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.
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