As a result, I tried every diet out there and it seemed like every time I tried a new program, I’d take two steps forward and one step back - sometimes it was one step forward and two steps back. Whether the results were quick or slow, I was frustrated. I felt like I’d always be a slave to some restrictive program if I wanted to be healthy and fit.
After years of trying all these fad diets and quick fixes, I realized that kind of lifestyle wasn’t sustainable or enjoyable and I had to figure something else out.
That’s when I started reclaiming my life!!!! It was a long and winding road, but I figured out how to adapt my food story, feed my body, and take care of myself in a way that felt truly freeing. No more yo-yo dieting for me! I didn’t have to count calories or kill myself at the gym just so I could have dessert at night. I learned healthy living is a joy, not a punishment. And as an added bonus, I had tons more energy.
Now I see food as delicious, fuel and a source of great fun. I love traveling the world and trying new flavors and cuisines and don’t feel guilty or deny myself those pleasures. I’ve totally shifted how I see exercise, as well. It’s something I look forward to, not something I have to do. And self-care has become an everyday event, not a once a year treat.
Of course I’m always a work in progress, but I can eat the foods I love, go out to eat without stressing, and still feel good in my own skin.
That’s why I became a Nutrition Evangelist and specialize in helping women embrace their vision of better health. I love inspiring them to make small, meaningful changes so they can get off the sidelines and have the energy to build the life of their dreams. All without needing 26 hours in their day, being hungry, feeling deprived, or giving up their glass of wine with dinner :)