The making of a health coach
My diet was awful. Bread, crackers, corn chips, + cheese were my staples…with a few cans of Coke added in throughout the day (“but they are Mexican Coke, so it’s made with cane sugar and it’s better for me.” Nope!) A bottle of wine at night to “help” me sleep. No amount of salad, green juice, or exercise could undo the damage I was doing to my body. It’s no wonder I ended up with so many health issues: chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue Celiac, hypothyroidism, brain fog, joint and muscle aches, adult cystic acne, moodiness, extreme digestive issues…It wasn’t until years later when I finally learned that
WHAT WE PUT INTO OUR BODY, IS WE GET OUT OF IT
I was putting in crap and that’s exactly what my body was turning it to. It’s like putting diesel gasoline in a Ferrarri and expecting it to run….
“Garbage in, garbage out” is what my husband says.
These days I have discovered the triggers for my Autoimmune Disease and allergies (many!) and removed them from my diet. Not only have I cleaned up my diet and my health, but I also found a new look on life. One that I could actually participate in without feeling like I was dragging my grumpy, tired body around all day.
AND, while cleaning up one area of my life, I ended up strengthening others (relationships, self worth, self esteem, career).
It’s amazing what some simple diet changes can do for your health and the overall enjoyment of life.
And what I absolutely stay away from:
- Refined sugars
- Processed foods
- Trans fats
- Non-organic meats
- Genetically modified foods
- Foods that elicit an allergic or intolerant reaction (which is a boatload!)
I’m not going to lie to you, it hasn’t always been easy. Some days I feel like my entire body is a science experiment when I reintroduce something back into my diet. But refining my diet has allowed me to live again. Life is easier to manage when you are not in chronic pain, plain and simple. I am able to be a better wife and mom, I have energy and drive to “do something” with my life, I feel inspired, creative, and connected! My body doesn’t hurt and I can be active again. It’s like starting over with a new outlook on life.
If you are ready to make some changes but don’t know where to start, please reach out to me for a free 50-minute Health consultation.