Before I had my son I weighed 125lbs.
After the birth my weight went up and down and then settled at 155lbs despite no change in my diet.
I ate a whole foods vegetarian diet before I had him, during the pregnancy and after that too.
I just couldn't understand how nothing had changed in my diet, and yet my body did not return to my pre-pregnancy weight.
So after 2 and half years of being annoyed at the extra weight, I did the only thing I knew how at the time, I did the...
If you are stiff, your muscles hurt and your joints ache, your body has a message for you.
You are toxic, acidic and dehydrated.
You need to flush those acids from your tissues, eliminate toxic inflammatory foods from your diet and nourish your muscles and joints through movement - yoga is ideal in this regard.
Have you ever noticed that a lot of retreats combine raw foods with yoga?
That's because raw foods are cleansing and they help flush acids out of your tissues and joints - in other...
This is part of my story of how I discovered that dieting doesn't work and what actually does.
The attached photo is a reverse before and after photo.
It's more like an after, and after that photo.
I starved myself to fit into my grad dress.
This first photo of me is after having starved myself down for grad.
The second photo is at some kind of community event soon after having gained back about 15lbs.
I still remember feeling especially not good about myself that day - ashamed to be seen...
I was chatting with a lady yesterday about young girls and body image and how she had heard that my daughters dance school was well known for being a place with zero tolerance of body shaming or pressuring dancers to be a certain size.
As the mother of a thirteen year old, I was really glad to hear that my daughter's dance school had this reputation. And yet that hasn't stopped her from feeling the internal and peer pressure of wanting to be thinner.
It made me think back to a few years ago...
I recently had a major breakthrough. I had really been struggling in my business on an energetic level which led to financial windfalls and then nothing for months after because I would literally crash after each and every launch - being totally drained from the amount of energy it took to run them.
It is no wonder though how commonly this happens to sole proprietors. Marketers who work for corporations actually get paid for that kind of work, but solo entrepreneurs do everything it...
Even before I specialized in weight loss (my back-round is in prenatal and gut health), the majority of my clients stated that weight loss was one of their goals in working together.
That was easy for me to help them with because gut healing diets heal the liver and the gut leading to the release of weight.
Even my clients who hadn't mentioned that they wanted to lose weight were always pleasantly...
Actually I almost didn't.
Not until 15 years later!!!
This is another story of futility really.
Before I had children I weighted 125lbs, after both babies, my weight settled at 155lbs despite no change in my diet.
I ate a whole foods vegetarian diet before I had babies, while I was pregnant and after that too.
Despite eating healthy, I gained an astronomical amount of weight.
Two months before I gave birth to my daughter, I was already 185lbs (I am barely 5'4). I have...
My journey to understanding and overcoming issues with my weight started way back in high school
I struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. I am no stranger to binging, starving myself, and dieting. In fact, my friends and I used to have binging sleepovers. We called it ‘porking out’. Honestly, I am not sure what I was more excited about - hanging out with my friends or pigging out! I remember lamenting “wouldn’t it be amazing if junk food made you...
This is part 4 of a series of articles on telling ourselves the truth. Another long one. This article is the perfect read for you if you can't figure out why you don't let yourself do the things you want to.
In part one, I shared how to break down the bars of your own personal prison by identifying the little and not so little lies we tell ourselves - ones that keep us caged inside our problems.
In part two I shared how you can avoid the chaos of having to bomb the prison...