I haven’t owned a scale in almost five years, which is crazy to think about since there was a point in my life where I used to weigh myself every morning. The numbers that popped up would dictate my day – two pounds heavier? No breakfast or lunch and only a salad for dinner. Two pounds lighter? Could be skinnier. In high school, I went vegetarian for a month and dropped down to 88 pounds. EVEN THAT wasn’t good enough. It was a scary time of low self-worth and insecurity.
When I got sick with IBS because I had depleted my body of vital gut microbes, it was my wake-up call to start healing myself through the power of food. I threw away the scale, started shopping at my local farmer’s markets, and preparing simple meals that were whole foods focused. This is what happens once you stop letting numbers on a scale determine your self-worth.
It has been a journey to get where I am today, healthy and thriving with a weakness for double chocolate chip mint ice cream, no guilt attached. Along with way my passion for nutrition was born, which spurred me to become a Nutritional Therapist. I love helping people have those aha moments when they realize that becoming healthier doesn’t have to be a war. You just need the right tools and mindsight in place.