After the birth of her 6th son, I suddenly struggled with an unexplained weight gain and an inability to lose that excess 76 pounds. I tried every diet and exercise plan imaginable, all to no avail.
Through it all, I became educated in all things related to weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle. It took me nearly 6 years to lose the baby weight. Middle age set in, and the hormone dwarfs took control of my body. I gained back 40 pounds. Luckily, I was able to lose it once again, simply by working with my functional medicine doctor to balance my hormones.
Post-child bearing years: keeping the weight off has been a struggle. I realized that I had to stop the dieting, dump the scale and start eating for health.
I am a part-time professor at her local college and I frequently encourage my students not to become discouraged when embarking upon a weight loss journey. Each body is unique; What works for one person, may not have any effect at all on the next person.
When I am not teaching or cooking, I can be found tucked away in a quiet corner, doing the very thing that fills her soul … reading.
I am neither a physician nor a licensed dietitian, and is therefore, not able to provide medical advice. You should always discuss with your doctor any planned changes to your diet or exercise routine before doing so.
Training & Certifications
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition*, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. Additionally, I have been certified through IIN as a Hormone Health Coach. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.
Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.