Hello, my name is Johanna.

 
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I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a special focus on helping women who struggle with their weight.

I'm guessing that you are here, because you have been stressing over how to lose weight. I get it! That was me during most of my twenties. I felt like I was eating fairly healthy but still, I was chunky and could never quite figure out how to keep off the weight.

I tried dieting – only eating salad for a while, or not eating at all. Nothing seemed to work. Until one day I realized the answer wasn’t in how much I was eating but in the quality of the foods. I was regularly eating frozen meals and using packaged foods (Powders mixed with water, anyone?). It never occurred to me to read the ingredients. Scary!!!

Fast-forward a few more years when a friend introduced me to smoothies. That was a real game changer. Here was finally a way to easily get in all the required fruits and veggies each day. My body was flooded with nutrients, which in turn helped kickstart my metabolism. A game-changer! My husband who has been an athlete all his life and not overweight at all actually leaned out A LOT when he started drinking one smoothie a day. It was mind-blowing!

I truly believe that a lot of today’s ailments and chronic diseases are caused by the poor-quality foods we eat. Our bodies are not equipped to digest (literally) some of what we’re calling ‘food’ today. It has changed so much over the last century. Just take a look at any ingredient label in the grocery store. Would your grandma recognize the ingredients? Probably not.

In the spring 2018, my husband and I went on a 30-day detox. No gluten, no dairy, no sugar, no soy, no corn. After the 30 days, we slowly reintroduced each food category, and boy, did I have headaches each time I ate something with gluten. Similarly, I had bellyaches and sinus issues each time I ate dairy. Wow! I had lived with regularly occurring migraines and sinus issues for so long, I had taken them as a given - just something I have to live with. I continue to learn, listen to my body, and make small changes to improve my overall health.

As you can see, it’s definitely been a journey and with each year and each new discovery, I have added to my education and expertise. I am now ready to share all this with you, so you too can embark on a journey to sustainable weight-loss and good health.

Education:
RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training, EMYOGA, Mississippi, 2018
Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, 2017
Certified Fitness Trainer, International Sports Sciences Association, California, 2017