Empowered Wellness Founder
Changing the conversation about teen and young adult weight loss.
Empowered Wellness CEO & co-founder Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC, NCC is changing the national conversation around healthy weight loss and weight maintenance for teens and young adults with a refreshing emphasis on positive body image and self-compassion.
She is the author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss and has been featured on CNN, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, WebMD, Shape Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Health, Healthline, Mental Health Weekly, Parade Magazine and others.
“My life’s work is about changing the conversation around food and body. I’ve seen thousands of people struggling to find peace with their bodies. I’ve heard countless stories about shame, dissatisfaction, fear, and loss of control. Ironic, when you consider our body is the only guaranteed relationship we will always have in our lives, and food is the only guaranteed nutrient we need to survive!
Add in the impact of mainstream media, social media and societal pressures and we have a surefire recipe for disappointment when it comes to feeling good enough in our own skin.”
Eliza’s approach recognizes that weight is the result of a complex network of factors. It replaces outdated, simplistic “eat less, move more” advice with a biopsychosocial approach to health, happiness and weight.
Even more important: it's an approach that empowers teens and young adults through practical evidence-based life skills and daily habits proven to help people achieve and sustain their goals.
As clinical and executive director for national weight management programs, Eliza’s vision has been shaped through her collaborations with noted academic researchers and other practicing clinicians.
For over ten years she’s both been a leader and been mentored in body image, food addiction and recovery, dysfunctional eating and childhood obesity, building on her master’s degree in behavioral psychology from the University of Colorado.
The result is an approach that’s right for anyone who’s ever wanted to reach and maintain their best weight – the weight they’re happiest and healthiest at – and feel great about themselves regardless of the number on the scale.