I’ve spent most of my career studying and working in wellness as a personal trainer, holistic nutritionist and massage therapist. Frustrated with the frustration from women who “did all the right things” but still weren’t reaching their goals, I looked for another way. I personally was learning that being a “perfect” eater was just plain exhausting not only for myself but for those around me.
After nutrition school, I had become obsessed with eating foods that one considers healthy. There’s a term for this called “orthorexia.” Food was about nutrients not nourishment. I spent an incredible amount of energy focusing on eating and exercising perfectly. I was supposed to set a good example, right?
Then, I discovered Mind Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology Lifestyle Coaching and now I understand that there is far more to our metabolism than what we eat and how we move. No wonder there is so much struggle around food and weight. We were missing a critical piece.
Metabolism is the sum total of all the chemical reactions in the body, PLUS the sum total of all our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences.
I have learned the power of letting go of dieting, deprivation, calorie counting and restrictive meal plans, and more and more punishing exercise. I’ve become a relaxed, aware, rhythmic and pleasurable eater. I tune-in to my body’s innate wisdom, listen and actually do less to feel the way I want to feel.