Ilana Charette is the lap band weight loss surgery coach. She teaches women how to trust themselves and their bodies again. Certified through The Life Coach School, Ilana is 32, married and a mother of 2.
Ilana started Weight Watchers for the first time in middle school. She vowed to herself in high school that once she figured out this whole weight thing, she was going to devote her life to helping anyone who would listen with the same. At the age of 23 in 2010, and 292 lbs, she decided to have lap band bariatric surgery. She lost 60 lbs that first year and then slowly gained it all back and then some through her first pregnancy in 2015. Her weight had climbed to 320 lbs.
It was when she became a new mom that she decided things needed to change. It was in that decision that self-love and compassion was introduced — losing weight in a way that she could live her life.
Through thought work and mind management, she has learned to feel the fear and do it anyway. Thoughts are so incredibly powerful and she wants to help others let go of the shame from regain and move into emotional freedom — while losing the weight as a byproduct.
Follow along as she loses 160 lbs in public.