And I did.
Not only was I overweight, but I was struggling with every aspect of my health. My nerves were shot. I had horrible PMS, migraines, and food sensitivities, I was bloated and tired all the time.
My goal these days is to change the face of women’s health but let me tell you how I got to this point.
After the birth of my daughter when I was 33, I developed severe hormone dysfunctions including estrogen dominance in the form of endometriosis, ovarian cysts, severe menstrual migraines that would last weeks at a time, insomnia, hypothyroidism, and adrenal insufficiency. FUN! Yes, I was a hot mess! My weight began to steadily climb and no matter what I did it wouldn’t stop. I was beyond frustrated and kept doing what I was told to do; count calories, take supplements, and exercise.
I finally realized that I had to stop starving myself and find the optimal way of eating for my body and also look further than food to see if there were other factors in my health problems. Well after a lot of research and some trial and error I found the answer.
I began eating a Paleo-style diet which for me was the best style of eating I had ever come across! My blood sugar stabilized, my bloating decreased, and my energy increased. The best part was I never had to calorie count again!
I had to get my hormones in balance especially my thyroid and adrenal issues and finally, the weight started coming off easily.
I also learned how to manage my stress, eradicate my inflammation and work on past issues; learning to love who I was and quit trying to be someone I wasn’t (this was not an easy road). I came out of this experience realizing that there had to be more women like me who were doing everything “right” and still not able to lose weight due to hormonal imbalances. In 2014 I graduated from The Institute of Transformational Nutrition (ITN) and began helping women to overcome weight loss resistance.
Fast forward to 2019 I had a premature ovarian failure, which means I was quickly heading into menopause at the ripe old age of 42! This, however, was a blessing in disguise as it sent me down the rabbit hole of peri and post-menopause conditions. I reversed my menopause, and I am now on a mission to help women sail through this time and reverse their hormone imbalances and depletion.
I eventually went on to train at the Nutrition Coach Institute (NCI) and became a certified Hormone Specialist. NCI has one of the only Hormone Specialist programs where I also got my certification of completion for Mastering Thyroid and Mastering Gut Health. Without even realizing it, it was combing all of these that helped me to finally heal my body.
I have a passion for nutrition & hormones, but I have a few areas in which I shine in! Why? … Because I needed to heal my issues which I did through endless amounts of research, education, and trial and error. From there I took a liking to a few topics and then I went nuts on them and that nuttiness hasn’t stopped. I am an expert on these subjects because I have spent 1000’s of hours researching them, listened to countless podcasts from every expert in the business, taking courses in them, read all the best books, seen the results with thousands of clients, and now feel super confident to say that yes, I am an expert on these particular things:
My coaching is not for everyone and if you are looking for another quick fix or for me to wave my magic wand then I recommend you look elsewhere.
After experiencing an array of hormonal & perimenopausal symptoms myself, I quickly realized that there is a serious lack of consistent information available out there when it comes to this transition in women’s lives. The lack of quality information and help for peri & post-menopausal women is astounding and incredibly disappointing. Women are often told to suck it up (maybe not in those exact words) and that it is “normal” to experience debilitating symptoms as they lose their hormones.
Well, I am here to tell you otherwise, there is no need to suffer AT ALL during this transition in your life. I provide women with accurate, evidence-based information and support regarding peri & post menopause, enabling them to make more informed choices about the management of their hormones and provide a better post-menopausal quality of life.
You do not have to suffer with waking in the night in a pool of sweat, a nonexistent libido, a 20-pound weight gain, dry hair and skin, sagging breasts, anxiety, depression, emotional instability the list goes on! There is a solution to these pesky and oftentimes crushing symptoms. I offer several different coaching options to meet your price point and solve your hormonal & weight loss challenges.