Beyond Recovery

Dramatically improve your relationship with food,
your body, and yourself in 11 weeks.

Do thoughts about food and weight loss fill most of your waking hours?  Do you feel out of control at mealtime, and anxious when someone invites you out to eat?  Do you eat normally in public, but binge or restrict as soon as you’re alone again? Are holidays, birthdays and family gatherings that “should” be fun really stressful because of the food involved?  Do you desperately want control, and feel ashamed when you can’t control your eating behaviors? Have you tried a million different approaches, but continue to struggle with your body image and food?

If you answered yes to many of these questions, I know how soul crushing that can feel. Having an eating disorder is like having a bully in your head 24/7, and it’s almost impossible to stand up to it alone. That is where this course comes in. Beyond Recovery is a online program that comes with a built-in community of women who understand what you’re going through, because we’ve lived it. We will help you stand up to that bully, and we will help you beat it.


Iris McAlpin, course creator & eating disorder survivor.
Iris McAlpin, course creator & eating disorder survivor.

Here’s my Story:
I’ve gained and lost over a hundred pounds in my lifetime.  Just not all at once.  My nightmare with yo-yo dieting, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating began when I was 12 years old, and I decided I wasn’t skinny enough. I started my first diet, and when I lost weight I was hooked. At 16 I started extreme dieting. I measured everything I ate, and I exercised excessively. It didn’t matter that I only ate 600 calories a day, or that I lost my period, most of the feedback I got was that I “looked great.” I even started modeling.  On the one hand I was flattered, but on the other I was devastated. I knew I couldn’t keep it up for long…and I was right.

A year later the bulimia began. I calorie counted, and dieted all week like before, but then I’d eat 5+ meals worth of food in one sitting, and throw it up after.  Over time, these binges became more and more frequent, to the point where I was binging and purging almost every single day. I ran up credit card debt paying for binge food. I was a slave to my addiction and my entire life was consumed by feeding it, and hiding it from everyone I knew and loved.

After years of working on my recovery I was able to stop purging, but I deluded myself into thinking I was “cured” because I wasn’t making myself throw up anymore.  The truth is, I was still binging on a regular basis. This cycle of restricting, binging and purging, dominated my life for over 10 years.

If you’re reading this, you probably have some version of this story, and you’re not alone.  Millions of people struggle with eating disorders, and food addiction.  It doesn’t have to be this way.

I spent the past 13 years studying the psychological, neuroscientific, and biological reasons why we keep these destructive behaviors around even though we “know better.”  I tested hundreds of tools and techniques on myself when traditional recovery practices failed to do the job.  I don’t want you to have to go through the trial and error process I went through, so I am delivering all of the effective tools I discovered in one 10 week course.  This doesn’t have to take up any more of your life!


A few words from course graduates:

I struggled with anorexia for over a decade. I have found this course extremely useful and one of the most powerful things for my recovery. Iris is the best to work with, and I would highly recommend her and this course to anyone seeking help with their eating disorder. – Julie R., 23**
This course was a shot in the dark. I have been struggling with bulimia for 12 years and I thought it had become something that I had to live with. I wanted to be “free.” From the moment I read the advertisement I knew that the word free described all that I wanted from this course. I am a very cheap person, I had been concerned about spending the money on myself because it is more than I have spent on myself in a very long time. It was worth every penny! I was also nervous about the commitment, but I realized that the only person that was in complete control of my life was me and I needed to finally step up to the plate and put the time in.


I was amazed at how I transformed throughout the course. I don’t worry about my weight anymore, I don’t need to see a number on a scale. I actually have feelings, which have been absent from my body for a very long time. My husband and I have created a stronger relationship from this course, and I have learned more about him and his character. I have learned to not just be, but to fully participate and be present in my life. I have learned to feel taste, see, listen and smell my food every time that I eat so that I know what I actually like and what I don’t like. I thought this was going to be a course that told me what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. I was surprised that it is actually more a course about finding yourself and being able to trust the person that you are. I had no idea that a broken relationship or a conversation that I had when I was younger would be taking away my freedom in my own life. I saw how much I was a slave to my own thoughts and I am so glad that I have been able to release those exhausting feelings and be free of food controlling my life…Read More – Alecia, S., 30**

**Please note that individual results may vary



Beyond Recovery – An 11 Week Online Course to get Your Life Back!

In this course you’ll:

  1. Learn the single most powerful tool in conquering food addiction, and how to incorporate it into your daily life.
  2. Create a vision for your new life free from food addiction, and get a step-by-step guide to make that new life a reality.
  3. Radically alter your relationship with your body.
  4. Learn how to eat mindfully, and incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.
  5. Take an in-depth look at the way willpower works, and how you can have your mind be an ally, not an enemy.     
  6. Learn how to better take care of yourself by setting effective boundaries.
  7. Uncover your underlying needs that aren’t being met, and why you use food to cope.
  8. Discover the true cost of binge eating, overeating and food addiction.

You may be wondering how this works….so I’ll tell you!

  • You’ll be given scientifically validated tools and techniques to help you manage your urges, and effective, cutting-edge exercises I developed for this program.
  • You’ll have social support, and group accountability, which has also been proven to be an incredibly powerful ally in dealing with addictive thoughts and behaviors.
  • You’ll get daily assignments and reminders to help you stay on track throughout the course.
  • You’ll also get coaching from someone who has been where you are, and worked their way out of it (me).

I’ve thought of every angle, and you’ll be getting support from all sides.

If you’re a woman struggling with binge eating, an eating disorder or food addiction, and you’re committed to healing your relationship with food, join us and be part of this breakthrough program.

All you need to participate is an internet connection, a computer and a phone!

When you participate, you get:

  • 10 video modules
  • Daily assignments and check-ins to help you stay connected to your commitment
  • Daily email reminders with a link to the group coaching platform
  • Trained mentors who have already completed the program to provide additional insight and support
  • A built-in support group of women working toward the same goals
  • Live weekly group coaching calls, which are recorded for participants who can’t attend.

More unsolicited praise:

This course was just incredible! It has literally changed my life, more than I expected!! Thank you so much Iris, you really are an amazing woman whose wisdom and knowledge I will carry for the rest of my life. – Tanya R., 17*




Frequently Asked Questions:

The truth is, it’s entirely up to you. Of course, the more time and energy you put into it, the better it will work. I recommend spending at least 30 minutes per day on average, but if you have busy days where you can only spend 10 minutes, you can catch up on other days. If you can devote more time, do it. These patterns are stubborn, so they won’t go away by themselves, and it will take something from you to shake them up. What I can assure you is that the work will be worth it!
You will be getting emails every day with relevant information, encouragement, and a link to our group coaching platform where assignments will be posted, and you can interact with other participants. You can use it on your computer, or on the app, which is available for iOS or Android. You don’t have to pay extra to use the platform–it’s all part of the package! Once a week I will send an instructional video module that you can watch at your convenience. There will be a live group call weekly, and you will have 24/7 access to group support via the coaching platform.
You won’t be able to hide your identity from me, but if you want to keep your identity a secret from the other participants you can use a false name for the group coaching platform. I get that this is a sensitive issue. You’ll just need to let me know the name you’re using so that I can best assist you.
If you miss a few days because you’re too busy with work, travel, or something unexpected comes up, it’s not a problem. The emails and assignments won’t be going anywhere, so you can catch up when you return. Just note that as long as you have smart phone with data or wifi and/or access to a computer you can participate from anywhere!

We are currently in session, and will begin another course next Spring. If you’re interested in participating, fill out an application, and you will be notified as soon as your application has been reviewed.  You will also receive information about pricing options, and more details about how the course works. If you need coaching before the next scheduled program, go to my scheduling page to book your free consultation.



*If you do at least 80% of the course work, and are not satisfied with your results, you will receive a full refund.