rocked my world in the best way possible.


At first, I was so ashamed to admit that I needed support, but once I gave up my resistance to asking for help and started working with Cara, she completely rocked my world in the best way possible. She helped me unravel years of limiting beliefs about food and my body, and helped me to realize how much of my life I was WASTING by obsessing about food.


If you ever feel like your thoughts about food and your body consume too much of your time and energy, do yourself a favor and free yourself by working with Cara!"

Is the Academy RIGHT FOR YOU?


Feel frustrated, stuck, overwhelmed, or out of control with food

Want a deeper connection with themselves and their intuition


Ready to release “all or nothing” thinking and perfectionist pressure


Are willing to explore their beliefs, perspectives, and inner world - not just behaviors


Want to feel calm, confident, and at peace with food & their body


Are ready to prioritize mental health and well-being over rigid rules and “shoulds


Want to build a calm, respectful, nourishing, loving, stable relationship with food & their body


Want to be told what to eat, when to eat, or how much to eat

Have an active eating disorder (unless this is used as a supplement to your care)

Are not ready to do the mindset and inner work necessary to heal

Are a coach or a RD in a similar field

Want to be told how to lose weight (it’s okay if you come to this still wanting to lose weight - the desire doesn’t have to be gone to join FBS)

Want a specific meal plan, diet or an “eat this, not that” list

Are looking to grow their own business in a similar field

Are you ready to transform your relationship with Food, Body & Soul?

Investment: $197 

Life-time access to FBS - The Academy

Self-Study Online Course and Coaching Program

  • Is FBS a good fit for me?
    If you are someone who struggles with food, meaning you think about food A LOT, you have tried tons of diets or programs or lifestyle changes, but nothing seems to work for very long, FBS - The Academy is for you. If you feel crazy around food, if you identify as a binge eater or emotional eater, if you struggle with overeating and finding balance, FBS is for you. If restaurant menus give you anxiety, if you are struggling with seeing food as “good or bad” if you feel like you have to earn or make up for eating, FBS is for you. If you have spent most of your life hating your body, trying to control your weight, or attach your self-worth to weight then FBS is for you. If any, some, or all of the above sounds like you, then you are a good fit for FBS because this is exactly what we will be helping you work through and heal!
  • What if I am afraid of weight gain and fear that if I gain more weight I will feel even worse about myself?
    I feel you on this, I’ve been there. The fear of weight gain is the biggest fear that keeps us stuck obsessing over food and from working towards food freedom. But the thing is, if you are living in fear of weight gain, that is THE reason to join, so you no longer have to live in this fear. When we detach our worth from our weight we take the power away from food. The fear of weight gain or the desire to lose weight does not need to go away before you can do this work or be a part of FBS - The Academy!
  • What if I feel like now is not the right time?
    Well, when is the right time? Do you know? If you don’t know, how long have you been putting THIS off and using “not the right time” as an excuse? What I know is, there is never really a right time, but rather, when we decide we want something we make the time for it. If you want to heal and are ready to commit to the work then now is the right time. And if you asked me, I’d say there is no coincidence that you’re reading this right now. I’d say it is your time.
  • When does FBS begin?
    The program beings when you enroll. It is fully self-paced.
  • What are the monthly themes?
    The first 4 modules are all about your relationship with food. Think: ending emotional eating, binge eating, yo-yo dieting, obsessively thinking about food. You will learn how to stop fighting food and become an intuitive eater. You will leave knowing how to take care of your heath without dieting. I encourage you do to one module a week. The work is most effective when you are consistent and engaged in the process. The next 4 modules are all about your relationship with your body. You will learn practical tools to help you heal your body image. You will overcome objections to body acceptance, and how to cultivate self-love and separate your worth from your weight. Plus get ready for a radical shift in perspective about bodies, weight, and self-worth. And the last 4 modules are soul, (aka Self): when your time, energy, brain space, and identity are no longer tied up with food and your weight, now what? So many of us don't know who we are without our food obsession, so this section is all about finding out. You will connect more deeply to who you truly are as well as who you want to be. You will be guided to to live a big, juicy life outside of food that is in alignment with your values.
  • What is the time commitment?
    There is roughly 2-3 hours of online course modules to watch + homework to work through. There are also recordings of coaching calls that are roughly 1.5-2 hours in length. So about 3-5 hours a week on average if you stay consistent with doing one module a week. You don't have to do 1 module a week, you can move slower, but the goal is for you to stay consistent with the work and implementing what you learn in your daily life. Outside of that, you can engage as little or as much as you’d like with the community and curriculum. Everything in FBS is self-paced and can be engaged with whenever it is best for you. All modules and calls are pre-recorded for you to watch on your own time.
  • Is it just for women?
    FBS was designed with any and all women, women-identifying and femmes in mind. If you're looking for a safe, welcoming curriculum and community where you can make peace with food, your body and connect more deeply to yourself, this is the place!
  • Will I get to connect with Cara in FBS?
    Yes! You will have unlimited email support from Cara through your enrollment in the course. You can message any questions or share anything you want by emailing
  • How do I access the community?
    The online course is through Teachable and you will create a log-in and password upon sign-up. Inside the course portal will be the modules, homework, workshops with guest experts, and all the group call recordings. The Facebook group will be private and accessed through your device of choice.
  • How long do I have access to the course curriculum and call recording?
    You have lifetime access!
  • Is there a Facebook Group?
    Yes, details for the community and how to join are all within the online course portal!
  • What is the refund & cancellation policy?
    Due to the nature of the experience and getting access to all materials upon enrollment, there are no refunds. If you have any questions before enrolling, please email me so we can make sure this is the best program for you.
  • What FBS is not:
    FBS is not a substitute for therapy, any other medical condition, or eating disorder treatment. If you have an eating disorder this could be a supplement on the side of your care and I recommend talking with your treatment team and/or health care professional to determine if this will be supportive to you.
  • Read our Disclaimer & Disclosure
    Click here.

Are you ready to transform your relationship with Food, Body & Soul?

Investment: $197 


Life-time access to FBS - The Academy

Self-Study Online Course & Coaching Program

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